On this course you will learn about the activities undertaken by sport and exercise scientists and sports therapists. Sport & exercise sciences’ core elements of anatomy, physiology, psychology and biomechanics are seen in almost every aspect of sport. There are increasing career opportunities for sport and exercise scientists in the sport, fitness, health and exercise community.
The course covers:
5 GCSEs at A* - C grade (or acceptable alternatives) including English, maths and PE or science. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required and will be carried out at the start of the course
BTEC Sport courses are assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments, however there will also be some exams.
Successful students could progress onto university/higher education or into employment. Areas of progression could include sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, teaching and sport and cultural Studies.
Staff and Facilities:
You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and sport work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's professional sports clubs including, Sheffield FC, SUFC, SWFC, Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Steeldogs. The excellent facilities for our sport students include a fully equipped fitness suite, sports hall, gym, 3G outdoor pitches and sports science laboratories.
Will the course suit me?
You should have a keen interest in a career in sports therapy, exercise referral or sports science. You will need to have good time management skills in order to manage coursework and meet assignment deadlines.
Although you are not expected to buy specific clothing, you can purchase college sweatshirts and t- shirts if you wish and you will need to bring appropriate kit for indoor and outdoor activities. You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and visits and to pay for your DBS check. You may be entitled to help with this from the college’s Learner Support Fund.