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Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science) HND

Course Overview

This course has been designed for those students who want to work within sports science or coaching, and for the new generation of sports coaches who have a solid background in how the application of sports science can improve performance.

The course is delivered in the Sports Performance Laboratory at our Taunton campus, where you will gain hands-on experience in testing sports performance using state-of-the-art and professional equipment. As part of the programme you will perform VO2max testing, blood lactate, performance analysis and biomechanical refinement on a variety of sports performers. This can then be applied to understand and aid sports performers through relevant coaching, pedagogical theory and best practice.

Modules may include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching Practice
  • Innovation in Coaching
  • Performance Analysis

There may be the opportunity to take part in a variety of day trips and visits for which there may be an additional cost.

Apply for Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science) HND via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course has been designed for those students who want to work within sports science or coaching, and for the new generation of sports coaches who have a solid background in how the application of sports science can improve performance.

The course is delivered in the Sports Performance Laboratory at our Taunton campus, where you will gain hands-on experience in testing sports performance using state-of-the-art and professional equipment. As part of the programme you will perform VO2max testing, blood lactate, performance analysis and biomechanical refinement on a variety of sports performers. This can then be applied to understand and aid sports performers through relevant coaching, pedagogical theory and best practice.

Modules may include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching Practice
  • Innovation in Coaching
  • Performance Analysis

There may be the opportunity to take part in a variety of day trips and visits for which there may be an additional cost.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, group and individual presentations, research projects and other projects specific to the sports industry.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

On completion of the course you may progress to a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, Sports Coaching or Applied Sports Science. Following that you could continue your studies with a Masters degree or PGCE.

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from a relevant Level 3 qualification such as Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching & Development or Uniformed Protective Services.

Fees

The course fee is £7800.00* 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.

Policies and Regulations

April Open Evening – Cannington Campus

24th April 2024