Sport & Exercise Science - Level 3 (September 2024 Start)

Start Date:
End Date: 22/06/2025
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

Have you ever wondered why Usain Bolt can run so fast? Or why Chris Froome has won consecutive Tour de France titles? Then the Sport and Exercise Science course at Yeovil College is for you. With passionate industry specialists, you will experience a course that is designed to allow you to gain a holistic understanding of how sports people become top athletes, as well as exploring exercise in the general population. Through a range of practical, laboratory, and theory sessions you will explore the body and mind with a view to sport and exercise.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

You will have the oppportunity to complete work experience at professional sporting clubs, physiotherapists, psychologists, NHS and many more.

Qualification Gained

BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science. There is an option to study an A Level in Biology alongside this qualification. Making this the perfect pathway for those wishing to progress to study towards a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at institutions such as Loughborough University.

After The Course

Previous students that have studied sport & exercise science at Yeovil College have gone onto secure careers as physiotherapists, PE teachers, sports psychologists, cardiac physiologists, strength and conditioning specialists and performance analysts at elite sports clubs. Additional options may include careers in paramedicine, military and public services.

What Will I Learn

You will learn about a set of core subjects that are vital to a holistic understanding of sport and exercise science. These include Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, and Biomechanics. In the second year, there is greater emphasis on the application of this knowledge to sport and exercise.

English And Maths

Report writing is a key part of working in sport and exercise science, therefore, English will be embedded in lessons to ensure you are writing to a high standard. In addition, maths plays an integral part in analysing sets of data with sport and exercise science - these will be skills worked upon throughout sessions.

Our Lecturers

Louis Irwin (Study Programme Manager), Andrew Mitchell, Andy Roda, Laura Turnbull.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

You will be taught using a range of teaching methods aimed at ensuring retention of scientific knowledge and greater application to sport and exercise. This will include scientific testing and analysis of sporting performance and training.


Weekly tutorials used for one to one support, progress updates, employability skills and workshops, taster sessions and guest speakers.

Course Expenses

£67.50 for compulsory kit: https://www.kukrisports.co.uk/teamshop/yeovilcollege-studenttsb/productNavListNg.action Please note that optional trips and visits may incur additional fees.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a range of methods including written assignments, lab reports, data analysis, presentations, observations and practical activities.

Entry Requirements

You need a minimum of five GCSE's at grade 9-4, including English and maths. A 4 in Science is also preferable.

Required Experience

No previous experience required but a strong interest in the link between science and sport will help you to succeed on this course.

How To Apply

Apply via the Yeovil College Website.