The aim of all sports people is to maximise their performance on the day of competition. The BTEC National sport and exercise science course aims to look at sports performance from a scientific angle, and studies all the major topics which will affect the quality of a sporting performance. From this knowledge students can then apply the information to improve and maximise their own sporting.
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Start Date: September 2010
End Date: June 2011
Venue: Coleg Powys Brecon
Tutor: Stephen Thomas
Who is this course for? The aim of all sports people is to maximise their performance on the day of competition. The BTEC National sport and exercise science course aims to look at sports performance from a scientific angle, and studies all the major topics which will affect the quality of a sporting performance. From this knowledge students can then apply the information to improve and maximise their own sporting potential as well as others that they instruct.
Previous knowledge required: A minimum of four relevant subjects at GCSE grade C or above, with at least a C in Science or PE essential. Other suitable vocational qualifications will also be considered for entry purposes
What will I study? The course content reflects this performance approach to sport, and consists of both traditional approaches such as Anatomy, Physiology, Sports Nutrition and Biomechanics, to relatively modern disciplines such as Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sport and Exercise Massage. All of these are delivered through a scientific approach which provides a core element to the course. Students will have the opportunity to explore sport science through a laboratory approach, and make use of the Human Performance Laboratory based at the college, which allows scientific analysis of sporting performance.
What else will I do? A unique feature of the Coleg Powys National Award and Diploma are the training opportunities and coaching expertise the college offers through the Academy programme, concentrating on football, hockey, netball and rugby, which is supported with a comprehensive strength and conditioning training programme that runs alongside the academic programme. Students have coaching and conditioning to help them reach their individual sporting potential and the teaching to allow them to reach their academic potential. Key skills will also feature within the overall programme.
How will I be assessed? There will be a combination of examinations and coursework.
What will I achieve? 1 Year - National Award in Sport & Exercise Sciences 2 Year - National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences
What can I do afterwards? For more information about our other courses in this field, please enquire.
Materials required: No specific materials or equipment are required for this course.
Additional information about this course: These courses are only available on the Brecon site.