Course Overview

CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science

Course code: OLL326

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Have you ever wondered how a healthy body works during exercise? Well with this course you can learn just that, from home!

This course enables you to:

  • Understand how to develop an ePortfolio for your sports studies
  • Investigate essential anatomy and physiology
  • Look at Cognitive approaches in psychology
  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of competitiveness and cooperation
  • Understand how the different food groups and attitudes can help with performance
  • Identify the types of nutrients that are needed for certain sports
  • Discover the core skills when coaching to generate the best results

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. 

You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

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Course Content
Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Sports Science
  • Setting up an ePortfolio
  • Independent research
  • Communicating ideas
  • Reflective writing
  • Pro-active implementation of skills
Unit 2: Essential anatomy and physiology part 1
  • Homeostasis
  • Changes
  • The circulatory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Blood
  • Oxygen transportation
Unit 3: Essential anatomy and physiology part 2
  • The central nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • The digestive system
  • Hormones
  • Growth and metabolism
Unit 4: Essential anatomy and physiology part 3
  • Skin
  • Material and microbes
  • Chromosomes
  • The reproductive system
  • The renal system
Unit 5: Introduction to sports psychology
  • History
  • Behaviour
  • Evolving discipline
Unit 6: Cognitive approaches in psychology
  • Recognition
  • Behaviour patterns
  • Stimulatory input
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Working partnership
  • Regular monitoring
Unit 7: Competitiveness and cooperation
  • Non-competitive strategy
  • Comparing performance
Unit 8: Communication
  • Personality type
  • Social and environmental settings
  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Speech
  • Touch
  • Understanding
  • Strategies for resolution
Unit 9: Performance dynamics
  • Skills training
  • Arousal regulation
  • Imagery
  • Fear
  • Nerves
  • Poor confidence levels
Unit 10: Improving performance
  • Psychological skills training (PST)
  • Physical activity and achievement
  • Particular setting
  • Anger or frustration
  • Loss of concentration
  • Skills audit
Unit 11: Introduction to sports nutrition
  • Food and water
  • Carry out the key activities
  • Metabolic processes
  • Fight, illness and disease
  • Growth
  • Repair
  • Maintenance
Unit 12: Dietary nutrients
  • Nutrients
  • Six groups of nutrients
  • Homeostasis
  • Fatigue
Unit 13: Energy expenditure during training
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Deficiencies
  • Energy usage
Unit 14: Nutrition for different sports
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Iron imbalance
  • Low fat high carbohydrate foods
Unit 15: Sports coaching
  • Core skills
  • Delivering appropriately
Unit 16: Levels of coaching
  • Maladaptive behaviour patterns
  • Consequential behaviour
  • Behaviour patterns
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Primary level
  • Secondary level
  • Group level
Other Information

You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

Course Duration

This course will take you 2 years to complete. The approximate learning time for each unit is 60 hours.

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

Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science.

This course is awarded by CIE. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. Their courses are known to allow learners to study in an interactive and effective way and in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.

This course is thoroughly checked to ensure the best practice of quality assurance.

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.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before studying this course (Level 5 qualification).

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Sports Science.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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