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CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science

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Do you see yourself working in sports science? Then this CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science course could be the perfect start to your journey.

  • Accredited level 4 and 5 Diploma in Sports Science.
  • Achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be used towards future studies.
  • Investigate essential anatomy and physiology.
  • Look at cognitive approaches in psychology.
  • Understand how the different food groups and attitudes can help with performance.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

This Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Sports Science is designed for anyone looking to pursue a career in the sports and fitness industry. During this course, you’ll study topics such as sports psychology; anatomy and physiology; how to improve performance; the impact of nutrition; and coaching.

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could enrol on another one of our fitness and sports courses and enhance your skills and knowledge even further. You will be one step closer to working in football, but here are a few job roles that use the knowledge learned during the CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science course:

  • Sports scientist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sports performance analyst
  • Fitness and wellness consultant

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive a CIE Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science awarded by CIE Global. You can also achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be put towards future studies.

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a level 3 diploma or an A Level qualification (or higher) before enrolling on this diploma.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit, you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you will have 16 tutor-marked assessments.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have a full two years to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course outcomes

On completion of this course, you will receive both CIE Level 4 and 5 Diplomas in Sports Science.

You will also achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be used towards future studies. This course can be used to help you secure a place on a level 6 degree or diploma.

Please note, university entry requirements can differ, so we recommend that you consult with your preferred universities to check that they will allow you to study with them after completing this course.

Awarding body

This course is awarded by CIE Global. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.


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