Learners who choose to undertake this Diploma are likely to have a strong interest into how science can support the study of sports. The range of units chosen for this Diploma will give a good overall view of the relationship between sport and science, focusing the mandatory units on a mixture of the two disciplines.
Students will be able to see the links between the two areas and understand how they work together and how reliant they are on each other. The units will allow students to consider their options for further study and then progress onto sports science or sport and exercise science undergraduate degrees whilst having given them a flavour of how these elements work together.
The ungraded units have been selected to provide underpinning skills which will support academic study but will also provide students with relevant skills to continue onto study in a range of sports science degrees.
Why choose this qualification?
Students will study mandatory content in a range of relevant areas including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and understanding the impact of exercise on the body. They will have the opportunity to research into a relevant topic and present their findings. Students will selection optional units of interest which could provide underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding for their planned future programme of study such as sports injuries, coaching, promoting exercise in children and young people and the link between human physiology and nutrition.
Following successful completion of this Diploma, students will be able to progress to university to study a range of pathways, including sports science, sports studies and physiotherapy.
The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Sports Science will be available for delivery from February 2017.