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BTEC, Level 3

Applied Sport & Exercise Science

Applied Sport & Exercise Science is a balanced course with varying assessments. It promotes deeper theoretical understanding of the components that affect the body in sport. Students will have practical sessions to experiment with industry standard equipment to explore and understand theory in practice.

This course is particularly suitable for students who enjoy studying the science of sport and regularly participate in some form of sport or training.

You will study a variety of areas, including:

• Functional Anatomy
• Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
• Coaching for Performance and Fitness

You will also study one of the following units:

• Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
• Specialised Fitness Training
• Physical Activity for Individual and Group-based Exercise

Many of our students progress onto the BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Exercise Sciences at Selby College, or apply for university.

Potential Careers

• Teacher
• Sports Massage Therapist
• Fitness Coach
• Physiotherapist
• Nutritionist
• Personal Trainer

The minimum requirement is at least 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 (or above) including Maths, plus English Language at Grade 4.

Students must gain a minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Sport/PE if taken. You will also ideally have an interest in human biology, sport and/ or physical exercise.

Internally assessed assignments/ practical and externally assessed tasks.

Where can it lead?