Sport & Exercise Science (Level 3 Extended Diploma)
The premier sports course that is aimed at students that want to study Sport and Exercise Science full-time with a view to progress on to University or Advanced Level Apprenticeships. It is an aspirational and academically challenging course, which focuses on the study of Sport Science. We cover a variety of applied science-based units such as Anatomy, Physiology and Sport Psychology to provide you with key underpinning knowledge. We also progress into studying key vocational areas, such as Sports Injuries and Massage, Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and research-based areas.
Duration: One year
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
What will I do?
We will cover a wide range of topics including: Sport and Exercise Physiology, Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance, Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing, Coaching for Performance and Fitness, Specialised Fitness Training, Sports Injury and Assessment, Sports Massage, Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science, Technology in Sport and Exercise Science, Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science, and Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Exercise Science.
How will I learn?
All of our classes are a mixture of theory and practical. Wherever possible underpinning theory will be demonstrated in a practical context using our excellent facilities. We will do a mixture of group work, individual work, research, and presentations.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed through a mixture of assignments, practical assessments and exams. Examples include written reports, presentations and observations of practical competence.
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.
What kit/uniform do I need?
There is a minimum kit package that you will be required to purchase. The package includes a t-shirt, shorts and mid-layer top. The cost is £55 (subject to change).
The majority of students progress onto Higher Education and study degrees in Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Sports Coaching. Other options include Advanced Apprenticeships in Personal Training, Community Sport and Health Officer, Advanced Coach in Sport and Physical Activity, amongst many more.
Reasons to join us:
- Our courses have had high pass rates for the past six years!
- Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art including sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite, and an FA-accredited Astro Turf football pitch.
- The teamwork and employability skills that you will develop during the course will be helpful for any future career in any industry.
- We are a TASS Dual Career Accredited Centre and can provide additional support towards your studies and sports performance.
What our students say:
“Teaching is enjoyable with lots of different ways to get the best out of you”
“All teachers are supportive and enthusiastic about their subjects. They have all really helped me to achieve my goals.”
“Fun and enjoyable. The course explores different aspects of sports science”
“The course gives you a real insight into the sporting world”
“The course is fun and educational”
How do I apply/enrol?
Head to our website and complete our simple online application form: www.stockton.ac.uk/apply
Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.