Sport and Exercise Science

This course is available in Welsh

Course Overview

Sport and exercise is a huge and rapidly expanding global industry, while levels of public fitness and participation in physical activity are issues on the political agenda. For this reason, sport and exercise scientists are in increasing demand, particularly given the drive of professional athletes to maximise their potential.

This course is aimed at those students who hold a strong interest in sport science and an interest in developing athletes' ability through analysis and research studies. 

Subject topics covered will incorporate areas of anatomy, exercise physiology, sport psychology, biomechanics, sports nutrition, sports research and sports injuries.

Updated July 2017

Entry Requirements

Seven GCSEs grade C or above to include English, maths and science. Equivalent subjects considered at Distinction grade.

Course Delivery

Assessment is through ongoing projects and practical assignments. In the final year students will work on a major project involving research activities.

All students take part in work experience programmes.


Progression Opportunities

Staying with GCS, you could progress on to the Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management

This qualification will provide the foundation for studying at degree level in preparation for developing a career in sport science related occupations such as psychologist, biomechanist, nutritionist, kinaesiologist, sports therapy and physiotherapy. It would also be appropriate for students interested in PE teaching.

Additional Information

Students on this course will be charged for a DBS check.

Students are required to purchase a college T-shirt, polo and hoody at a cost of £70.

Students will have the opportunity to purchase a college tracksuit and sports related kit linked to the sport of their choice.

Minimal costs may be required for local educational visits.


Sian Fowler on 01792 890700

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