BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching Top up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Awarding Body
    Oxford Brookes University
  • Cost
    TBC
  • Course Description

    The BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching degree 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.

    BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching (Full time)

    Module code

    Module Title

    Level

    Credits

    Status

    Run

    BWC0320

    Dissertation

    6

    30

    Compulsory

    S1 & 2

    BWC0321

    Sport Coaching Pedagogy

    6

    30

    Compulsory

    S1 & 2

    BWC0322

    Multi-Disciplinary approaches in Sports Science

    6

    30

    Compulsory

    S1 & 2

    BWE0323

    Sports & Exercise Enterprise

    6

    15

    Optional

    S1

    BWE0324

    Optimising Human Performance

    6

    15

    Optional

    S2

    BWE0325

    Laboratory and Field Based Testing

    6

    15

    Optional

    S1

    BWE0326

    Managing Coaching Complexities

    6

    15

    Optional

    S2

    Students will typically receive their course timetable at enrolment, however they may receive this during their first week.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    Providing students with an exceptional teaching, learning and assessment experience is at the heart of the programme and underpins all learning outcomes within our modules.

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

    Should students require additional learning support, this can be facilitated and supported through the University Centre’s 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.

    Ensuring students develop the skills required within industry, assessments on the programme adopt many forms, encouraging a diverse and contemporary approach.

    These assessment methods include traditional essays, a dissertation, laboratory reports, presentations, screencasts, podcasts and practical deliveries.

  • Progression Opportunities

    If you would like to continue your education on completion of this course, you can apply for a post graduate degree (MSc / MA) at wide range of institutions with support given to enable you to progress to a suitable programme.

  • Career Progression

    Through the various experiences provided on the programme, students will not only gain industry specific skills but develop specific graduate attributes throughout their duration being Academic & Research Literacy, Critical self-awareness and personal literacy, Digital and information literacy and Active citizenship.

    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 a number of internships with Yeovil Town Womens FC, Taunton Town FC. These will enable you to contextualize your learning and to gain valuable experiences and to stand out from other graduates due to bespoke opportunities this elite environment provides.

  • Entry Requirements

    • A Foundation Degree in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 credits.
    • A Foundation Degree in Sport Science or related discipline in Sports awarded by another University, successfully gaining 240 credits.
    • A Higher National Diploma in Sports Science or a related subject from another institution, successfully gaining 240 credits with a Merit profile at Level 5, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University and completion of certain core units.
    • GCSE Mathematics, English Language and Science at grade 4 / C minimum. Other equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.
    • Students for whom English is not their main language also need to show that their English is proficient enough to succeed in their studies by achieving a score (IELTS 6 or 7) in a recognised test. This can be found at : http://www.brookes.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/undergraduate/undergraduate-entry-requirements/
    • 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.
  • Who to contact with your questions

    For course specific enquiries please contact Programme Leader Max Sauter on sauterm@btc.ac.uk

    For general enquiries please contact the Information & Guidance team on 01278 441234 or info@btc.ac.uk