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HNC/HND IN SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Sport & Exercise Science

Course Code

20P1SPT00019

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirements

You need 48 UCAS points (120 on the old tariff), including a level 3 (or equivalent) in sport or physical education and typically GCSEs, at grade 9-4 in maths and English.

Applications for this courses must be made via UCAS – UCAS code- C600 Institution code N57.

Future Study

Having successfully completed the HND, you will be able to progress to:

  • the final year of university to complete a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science
  • paid employment in the sector as a sports therapist, strength and conditioning coach, sports nutritionist and a sport and exercise scientist

Cost

What you need to know

IS THIS FOR ME?

The course is designed to provide a foundation for anyone wishing to enter the field of sports, exercise science and coaching and is geared towards a career in the fast growing sports industry.

This course suits learners who want a more local alternative to university, with dedicated small class sizes and one-to-one support while working towards a degree.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Your course will consist of classroom-based assignments, projects, practical tests and exams.

You will study topics including:

  • Advanced nutritional strategies for athletes
  • Laboratory and field-based testing for performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Injury prevention and sports massage
  • Sport-specific strength and conditioning programme
  • Psychology for sports performance and,
  • Research methods in sport and exercise sciences

The HNC is awarded after successful completion of the first year.

Please visit UCAS for further course fees information.

LOCATION

Hitchin Campus