Sports Science - Access to Higher Education
About the course
If you are 19+ and interested in sports, nutrition and the treatment of sports injuries, this could be the course for you. It's geared particularly towards people with enthusiasm and life experience, who don't yet have the necessary qualifications for further study or a career in sports science.
You don't need any formal qualifications, but you are advised to have work experience in sports clubs, gyms, sports clinics, schools, etc. Communication skills are important, so you will be given a simple diagnostic assessment in communications as part of your assessment interview.
Overseas applicants must have scored a 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System, with a minimum score of 5.5 on each skill.
You can study modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Health and Fitness, Sports Injuries, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sports Studies, Diet and Nutrition, Coaching Skills, Study Skills, Maths and Statistics, and IT.
Assessment is mainly continuous and geared to the needs of mature learners.
The course provides a pathway onto a variety of Higher Education degree courses at Universities around the country. These include Foundation Degrees in Football and Community Coaching (with Arsenal FC) and Personal Training which are both run by City and Islington College.
Further to these, applicants can progress onto Full Bachelor of Science Degrees in Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Sports Coaching Science, Sports Studies, Sports and Exercise Science as well as Sports Psychology. City and Islington College are proud to have special links with London Metropolitan University and Arsenal Football Club, where our students continue to progress onto Higher Education, Coaching Placements and even a combination of the two, through the colleges Foundation Degree in Football and Community Coaching with Arsenal FC.
I cannot speak highly enough of Candi
Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Destination: Competing for Great Britain in the 4x100m
Desiree is a 200m World Youth Champion as well as being the fastest U18 in the world for 200m, and the fastest U20 in Europe over 200m. In 2014 she won Gold in the women’s 4x100m at the European Championships in Zurich.
Whilst competing at elite level athletics, Desiree has studied Sport Science at the Centre for Applied Sciences.
She was bestowed with the great honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Desiree also won the Student of the Year Award for 2013.
“I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train.
“If you come to this College and work hard you will succeed and make a lot of friends along the way.”
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