What career opportunities can this lead to?
UCAS Accredited: Yes
Level 3 Sports Science
What career opportunities can this programme lead to?
-Year on year, the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy. The annual contribution of the sport sector to the UK is over 8 billion. The sector has more than 36,000 employers creating work for more than 600,000 full-time and part-time employees, and 5 million plus volunteers. Sport and exercise scientists continue to be a growing presence in the world of sport, and as we look to the future all the signs suggest that their influence in sport will increase. Sport science seeks to develop and improve sports performance. Sports science is multi-disciplinary and learners will cover areas such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics, nutrition and fitness. When working in sport science you will be seeking to develop athletes and maximise their potential.
-On successful completion of Year 1 students will have the opportunity to apply for Year 2 to gain the full qualification or seek advice of other course options and employment.
-On completion of the second year of this course students may progress directly into their chosen area of the sports industry or progress onto Higher Education. Students from this course have progressed directly into the industry and are now to be found employed in related health and fitness roles, including sports coaching, sport and leisure management and development. Those progressing to university have gone on to join the teaching and sports development professions, sports coaching and instructing as well as sports therapy and teaching at primary and secondary level.
-Many students are taking the opportunity to progress into degree courses Sport, Coaching and Fitness, Sports Science and Foundation Degree Sports Therapy, all at local universities including Chichester, Winchester, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Southampton Solent University, as well as further afield to Bedfordshire, Leeds, Bath and Worcester. On completion of this course up to 360 UCAS points can be gained for entrance into Higher Education
-Salary Earnings can range from 16000 per year working in a Leisure Centre to in the excess of 100,000 per year working at Sport England or similar organisations.