Sport at Hartpury

Whether you dream of coaching in the community, working with professional athletes, or becoming a sports therapist or PE teacher, our courses will give you the qualifications you need for your next step. Be ready to launch your career in sport.

Sport and Exercise Science Level 3* This course is the ideal launchpad for a career in sports science or sports therapy. Students on this course learn through a blend of academic and practical learning and undertake scientific research. Gain experience using our sports halls, gyms, courts, 3G and grass football and rugby pitches; all part of our state-of-the-art Sports Academy facilities. Complete work experience in your first year to be part of a real-life sports environment and grow your network of contacts. Your modules could include Functional Anatomy, Applied Psychology, Sport and Exercise Physiology, and Sports Massage. Fitness Level 3* Kick-start your career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer with this course. Our students learn through classroom and fitness based practical sessions, mainly in our cross training gym. Gain first-hand experience of the fitness industry through your work placements and start building your network of contacts. You’ll also get the chance to coach students in local schools and complete your YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing. Your modules could include Anatomy and Physiology, Investigating Business in Sport, Fitness Training and Programming, and Practical Sports Performance.

Sport Level 2 If you’re looking to transition to Level 3 study but don't have the grades to do so straight from school, our Level 2 sports course is for you. Our students learn through a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, including trips and work experience to gain an understanding of the competitive sports industries. Your modules could include Anatomy and Physiology, Leading Sports Activities, and Sports Injuries. On successful completion, you could progress onto our Level 3 sports courses.

PE and Coaching Level 3* Prepare for a career in PE and sports

coaching with this course. Students learn through a mix of theory-based and practical sessions using our university-level facilities. You’ll complete a five-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons to pupils of all ages. In year two, you’ll specialise in either primary or secondary teaching. Gain extra leadership and coaching experience through voluntary coaching opportunities. Your modules could include Anatomy and Physiology, Development and Provision of Sport, Sports Leadership, and Coaching for Performance.

*Level 3 assessment | As part of your Level 3 diploma, you'll have two externally examined units each year, in addition to internal units assessed by assignments and presentations.

"The diploma has helped me develop my confidence and be at the top of my game. I love all the coaching and volunteering I’ve done with youngsters. Now I’ve got my heart set on becoming a sports teacher." Sasha Crooknorth, Level 3 Extended Diploma Physical Education and Coaching

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