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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

Key Points

  • Learn about human biology
  • Understand the ethics and values of sport
  • Study the importance of health through fitness

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in sports therapy

About your Diploma

Sports science is the study of how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how exercise can impact on us physically, mentally and socially.

Sports science uses physiology, psychology, and anatomy to better understand the human body and how to support health through fitness. This can include the role of the mind in performance, nutrition and more.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) will teach you all about the human body, ranging from the nervous system and human musculature to disease and prevention.

You will also study the ethics and values of sport, current issues in sport and sports and exercise physiology. This course will prepare you for a sports science degree and a number of rewarding careers including sports coaching and sports therapy.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study biology, physiology, the nervous system, nutrition and more.

This will allow you to study sports science at degree level, in turn opening up careers in sports therapy, coaching, teaching and sports development.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new career within sports science.

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Unit 2: Preparing a Written Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 3: Preparing to Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Unit 4: Cell Biology 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell
  • Understand cellular metabolism
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.

Unit 5: Human Disease & Prevention

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.

Unit 6: The Brain & Nervous System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the major subdivisions of the nervous system
  • Understand the structure and function of glial cells and neurons.

Unit 7: The Human Muscular & Skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion
  • Understand the muscular system.

Unit 8: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy and organisation of the nervous system and how it coordinates the body
  • Understand the structure and function of nerve cells and other cells in the nervous system
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions
  • Understand homeostasis.

Unit 9: Research Topic

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan and carry out a primary research project on a topic relevant to your course
  • Be able to plan and write a research topic report
  • Understand, develop and apply basic research skills

Unit 10: Current Issues in Sport

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how sport has developed in the UK
  • Understand how media and technology can influence modern sport
  • Understand how contemporary issues affect sport
  • Understand the cultural influences and barriers that affect participation in sports activities.

Unit 11: Ethics & Values in Sport

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of ethics and values and their application in sports and sports coaching
  • Understand the importance of ethics for sporting organisations.

Unit 12: Sports Fitness – Strength & Conditioning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by strength and conditioning
  • Identify facilities, equipment and exercises for strength and conditioning
  • Design, implement and manage a fitness programme

Unit 13: Sport & Exercise Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the effects of personality and personal motivation on physical activity and organised sporting activity
  • Understand the impact that stress and anxiety can have on sports performance
  • Understand the psychology of group dynamics in sports environments
  • Identify psychological factors that affect people in exercise environments.

 

Unit 14: Sports Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how nutrition and digestion impact upon physical and sporting activity
  • Understand energy intake and expenditure in sports performance
  • Understand the relationship between hydration and sports performance
  • Understand diet and meal planning for sporting activity.

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills.  This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

Key Points

  • Learn about human biology
  • Understand the ethics and values of sport
  • Study the importance of health through fitness

 

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Get university ready within a year
  • Start a new career in sports therapy

About your Diploma

Sports science is the study of how the healthy human body works during exercise, and how exercise can impact on us physically, mentally and socially.

Sports science uses physiology, psychology, and anatomy to better understand the human body and how to support health through fitness. This can include the role of the mind in performance, nutrition and more.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) will teach you all about the human body, ranging from the nervous system and human musculature to disease and prevention.

You will also study the ethics and values of sport, current issues in sport and sports and exercise physiology. This course will prepare you for a sports science degree and a number of rewarding careers including sports coaching and sports therapy.

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) includes modules to prepare you for degree level studies including study techniques and how to write an assignment.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is the leading UK distance learning provider. This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) is a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

It has been designed to prepare you for the level of study required in university. With this qualification, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to study biology, physiology, the nervous system, nutrition and more.

This will allow you to study sports science at degree level, in turn opening up careers in sports therapy, coaching, teaching and sports development.

Studied completely online, you’re free to learn around any existing work or family commitments. With the ability to log on when it suits, you will be provided with an Individual Learning Plan that outlines the submission deadlines for your assignments. On average, learners take 9 to 12 months to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma. This flexibility often enables students to be finished and applying to university within a year.

You will benefit from access to a dedicated team of tutors who will give you guidance and support as you progress through the different academic subjects within your diploma. They’ll provide you with constructive feedback on your work, so you know where you need to focus your attention to succeed.

There are also flexible payment methods available. Reducing the obstacles in the way of education and helping you take that next step to your new career within sports science.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 77.1%)
83%

Unit 1: Academic Writing Skills

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to write with relevance in responding to an academic task
  • Know how to interpret and discuss concepts and debates in responding to a set academic writing task
  • Be able to summarise for academic purposes, selecting key points, information or central ideas
  • Understand the role of reference, allusion and paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.

Unit 2: Preparing a Written Assignment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to use key information sources
  • Understand why sources are acknowledged and referenced
  • Understand a range of reading strategies
  • Understand note-making methods
  • Understand how to plan, draft and produce a written assignment.

Unit 3: Preparing to Study

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how study is organised and planned
  • Understand how to apply theories of learning in relation to personal approaches to learning
  • Understand a range of constraints upon study
  • Understand the importance of assessment feedback.

Unit 4: Cell Biology 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cell
  • Understand cellular metabolism
  • Understand how cells grow and divide.

Unit 5: Human Disease & Prevention

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the categories and causes of disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of commonly occurring diseases/conditions
  • Understand preventative measures for a chosen disease or condition.

Unit 6: The Brain & Nervous System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the major subdivisions of the nervous system
  • Understand the structure and function of glial cells and neurons.

Unit 7: The Human Muscular & Skeletal System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Understand the skeletal system and locomotion
  • Understand the muscular system.

Unit 8: The Human Endocrine & Nervous System

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the anatomy and organisation of the nervous system and how it coordinates the body
  • Understand the structure and function of nerve cells and other cells in the nervous system
  • Understand how the endocrine system co-ordinates body functions
  • Understand homeostasis.

Unit 9: Research Topic

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan and carry out a primary research project on a topic relevant to your course
  • Be able to plan and write a research topic report
  • Understand, develop and apply basic research skills

Unit 10: Current Issues in Sport

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how sport has developed in the UK
  • Understand how media and technology can influence modern sport
  • Understand how contemporary issues affect sport
  • Understand the cultural influences and barriers that affect participation in sports activities.

Unit 11: Ethics & Values in Sport

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of ethics and values and their application in sports and sports coaching
  • Understand the importance of ethics for sporting organisations.

Unit 12: Sports Fitness – Strength & Conditioning

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by strength and conditioning
  • Identify facilities, equipment and exercises for strength and conditioning
  • Design, implement and manage a fitness programme

Unit 13: Sport & Exercise Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the effects of personality and personal motivation on physical activity and organised sporting activity
  • Understand the impact that stress and anxiety can have on sports performance
  • Understand the psychology of group dynamics in sports environments
  • Identify psychological factors that affect people in exercise environments.

 

Unit 14: Sports Nutrition

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how nutrition and digestion impact upon physical and sporting activity
  • Understand energy intake and expenditure in sports performance
  • Understand the relationship between hydration and sports performance
  • Understand diet and meal planning for sporting activity.

Your work will be assessed through your end of unit assignments. These will provide you the opportunity to check up on your knowledge and advance. After each assignment your tutor will offer feedback to help you not only progress further but also improve your skills.  This Access to HE Diploma is a level 3 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) regulated qualification. To successfully achieve your qualification, you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 will come from graded units of academic content, while the following 15 will be drawn from ungraded units concerning study skills.

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