BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science @ All Saints' Catholic High School

This course examines all aspects of sport - sports development, sports injuries, fitness, the social context of leisure and recreation, high performance sport, and many other aspects of the sport, leisure or fitness industry.

The new specification starting in September 2016 consists of 3 externally assessed units and 12 internally assessed units over the course of 2 years.

Each internal assignment will have an overall grade awarded of a pass, merit or distinction. The overall points will be calculated on the total points achieved from internally assessed units combined with the grade points from the external assessments.

8 Mandatory Units

1. Sport and exercise physiology

2 Functional anatomy

3 Applied sport and exercise psychology

4 Field and laboratory based fitness testing

5 Applied research methods in sport and exercise science

6 Coaching for performance and fitness

8 specialised fitness training

12 Sociocultural issues in sport and exercise

* 3 units must have employer involvement

Optional Units

10. Physical activity for individual and group based exercise

11 Sports massage

13 Nutrition for sport and exercise performance

14 Technology in sport and exercise sciences

15 Sports Injury and assessment