ABOUT THE COURSE
Sport and Exercise Science Higher National Certificate is an ideal qualification for people who aspire to work in the industries of health and fitness, sports coaching, or sport and exercise sciences. The course provides a specialist vocational programme which has links to professional body requirements. The intention of this course is to combine theoretical study with practical applications across the key disciplines. The course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the different pathways available within the aforementioned industries. Students will gain invaluable experience by studying this course.
Nutrition // Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology // Anatomy & Physiology // Professional Skills // Coaching Practice & Skill Development // Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health // Injury Prevention // Sports Massage
*Units may be subject to slight change due to cohort requirements.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course and a variety of methods are used including presentations, reports, practical observations, exams and written work. Deadlines will be strictly applied to the submission of work, as is university and business practice. There are no formal examinations.
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
This course can lead to our Level 5 HND (Higher National Diploma) and later to complete a top-up degree year at universities. HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment. Through developing your abilities, you could demonstrate the potential to move into administrative, supervisory and eventually management roles. It is also a well-regarded qualification for progression to the second year of an Honours Degree at some universities.