Sport and Exercise Science, Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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This Sport and Exercise Science HNC is designed to provide a foundation for anyone wishing to enter the field of sports, exercise science and coaching and is geared towards a career in the fast growing Sports industry. It aims to introduce students to the theory and application of sports, exercise science and coaching in various environments.

A key part of the course is the coaching placement through which learners gain practical coaching experience. Specialist areas such as psychology of sports coaching, training fitness and testing, lifestyle coaching, coaching practice and skill development and sports massage and many other related subjects make this an exciting and worthwhile course.

Note: Students will be required to purchase personal equipment e.g. clothing and books.

Skills and knowledge developed:

You will be expected to undertake regular home study on this course.

Practical modules will take place in the sports gym or outside with tutor support and guidance, and extra independent learning sessions will be timetabled to allow access to specialist equipment and resources.

Content/Modules Studied:

• Coaching Practice and Skill Development

• Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

• Professional Skills

• Training, Fitness, Testing

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Nutrition

• Sports Massage

• Lifestyle coaching.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.
Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.



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