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Course Overview

This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.

Sports Science is a growing area in sport as many athletes and clubs now employ sports scientists to increase progress and achievement.

The subject is quite diverse and includes a range of topics including Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology, Injury Prevention, Nutrition, Fitness Testing and Sports Coaching.

Qualifications Available

  • BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

Course Topics

  • Psychology
  • Fitness Testing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Injuries
  • Technology in Sports Science
  • Sports Massage
  • Biomechanics


Course Features

A diverse range of topics covered within the qualification. Opportunities to develop work experience in your chosen area such as Physiotherapy.

High Quality Teaching in State-of-the-Art Facilities

As a Sport student, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to top-of-the-line sports equipment at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, which proudly serves as the home of the College’s Sport Academy as well as the facilities at Staffordshire University.

This includes access to physiology labs, nutrition labs, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a 33 metre swimming pool as well as 4G AstroTurf.


  • External Assessment: 42%
  • Internal Assessment: 58%
  • Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2023 Results: 89% High Grades on the Extended Diploma and 100% on the Diploma.   

Where Courses Become Careers

Studying this course could lead to higher education or directly into employment.

This course can lead to a range of sports science careers, such as: becoming a nutritionist, physiologist, sports coach, sports scientist, sports psychologist, sports therapist, physiotherapist,  fitness professional, teacher or the police.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Communication in practical sessions and through regular group work and presentations.

Development of a lifelong love of learning through a range of learning methods and mixture of practical sessions and theoretical lessons.



If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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