Sport and Exercise Science at West Suffolk College - UCAS

West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Sport and Exercise Science

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Course summary

Embark on a dynamic journey into the world of Sport & Exercise Science with our BTEC Higher National qualification. Designed for those who seek practical, hands-on learning experiences, this qualification offers a comprehensive study of the Sport & Exercise Science sector, opening doors to a wealth of exciting career opportunities in the field. At the heart of our program is the goal to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive within the sport and active leisure industry. We understand the importance of being able to operate effectively, efficiently, and in alignment with current industry practices. Whether you aspire to advance your current career or kickstart a new one, our course is tailored to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our approach is all about hands-on learning. We believe that practical experience is the key to unlocking your potential and ensuring you're ready to make a meaningful impact in your chosen field. Our emphasis on work experience placements means you'll have the chance to apply your knowledge in real-world settings, gaining invaluable insights and skills that will set you apart. When it comes to coaching, education, and instruction, we recognise the diverse needs of the industry. While our course team boasts expertise in both performance-focused and participation-oriented approaches, our ethos leans toward fostering inclusion and enabling participation. We understand the importance of creating an environment where everyone, regardless of their background or ability, can enjoy the benefits of sport and exercise. What sets our program apart is its unique focus on practical skills and understanding. We bridge the gap between theory and application, ensuring that you graduate not only with a solid knowledge base but also with the practical skills and understanding necessary for the job market. This approach addresses a crucial gap in the market, where many institutions concentrate on sports science theory without preparing students for the roles available in the industry. Sport and physical activity are constantly evolving, and our course reflects this dynamic nature. We are committed to keeping you up to speed with the latest industry trends and changes. This means you'll graduate with the adaptability and knowledge required to thrive in this fast-paced and ever-changing field.


Nutrition This unit aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to understand the nutritional composition of food and the effects of nutritional choices on the health of a person. Fundamentals of Sports Psychology This unit aims to illustrate how psychological concepts underpin involvement in sport and exercise and to demonstrate their impact on human behaviour. Anatomy and Physiology You will gain knowledge of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and understand how movement is produced. Professional Skills You will develop knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques necessary to carry out Sport and Exercise Science-related research. Coaching Practice and Skill Development The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of coaching practice and the skill development associated with athlete performance. Training, Fitness, Testing Training Fitness and testing can be applied within all areas of sport and exercise science because it examines the different fitness requirements of different sports, the different training methods that can develop these areas and the adaptations that occur within a team or individual because of these adopted methods. Lifestyle Coaching This unit will develop insight into the different approaches to lifestyle coaching and to key systems and strategies used in coaching. Community Coaching This unit challenges you to understand the different cultures and contexts in which sports coaches work, and to understand the role of policy and national governing body initiatives in shaping the pedagogic practice of coaches in the community.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written reports, written assignments, literature reviews, group presentations, and the compilation of a learning journal.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4/C or above

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6360 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6360 Year 1
Scotland £6360 Year 1
Wales £6360 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs may include the purchase of core texts – we acknowledge individuals may prefer hard copy core texts for annotation and reference. You may need to apply for an enhanced DBS Check. There may be additional costs for optional external trips and visits. Costs will be dependent on travel and admission tariffs at the time.
Sport and Exercise Science at West Suffolk College - UCAS