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Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Course Code: C3106
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
23 Jun 19

Sport and exercise science is the study of the scientific principles and techniques that underpin sports performance and health. This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. This exciting and innovative course covers a wide range of practical and theoretical units such as Anatomy for Sport and Exercise, Sports Physiology, Sports Psychology, Fitness Testing, Practical Sport, Fitness Training, Sports Nutrition, Biomechanics, Sports Analysis, Outdoor Adventure, and Instructing Physical Activity. Assessment includes a range of written and practical based activities.

There is a £40 fee for Outdoor Education Residential.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Progression to year two of the extended diploma in sport and exercise science programme is subject to satisfactory completion of year one.    Successful students also have the opportunity to seek employment in the sport, leisure and recreation industry in careers such as sports development assistant, fitness consultant, health and physical activity co-ordinator, sports coach or leisure centre assistant, or progress to higher education courses such as the HND in Sports Coaching and Development, HND in Sports and Exercise Science or Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport in addition to an honours degree at university.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

Preference may be given to those who hold a Level 2 Literacy or Numeracy qualification in addition to science at Level 2.

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, tel: 028 90265332 or email: [email protected]