Sport and Exercise Science

Subject: Sport/Sport and Exercise Science

Level: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level)
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Location: Bryn Celynnog

Details

Examples of Compulsory Units

1 The Body in Action – Students will study the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory systems and analyse how they are used to produce movement and respond to training.

2 Health and Safety in Sport – students will study risk factors in sport, minimising and preventing injuries, rules and regulations, types of common injuries, alternative treatments and risk assessment.

3 Training and Fitness for Sport – Students will study fitness and lifestyle, training programmes, training methods, nutrition for sport and psychological factors which affect performance.

Examples of Specialised Units

1 Sports Coaching – students will study the wide variety of skills, qualities and responsibilities of a coach and also be involved in practical coaching, developing essential leadership and communication skills.

2 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise – students take on the role of a professional within the sphere of fitness testing in order to study, administer and analyse the results of the popular methods of fitness testing in medical and sport and fitness areas.

3 Practical Team/Individual Sport – students will perform in a chosen sport analysing their performance and prescribing training programmes for improvement.

Requirements for entry to the course.

All students would normally be expected to have achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE. Physical Education at GCSE will be an advantage to studying for the BTEC National Award. However, the specifications have been designed to provide progression by building on knowledge, understanding and skills set out in the National Curriculum Key Stage 4 and s GCSE in Physical Education would not be essential. It will be essential that each student is actively involved in a structured, organised and competitive sporting activity.

What are the benefits of studying Sport.

• The BTEC National Award in sport is an ideal step to higher qualifications in the sport and leisure sector.
• Students can go on to study BTEC National Diploma, degree level courses in Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Leisure Management.
• The BTEC National Award in Sport can lead to careers in Sports Science, Leisure Management, Sports Coaching, Teaching, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Armed Forces, Corporate Training.

Staff to consult for more information
Mr. M. Sallam, Mr. J. Stock

Subject: Sport – Sport and Exercise Science

Level: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels)
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Location: Bryn Celynnog

Example of Mandatory Units

1
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology – The aim of this unit is to explore the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and also to learn the fundamentals of the energy systems.

2 The Physiology of Fitness -This unit provides an opportunity for learners to explore the body’s response to acute exercise and how the body adapts to long-term exercise participation.

3 Assessing Risk in Sport -The aim of this unit is to make the learner explicitly aware of the vital nature of risk assessment and its management within the sports industry.

4 Fitness Training and Programming – The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to plan fitness training sessions and design fitness training programmes.

5 Sports Coaching – The aim of this unit is to develop a learners understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a sports coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

6 Sports Development – The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an overview of the principles of sports development, the key agencies involved and to provide practical examples of current practice.

7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise – The aim of this unit is to develop a learners understanding and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, skills and techniques of a sports coach and how to apply them whilst coaching and/or leading sports sessions.

8 or 9
Practical Team/Individual Sports – The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explore the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team/individual sports through practical participation.

Examples of Optional Units – likely choices but lots more available.

8 or 9
Practical Team/Individual Sports – The aim of this unit is to enable learners to explore the skills, techniques, tactics and rules of team/individual sports through practical participation.

11 Sports Nutrition – The aim of this unit is to provide a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants.

15 Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise – The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to design, plan, deliver and review exercise sessions which meet the needs of different client groups.

17 Psychology of Sports Performance – The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the psychological dimensions of sport and develop techniques to improve sporting performance.

26 Work Experience in Sport – The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the skills needed to undertake a work experience placement in the sports industry.
Staff to consult for more information Mr. M. Sallam, Mr. J. Stock