Students will learn about the body and it's systems which is imperative in the sports industry so that professionals can help support people who are taking part in sport and exercise. Students will explore the structure of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and energy systems as well as additional factors which affect sport and exercise performance.
This unit will provide you with the detailed core knowledge required to progress to coaching and instruction in the sports industry or further study.
Assessment: This unit is set and marked by Pearson. The examination will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. The number of marks for the exam is 90. The paper will contain a number of short- and long-answer questions that will assess the learners' understanding of the following topics: the Skeletal System, the Muscular System, the Respiratory System, the Cardiovascular System and the Energy System for the Sports Performance.
Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-Being.
Students will learn about the health and fitness industry and how it is concerned with helping to support clients to take on a fitness programme. To work in
the health and fitness industry, staff need to know how to assess clients and then be able to plan
appropriate training programmes to take into account individual needs. In this unit, students will explore the process required for screening clients and assessing their lifestyle
and nutritional intake. How to interpret this information will then be examined. From this
information students will explore how to make judgements on a specific individual’s current lifestyle and
then suggest modifications to help improve the individual’s fitness, health and overall wellbeing.
Assessment: This unit will be assessed through a written task worth 60 marks. The task is set and marked by Pearson. The task will assess learners’ ability to interpret lifestyle factors and health screening data from a scenario and stimulus information in order to develop and justify a fitness training programme and
nutritional advice based on these interpretations. The task will comprise two parts. Part A will contain a scenario based on an individual who requires
guidance on training, lifestyle, and nutrition upon which secondary research to be conducted. Part A will be released two weeks before the supervised assessment session (Part B). We suggest that learners spend 6-8 hours independently conducting the research and making notes over the course of the weeks. Learners will then take their prepared research notes into the supervised assessment session (Part B), where they will be issued with supplementary stimulus information building on the scenario information in Part A.