Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

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Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

This Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) is the answer to anyone interested in nutrition and sport science who’s looking to progress their studies at university. The course offers a strong foundation in nutrition, science, physiology and sports performance to ensure that you have a strong grounding in sports nutrition, ahead of university study.

This qualification also offers you the practical skills you will need for a successful future in sports nutrition, working as a sports nutritionist, physical exercise coordinator or health advisor. If you choose to do so, you will be able to confidently set up your own business as a personal trainer and create training plans and adequate nutrition for your clients.
 

How does my online Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) work?

Our Access to HE Diplomas are the most sought-after courses for people looking to change their careers, progress their studies or even start their very own business. The programme is developed as an alternative to A-level qualifications that will allow you entry to university. It is also the best way to get you prepared for the challenges of academic study.

Once you enrol on your Access to HE Diploma, you will have full access to all course materials. Our learning materials are easy to understand regardless of previous education or professional training.

The programme is designed to be as flexible as possible and offer you the best options for home study. Therefore, the time it will take you to complete your studies will depend on the time you allocate to studying. You can complete an Access to HE Diploma in as little as 6 months or take as long as 2 years. On average, our students take approximately 8 to 9 months to complete this course.

Studying at home does not mean you have to go through it alone. Dedicated tutors are always at hand to help you with any query. You can get in touch over email, phone, or through the study platform to address any questions or ask for feedback.

 

How will my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) be assessed?

The Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) is made up of 14 units, each followed up by an assessment. The assessments are designed to help you test your knowledge, gain valuable feedback and progress through your studies. Your completed work should be returned to your tutor.

One you have completed all units, your marks will determine the number of credits you receive. In order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science), you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 are based on the graded units on academic subject content, whilst the remining 15 are taken from ungraded units, included to help you with your academic study.

 

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

Studying for an Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) will not only get you ready for university but will also help you begin practising as a qualified PT or health advisor.

Once you complete your studies, you will be prepared for undergraduate study in any related topic, such as sports, exercise, nutrition, or health.

As a Level 3 qualification, you can practise in sports nutrition without a degree, should you choose to. The requirements vary from employer to employer, but most PTs can set up their own self-employed venture.

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.

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science)

This Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) is the answer to anyone interested in nutrition and sport science who’s looking to progress their studies at university. The course offers a strong foundation in nutrition, science, physiology and sports performance to ensure that you have a strong grounding in sports nutrition, ahead of university study.

This qualification also offers you the practical skills you will need for a successful future in sports nutrition, working as a sports nutritionist, physical exercise coordinator or health advisor. If you choose to do so, you will be able to confidently set up your own business as a personal trainer and create training plans and adequate nutrition for your clients.
 

How does my online Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) work?

Our Access to HE Diplomas are the most sought-after courses for people looking to change their careers, progress their studies or even start their very own business. The programme is developed as an alternative to A-level qualifications that will allow you entry to university. It is also the best way to get you prepared for the challenges of academic study.

Once you enrol on your Access to HE Diploma, you will have full access to all course materials. Our learning materials are easy to understand regardless of previous education or professional training.

The programme is designed to be as flexible as possible and offer you the best options for home study. Therefore, the time it will take you to complete your studies will depend on the time you allocate to studying. You can complete an Access to HE Diploma in as little as 6 months or take as long as 2 years. On average, our students take approximately 8 to 9 months to complete this course.

Studying at home does not mean you have to go through it alone. Dedicated tutors are always at hand to help you with any query. You can get in touch over email, phone, or through the study platform to address any questions or ask for feedback.

 

How will my Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sports Science) be assessed?

The Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) is made up of 14 units, each followed up by an assessment. The assessments are designed to help you test your knowledge, gain valuable feedback and progress through your studies. Your completed work should be returned to your tutor.

One you have completed all units, your marks will determine the number of credits you receive. In order to achieve the Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science), you will need a total of 60 credits. Of these, 45 are based on the graded units on academic subject content, whilst the remining 15 are taken from ungraded units, included to help you with your academic study.

 

What happens after the Access to HE Diploma?

Studying for an Access to HE Diploma (Sports Science) will not only get you ready for university but will also help you begin practising as a qualified PT or health advisor.

Once you complete your studies, you will be prepared for undergraduate study in any related topic, such as sports, exercise, nutrition, or health.

As a Level 3 qualification, you can practise in sports nutrition without a degree, should you choose to. The requirements vary from employer to employer, but most PTs can set up their own self-employed venture.

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.

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