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.

Sport and Exercise Science (BTEC)

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

Course Features

A 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.


External Assessment: 42%
Internal Assessment: 58%

Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2018 Results: 100%

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 or fitness professional.

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:

Direct Line: 01782 854221
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