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Sports Science

This is a Vocational Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2 course for students interested in learning about the sports sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of FE courses in sport. Students will study the risk of sports injuries, applying principles of training, the body’s response to physical activity and sports nutrition.

Elite sport has fully embraced sport science and considers every minute detail of an athlete’s training programme, rest time, environment and psychology in the pursuit of excellence. The Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science offer students the opportunity to study key areas of sport science including anatomy and physiology linked to fitness, health, injury and performance; the science of training and application of training principles; and psychology in sport and sports performance.

There are many different careers a qualification in this sector could lead to: Personal Trainer/ Fitness Instructor, Nutritionist, Psychologist, Sports Analyst, Sports Media, Leisure Manager, Sports Coach, Outdoor Activities Instructor and PE teacher.

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