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Sport and Fitness

Are you passionate about sport? Are you a talented athlete and want to enhance your own ability while undertaking academic study?

…then develop your skills with the sporting best - the sport, leisure and tourism faculty at Exeter College. We have a diverse range of vibrant vocational sports courses at all levels here at Exeter College. Students are given the opportunity to learn sport in a practical and applied environment, while our Sports Academies allow students to continue with their academic studies and improve their sporting performance. Click here to find out about the Sports Academy. We also have a fantastic college gym in the city centre called Central Fitness, click here to find out more

We also offer Outdoor Adventure Courses, click here to find out more.

Sports Academy

Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

What our students are saying

The best thing about college life has been meeting new people, making new friends and becoming a more confident person. The course I am studying currently is great. We get a lot of one to one time with our tutors and lecturers are always there to support if needed. It also works hand in hand with the sports academy allowing me that time to get away from the academic side to work on my own sports performance.

Shachar, Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

I chose Exeter College mainly for the opportunities in rugby to play at a higher level (AASE league). You get a great bond quick and there is lot of banter that is thrown by both students and tutors. It’s friendly here and no one criticises you, they take you for who you are. I’m hoping to get a contract in rugby but if not then do a personal trainer course.

Linford, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Performance and Excellence) and Rugby Academy

My main achievements within college have been that was able to get all my current units grades to Distinction and hope to leave with a D*D*D* grade as well as this I have also completed my CYQ Fitness Instructor Level 2 … I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere shared between both tutors and students as well as the personalised training and study towards my own sport.

Ed, Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3

I would have to say the Sports Academy was the element of Exeter College that really stood out for me. The quality and support provided by the coaches was outstanding and this gave me real direction and guidance in my ultimate goal of being a professional rugby player.

Ben, Sport (Performance and Excellence) BTEC Level 3
Did you know?

The Rugby Academy retained the Devon Schools Under 18s Cup for the third year running!

Sport, Leisure and Tourism students completed a charity cycle ride, cycling the distance from the Exeter Chiefs home ground Sandy Park, to each of the Rugby World Cup venues and back, travelling over 2000km and raising over £1100 for the college charity 'Young Minds'!

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