Sport and Exercise Science (BTEC)

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.


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Sport science

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Diploma
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
Topics you will study
  • Psychology
  • Fitness Testing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Injuries
  • Technology in Sports Science
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

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 or fitness professional.


External Assessment: 42%
Internal Assessment: 58%

Awarding Body:

Pearson Edexcel

Results 2018: 100%
Key Features:
  • Diverse range of topics covered within the qualification.
  • Opportunities to develop work experience in your chosen area such as Physiotherapy.
  • Access to the best facilities in the region, including: physiology labs, nutrition labs, psychology labs, fitness centre, 4G AstroTurf and 33 metre swimming pool.
Stoke6th Graduate Attributes
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.

What our students say…

“Presentations and talks from people working in the industry such as physiotherapists and fitness instructors really inspired me to work hard.”

“The staff supported me and challenged me over the two years to enable me to achieve my Double Distinction and get a place on a Physiotherapy course at university.”