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
    Taunton
  • 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.


    The modules studied may include:

    • Coaching: Theory to Practice
    • Sociology in Sport
    • Nutrition in Sport
    • Applied Sport Physiology
    • Biomechanics
    • Sports Psychology

  • 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

    Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree with the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, or BSc (Hons) Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at Oxford Brookes University, or apply to another university of your choice.


    This course will help students progress in a variety of careers including sports development, sports coaching, PE Teaching, sports/laboratory technician, leisure and recreation management, working for national governing bodies and county sports partnerships. We are also able to offer the opportunity of a number of internships including a team in the WSL (Women’s Super League), Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Town FC.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will require a minimum of 48 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

    £7350
  • Who to contact with your questions

    For course specific enquiries please contact Programme Leader Ashley Kempson on kempsona@btc.ac.uk

    For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 01278 441 234 or at info@btc.ac.uk
  • Meet your lecturers

    Ashley Kempson – FdSc Programme Leader

    • Doctorate in Sport Coaching (Currently studying)
    • MSc Sport Coaching & Pedagogy
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • PGC in Teaching Higher Education
    • PGC in Physical Education (secondary)
    • BSc(Hons) Sport and Physical Education

    Max Sauter – FdSc Programme Leader

    • MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Science (Currently studying)
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education)
    • BA(Hons) Leisure Studies with Sports Studies

    Julie Williams

    • Doctorate in Sport Coaching (Currently studying)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • PGC in Teaching Higher Education
    • MA Sports Management and Leadership
    • LTA L4 Senior Performance Coach

    Alex Leach

    • MSc Performance Analysis
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • PGC in Teaching Higher Education
    • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education)
    • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science