Sports Science


This two year course covers everything from anatomy and nutrition to physiology and fitness training. You’ll gain practical experience in sports science related disciplines such as sports massage, fitness testing and psychological profiling. You will also undertake professional work experience in sports science laboratories at local universities.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Sports scientist, physiotherapist, sports therapist, sports nutrition expert, fitness instructor and teacher.

Sports science (physiology, psychology, biomechanics) and sports coaching/fitness.

The college helps students to secure sports scholarships in the USA.

Topics you'll cover


  • Anatomy for sport and exercise
  • Sport and exercise physiology
  • Sport and exercise psychology.


  • Sport and exercise massage
  • Sports nutrition
  • Fitness testing and training.

Assessment and Qualification

  • 100% coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (level three)
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade 4 and above (including English and maths)
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

What students say about the course

"Sports science is one of my favourite subjects at college. I really enjoy the engagement in class and the knowledge my two teachers have makes the subject that bit more fun! One of my personal highlights was when we went on a trip to Southampton Solent University where we used state of the art equipment used by professional athletes for fitness testing. This was a very enlightening experience and gave us an idea of what university is like. I also enjoyed the practical unit, where we analysed our performance in two different sports over four weeks."

Sophie Cook, previously at Testwood Sports College

Additional information


Using lab testing equipment at Solent University and Bournemouth University taster days. You will also receive tours of each campus, finance talks and lecture tasters.


During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.