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
• 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.
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.
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.
Who to contact with your questions
For course specific enquiries please contact Programme Leader Ashley Kempson on email@example.comFor general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 01278 441 234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your lecturers
Ashley Kempson – FdSc Programme Leader
Max Sauter – FdSc Programme Leader