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A team of Sport Scientists from the Human Performance Unit at the University of Essex recently visited EN to highlight what a career in that particular field involves.

Students from across the various Physical Education disciplines at the College observed the various activities taking place, whilst those students on the new BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science took part in VO2 max testing.

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

Sport Science student, Greta Balfour, said “Studying BTEC Sport Science is one of the best decisions I have made. I really feel it will equip me to pursue my future career as a Physical Training Instructor in the RAF. The practical demonstration and talk with the University of Essex really opened my eyes to what other career options there are in the industry”

Subject tutor, Chris Duffy said “It’s an exciting time to study Sport Science at East Norfolk. We have seen interest in this subject increase dramatically which is why we have introduced the Extended Diploma this year. 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 out 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.”

Chris added: “We have 30 students travelling to St Georges Park training centre in the new year for a further two days with the Sport Science team who regularly work with the England team and many other elite athletes. We are confident the students’ passion for the subject will continue to grow throughout the year”.

Pictured - Student, Logan Moore utalising the Human Performance Unit's K4 gas analyser.

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