Sports Science Online Course | Level 3 Sports Science | Stonebridge

Sports Science

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  • Accreditation by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
  • 8 units
  • 80 guided learning hours

Sports Science

Sports science is the combined study of several disciplines that focus on body and exercise, such as anatomy and physiology and sports nutrition. The science underpins everything that the fitness and sports industries are founded on, plus everything we currently know about exercise and the human body. Therefore, current and aspiring fitness professionals must have a solid understanding of sports science to excel in their field. Luckily, this Level 3 Sports Science course is here to help.

Via 8 in-depth lessons, you will learn all about performance analysis, sports psychology, fitness training, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and coaching science, to give you an excellent foundation in all things sports-science related. What’s more, this sports science course is a distance learning programme, which means that you can learn from home and develop new skills, without having to sacrifice your career or other commitments.

Who should study this course?

This sports science online course has been designed for anyone who works or aspires to work in the fitness and sports sector. It is also ideal for anyone interested in understanding the scientific principles and approaches that lie beneath top sport and athletic performance.

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this sports science online course. All academic backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.

What happens after the course?

Once you have passed this sports science course, you will have a fantastic grounding in sports science. From understanding the human body’s reaction to specific factors and how these affect athletic performance, to applying this knowledge to real-life scenarios, you’ll finish this home study diploma with the skills and knowledge to excel in any role within the fitness and sports industry.

The course also provides an excellent foundation upon which you can build through further study. If you wish to remain in education for longer, you could apply for an undergraduate degree in sports science at university. If you wish to take this route, check out our Access to Higher Education Diplomas and see how they could help you get started. p>

Due to the diversity of the topics covered by sports science, there are several career paths that you could enjoy in the field. You could take a practical route as a fitness instructor or a coach. Alternatively, you could take on a more supportive role, with further study, and become a sports scientist or a psychologist, advising sports teams and athletes on how to better maintain their performance. Other possible job roles include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Sports therapist
  • Exercise physiologist

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Sports Science Diploma

Sports Science Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Sports Science Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Functional anatomy

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand terminology
Describe key structures and the function of the skeleton
Explain joint classifications
Describe key structures of the muscular system
 
Lesson 2: Biomechanics

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the term biomechanics
Understand movement technology used in biomechanics
Understand Newton’s law of motion
Understand kinematics and kinetics
Understand projectile motion

Lesson 3: Exercise physiology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Define human homeostasis
Explain energy metabolism with the human body
Demonstrate an understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Describe how the human body responds to exercise

Lesson 4: Fitness training and testing

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Explain the psychological adaptations that result from fitness training
Understand the principles behind effective fitness training
Describe different methods of fitness training
Describe methods for testing fitness across a range of fitness components

Lesson 5: Nutrition for Health and performance

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

The importance of a balanced and varied diet
Dietary reference values and healthy eating principles
Basic dietary assessment methods
Performance nutrition strategies

Lesson 6: Sports psychology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know the roles of a sports psychologist
Know the different professional associations within sports psychology
Understand the importance of motivation in sport
Understand the influences of arousal, stress and anxiety in sport
Understand methods of enhancing the performance of athletes

Lesson 7: Coaching science

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand what sport is
Understand the concept of sports coaching
Appreciate the areas of sports science impacting on coaching
Understand what coaching science is
Explain the main theories of learning in relation to coaching
Understand learning styles, coaching styles and multiple intelligences
Understand the process of communication and the communication channels used by coaches

Lesson 8: Performance analysis

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know the purpose of performance analysis at different levels of sport
Know the cycle of completing performance analysis in sport
Know the different performance criteria used in performance analysis
Know methods of performance analysis and the use of technology
Know how to provide feedback after analysing performance

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Sports Science

Sports science is the combined study of several disciplines that focus on body and exercise, such as anatomy and physiology and sports nutrition. The science underpins everything that the fitness and sports industries are founded on, plus everything we currently know about exercise and the human body. Therefore, current and aspiring fitness professionals must have a solid understanding of sports science to excel in their field. Luckily, this Level 3 Sports Science course is here to help.

Via 8 in-depth lessons, you will learn all about performance analysis, sports psychology, fitness training, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and coaching science, to give you an excellent foundation in all things sports-science related. What’s more, this sports science course is a distance learning programme, which means that you can learn from home and develop new skills, without having to sacrifice your career or other commitments.

Who should study this course?

This sports science online course has been designed for anyone who works or aspires to work in the fitness and sports sector. It is also ideal for anyone interested in understanding the scientific principles and approaches that lie beneath top sport and athletic performance.

You do not need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this sports science online course. All academic backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.

What happens after the course?

Once you have passed this sports science course, you will have a fantastic grounding in sports science. From understanding the human body’s reaction to specific factors and how these affect athletic performance, to applying this knowledge to real-life scenarios, you’ll finish this home study diploma with the skills and knowledge to excel in any role within the fitness and sports industry.

The course also provides an excellent foundation upon which you can build through further study. If you wish to remain in education for longer, you could apply for an undergraduate degree in sports science at university. If you wish to take this route, check out our Access to Higher Education Diplomas and see how they could help you get started. p>

Due to the diversity of the topics covered by sports science, there are several career paths that you could enjoy in the field. You could take a practical route as a fitness instructor or a coach. Alternatively, you could take on a more supportive role, with further study, and become a sports scientist or a psychologist, advising sports teams and athletes on how to better maintain their performance. Other possible job roles include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Sports therapist
  • Exercise physiologist

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Sports Science Diploma

Sports Science Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Sports Science Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lesson 1: Functional anatomy

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand terminology
Describe key structures and the function of the skeleton
Explain joint classifications
Describe key structures of the muscular system
 
Lesson 2: Biomechanics

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand the term biomechanics
Understand movement technology used in biomechanics
Understand Newton’s law of motion
Understand kinematics and kinetics
Understand projectile motion

Lesson 3: Exercise physiology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Define human homeostasis
Explain energy metabolism with the human body
Demonstrate an understanding of cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Describe how the human body responds to exercise

Lesson 4: Fitness training and testing

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Explain the psychological adaptations that result from fitness training
Understand the principles behind effective fitness training
Describe different methods of fitness training
Describe methods for testing fitness across a range of fitness components

Lesson 5: Nutrition for Health and performance

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

The importance of a balanced and varied diet
Dietary reference values and healthy eating principles
Basic dietary assessment methods
Performance nutrition strategies

Lesson 6: Sports psychology

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know the roles of a sports psychologist
Know the different professional associations within sports psychology
Understand the importance of motivation in sport
Understand the influences of arousal, stress and anxiety in sport
Understand methods of enhancing the performance of athletes

Lesson 7: Coaching science

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Understand what sport is
Understand the concept of sports coaching
Appreciate the areas of sports science impacting on coaching
Understand what coaching science is
Explain the main theories of learning in relation to coaching
Understand learning styles, coaching styles and multiple intelligences
Understand the process of communication and the communication channels used by coaches

Lesson 8: Performance analysis

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

Know the purpose of performance analysis at different levels of sport
Know the cycle of completing performance analysis in sport
Know the different performance criteria used in performance analysis
Know methods of performance analysis and the use of technology
Know how to provide feedback after analysing performance

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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