Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Sport & Exercise Science


Level 3

Career Sector

Life & Sports Sciences

Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Start Date


Course overview

A blended approach of both theory and practical elements, our sport courses offer a stepping stone towards a career within the sport, exercise and leisure sector. Leadership and volunteering are a big part of the course where you will be actively involved in project based learning activities within the sports community, both inside and outside of college, as part of our Leadership Academy.

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths.


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C/4 or above
  • Grade C/4 or above in any GCSE Science

What will I study?

If you are hardworking and enthusiastic about learning the theoretical side to sport, while using practical elements to consolidate your understanding, this course is ideal for you.

If you are interested in a career in the sports industry, or wish to take the qualification on to higher education, Sport & Exercise Science is a good choice.

As a Sports student you will have the opportunity to become a student athlete, combining your academic studies with full-time training in the Storm Sports Academy.


Core Modules

Functional Anatomy

Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology

Sport & Exercise Physiology

Field & Lab-based Fitness Testing

Research Methods

Coaching for Performance & Fitness

Nutrition for Sport & Exercise Performance

UK Level 2 & Level 3 Sports Leaders Qualification in Sports Leadership and Maths and English

Additional Modules

Sport Injury & Assessment

Fitness Training & Programming

Sports Massage

Research Project in Sport & Exercise Science

Why study Sport & Exercise Science at USP?

You will have the opportunity to become a full-time student athlete, combining your vocational studies with training as part of the Seevic Storm competitive sports programme.

As one of the most successful college sports programmes in the country, we enjoy a strong tradition of competing in the best competitions and leagues, and can boast an impressive array of both team and individual national champions.

The expertise of our staff also gives our student athletes excellent sports science support, which includes:

  • Strength & Conditioning Programmes
  • Fitness Testing Specialists
  • Sports Nutrition Support
  • Storm includes: Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Table Tennis, Trampoline, Golf, Swimming and Athletics

What could I do next?

Highly suited to students who wish to progress onto a degree at University in Strength & Conditioning, Teaching, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Therapy etc.

Employment opportunities in Teaching, Sports Coaching and the Health & Fitness Industry.

Jack Adams is currently training as a Physiotherapist and Daniel Forster Knight is working for Nuffield Health.


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