Foundation Degree Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2019
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    Oxford Brookes University
  • Cost
    £ 7350.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    The course is designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the different pathways available in the world of sport. You will have the option of following either the Sports Science or Sports Coaching Education route. This course will provide you with invaluable experience in the world of sport and will also allow you to undertake additional qualifications to aid your future employability. You will also complete a number of work placements/experiences which will help you to gain a good understanding of the real life context of your studies and to apply theory to practical situations. 

    Throughout the duration of the course you may study subjects including:

    • Exercise Physiology & Anatomy
    • Skill in Sport
    • Coaching: Theory to Practice
    • Sociology in Sport
    • Nutrition in Sport
    • Applied Sport Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Sports Psychology
    • Health Behaviour

    Read the Course Handbook here.


    The UK sports industry is estimated to be worth £23.8bn. 

  • Teaching and Assessment

    Lectures will be both practical and theoretical, including group work and problem solving exercises. You will be expected to spend a large amount of time outside the classroom for background reading to support your coursework assessment. In addition you will be required to undertake work placements as part of the programme. 

    Assessment will be via assignments, essays, reports, projects, presentations and oral assessment. 

  • Progression Opportunities

    If you would like to continue your education on completion of this course, you can continue to Oxford Brookes University to study BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, or BSc (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education, or apply to another university of your choice.

  • Career Progression

    This course will help students progress in a variety of careers throughout the sporting industry, including sports development, sports coaching, PE Teaching, sports/laboratory technician, leisure and recreation management, working for national governing bodies and county sports partnerships, to name but a few. 

    We are also able to offer the opportunity of a number of internships including with Yeovil Ladies FC, a team in the WSL (Womens Super League). These will enable you to contextualize your learning and to gain valuable experiences and to stand out from other graduates. 

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of 48 (previously 120) UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C, or Grade 4 including Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply. 

  • Costs