What will I study?
The Introductory Diploma in Sports Studies allows students to study a range of modules relating to the wide scope of topics that make up the study of Sport, including physiology, business, health and practical performance. Students will study six units in total. There are four mandatory units:
Anatomy and physiology for sport – this will include the study of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory and energy systems.
- Lifestyle factors – this will include the study of how lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol intake can affect health and well-being, students will learn to analyse individuals’ lifestyle factors and advise them on how to improve.
- Risk assessment in sport – this will include learning how to carry out sport specific risk assessments to maintain the safety of participants and colleagues in a workplace and how to plan safe sporting activities.
- Sports Leadership – students will learn how to plan, lead and manage sporting activities. Through practical experience students will learn the importance of psychological factors when leading sports activities.
An additional two units will be studied which will be selected according to the strengths of the student cohort. These are usually practical based units which allow students the opportunity to take part in a variety of individual sports as well as outdoor and adventurous activities*. The course is assessed through a combination of externally assessed exams and internally assessed written and practical coursework.
*Please be aware that in order to take part in some activities they may be a charge for facilities.
Where will it lead?
Students can progress onto range of further qualifications such as BTEC Level 4 diplomas in sport or sport and exercise science and undergraduate or foundation degrees in sport studies, sport and exercise sciences, sport coaching, outdoor studies and sport business.