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Sports Studies/Sports Science

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Sports Studies/Sports Science

Sport is arguably the most dominant industry in the world today. The Olympics, The FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon and The Masters Tournament are just a handful of examples of sporting events that grip the attention of the globe, boosting the economy through tourism, merchandise, advertising and TV rights. Also with a growing awareness of personal health and fitness, there has never been a better time to join the industry.

Course Information

  • Levels available 1 / 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref SPORTS
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees N/A

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You will cover a broad variety of topics relating to the sporting industry, from anatomy and physiology, to sports psychology and sports business. You will conduct research projects, learn about officiating and the regulations of sport, and find out how to apply your skills to different career pathways. You will understand the industry first hand through work experience and relevant trips – last year a group of our students headed out to Uganda to teach games and sports to young children.

If you are specifically interested in the Level 3 Sports Science qualification, you can expect to:

  • Have dynamic work experience opportunities
  • Receive excellent support with UCAS applications to top tier universities
  • Hear from a range of guest speakers and link to employers
  • Study units such as sports nutrition, sport and exercise psychology and physiology, sport and exercise massage, sports coaching, sports injuries, fitness training, and much more
  • Discover alternative progression routes to further qualifications and training

The level that you would like to study and is most suitable will be discussed and allocated at interview.

What's next?

Depending on what steps you want to take next, you could move on to study a university-level qualification to improve your knowledge in your specialism, conduct efficient research projects and make useful contacts in the industry. You could also kick your career off straight away with the experience you’ve gained, by taking up a position as a coach or teaching assistant in a local school. You could even be scouted by a sports team to join their training programme to play at a professional level.

Is it for me?

Whether you dream of coaching a Premier League team, want to help people feel better about themselves, or want to get children into your favourite sport, a qualification in sports could help you reach your goal. You must be an excellent verbal and written communicator and have excellent organisational skills. Depending on what steps you want to take next, you could move on to study a university-level qualification to improve your knowledge in your specialism, conduct efficient research projects and make useful contacts in the industry. You could also kick your career off straight away with the experience you’ve gained, by taking up a position as a coach or teaching assistant in a local school. You could even be scouted by a sports team to join their training programme to play at a professional level.

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