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Gorleston students are tested by sports scientists

PUBLISHED: 14:35 05 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:46 05 October 2017

A student at the college is tested during the visit.
Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

A student at the college is tested during the visit. Picture: East Norfolk Sixth Form College

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A team of Sport Scientists from the human performance unit at the University of Essex has visited East Norfolk Sixth Form College to highlight what a career in that particular field involves.

Students from across the various physical education disciplines at the Gorleston college observed a host of activities taking place.

Those students on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science took part in hydration and endurance testing.

Having used the state of the art equipment to see what they were capable of, students were invited to attend a presentation where they were given feedback on their performance.

Subject tutor, Chris Duffy said: “It’s an exciting time to study Sport Science at East Norfolk. The subject continues to grow and we are strengthening our links with outside agencies and higher education providers. This gives our students the chance to see what a Sports Scientist might do on a day-to-day basis whilst also helping them plan for their future.

“This subject enables learners to specialise in Sports Science from a young age, preparing them for progression to University. We are always looking for ways to inspire our students and being able to work with people in the field in order to get an insight into studying this subject at University certainly helps to do this.”

Sport Science student, Abbie Everson, said “It was a helpful insight into looking at how hydration and nutrition effects performance. The workshop has definitely inspired me into looking at a career in this field, and to potentially take sports science as a degree at university. So far, the Sports Science BTEC has been really enjoyable, especially as sport, and in particular football is something that I’m passionate about.

It has been interesting to take a subject which looks into the biological, psychological and physiological aspects of sport, and also sports in media. It is a course I would definitely recommend for others to take!”

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