Sports Studies

At a glance

Course title                        Sports Studies

Level                                 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Exam board                        Edexcel (

Why study sports studies?

The sport and leisure industry comprises leisure and health centres and private and public sector clubs. Opportunities include working with sports professionals, in fitness, sports coaching and outdoor education.  This course provides you with a springboard to a university degree or foundation degree in an appropriate discipline, or to employment.

Course content

There are seven units covered over the two years of study:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being
  • Professional Development in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Leadership
  • Application of Fitness Testing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Coaching for Performance