Course type:

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport and Exercise Science

The legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has increased sports participation and enthusiasm at all levels, creating a demand in the sports science and sports therapy fields. If you're looking to pursue a career in sports science or sports therapy, then this two-year course is an ideal starting point.

The course will will provide you with a balance of academic and practical learning, however, it is important to note that there is a significant amount of research involved in studying for this qualification. At our state-of-the-art sport facilities, we will ensure you have access to the best training and teaching resources.

What you will study

Modules will include:

• Sport and Exercise Physiology
• Functional Anatomy
• Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Nutrition
• Field and Lab Based Fitness Testing

You will be able to utilise the extensive range of facilities that are available here including sports laboratories, the Sports Academy Centre and the therapy suite.

Industry experience

Completing some work experience during your first and second years will allow you to:

• Gain first-hand experience of the industry
• Benefit from invaluable networking opportunities and contacts

You’ll also gain applied experience opportunities through the use of our human performance laboratory and therapy suite.

Career and education opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or progress to university to study Sports Science or Sports Therapy related programmes.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

6 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics, English Language and a Science.

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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