The course can be studied as a single, double or triple award. The single award course requires the completion of 2 units in Year 1, and 3 units in Year 2, and involves the completion of both theory and practical work.
Units Covered: (in the single award)
Unit 1: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology; explore the structure and function of the skeleton, the fundamentals of the energy systems and develop an understanding of how the human body works in sport
Unit 2: Sports Coaching; Develop coaching sessions through planning then delivering coaching sessions.
Unit 3: Sport Organisation and Development; Understand sports development in practice.
Unit 17: Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation; Know common sports injuries and their effects and able to respond to acute sports injuries when they occur and complete a nationally recognised first aid certificate.
Unit 18: Practical Skills in sport and Physical Activities; be able to carry out performance profiling and be able to participate in individual and team sports.
This course is a mixture of practical lessons as well as theoretical study into ideologies and theories.
GCSE PE grade 4 and an interest in sport.
All universities and degree- awarding institutions recognise the OCR Sports Studies course as a valid qualification. We consistently have students who complete the course go onto university to study a sports based degree. Other students seek employment on completion of the course traditionally students work as sports coaches as well as gym/fitness instructors, sport development officers and sports administration workers.