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Applied Sports Science and Coaching BSc (Hons) Top-up

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching Top-up has been designed to supplement the knowledge and skills developed through previous studies into sport science and coaching with a wider appreciation and understanding of the role these disciplines play in the industry. Students will develop further skills relevant to the wider aspects of working as a sports scientist and/or coach.

Students will undertake three compulsory (c) and two optional (o) modules. The modules may include:

  • Dissertation (c)
  • Sport Coaching Pedagogy (c) 
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches in Sports Science (c) 
  • Sports & Exercise Enterprise (o)
  • Optimising Human Performance (o)
  • Laboratory and Field-based Testing (o)  
  • Managing Coaching Complexities (o).

You will draw on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines to develop an understanding of the role of sports science and coaching practice, and the impacts they can have on professional practice.

Apply for Applied Sports Science and Coaching BSc (Hons) Top-up via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching Top-up has been designed to supplement the knowledge and skills developed through previous studies into sport science and coaching with a wider appreciation and understanding of the role these disciplines play in the industry. Students will develop further skills relevant to the wider aspects of working as a sports scientist and/or coach.

Students will undertake three compulsory (c) and two optional (o) modules. The modules may include:

  • Dissertation (c)
  • Sport Coaching Pedagogy (c) 
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches in Sports Science (c) 
  • Sports & Exercise Enterprise (o)
  • Optimising Human Performance (o)
  • Laboratory and Field-based Testing (o)  
  • Managing Coaching Complexities (o).

You will draw on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines to develop an understanding of the role of sports science and coaching practice, and the impacts they can have on professional practice.

Student Spotlight

Rebecca Smith, FdSc in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education

I love the family feel of UCS. I think I would have felt overwhelmed in a bigger university setting, but knew I could get a good degree here. So it made sense to stay on after my time at Bridgwater and Taunton College.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching and learning may take a variety of forms from lectures, lab-based work, workshops, tutorials or practical environments. Lectures allow main theories to be studied, whilst workshops and practical environments allow for the contextual application of these theories. Tutorials and one-to-ones provide students with the opportunity to access regular academic/personal support from the programme leader.

Should students require additional learning support, this can be facilitated and supported through the UCS learning support team, allowing appropriate learning strategies to be implemented and academic support arrangements to be made.

Students are expected to engage with independent learning through our Virtual Learning Environment, which provides additional support and information on their academic programme and personal development.

In order to help ensure students develop the skills required within industry, assessments on the programme adopt many forms, encouraging a diverse and contemporary approach.

Assessment methods include traditional essays, a dissertation, laboratory reports, problem-based learning presentations and practical deliveries.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

On successful completion you may apply for a postgraduate degree (MSc / MA / PGCE) at wide range of institutions with support given to enable you to progress to a suitable programme.

Students can progress in to a variety of careers within the sport industry including sports development or coaching, PE teaching, sports science support, leisure and recreation management or working for county sports partnerships, to name but a few.

We may also be able to offer the opportunity of placements with Bridgwater United FC, Taunton Town FC or wqith other key partners. These will help you to contextualize your learning, gain valuable experiences and to stand out from other graduates due to bespoke opportunities this elite environment provides.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have gained 240 credits from a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • GCSE mathematics, English language and science at minimum grade 4 or C. Other equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered based on experience during an interview.

Fees

The course fee is £7570.00* per year of study.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our 'Fees and Funding' page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

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