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Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education Foundation Degree

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual understanding of both the Sports Science and Sports Coaching industries. Students will gain the knowledge and experiences underpinning the various disciplines of Sports Science whilst also developing their appreciation and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the coaching environment. This interdisciplinary approach enables students gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in both disciplines in which they can utilise to negotiate the challenges within these industries.

Throughout the course students will have the be expected to undertake various work placements providing them with the vital experience and skills required in this sector. 

Students will undertake six compulsory (c) and two optional (o) modules which may include:

  • Year 1
    • Academic & Research Enhancement (c)
    • Exercise Physiology & Anatomy (c)
    • The Sport and Exercise Practitioner (c)
    • Skill in Sport: Learning & Mechanics (c)
    • Sociology of Sport (c)
    • Coaching: Theory to Practice 1 (c) 
    • Nutrition (o)
    • Measurement & Meaning (o) 
    • Effective Coaching Practice (o).
  • Year 2
    • Principles of Training (c)
    • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology (c) 
    • Research Methods (c)
    • Sports Development (c)
    • Sports Psychology (c)
    • Coaching: Theory to Practice 2 (c) 
    • Motivating Health Behaviour (o)
    • Global & Cultural Studies (o)
    • Sports Biomechanics (o).

Apply for Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education Foundation Degree via UCAS

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual understanding of both the Sports Science and Sports Coaching industries. Students will gain the knowledge and experiences underpinning the various disciplines of Sports Science whilst also developing their appreciation and understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the coaching environment. This interdisciplinary approach enables students gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in both disciplines in which they can utilise to negotiate the challenges within these industries.

Throughout the course students will have the be expected to undertake various work placements providing them with the vital experience and skills required in this sector. 

Students will undertake six compulsory (c) and two optional (o) modules which may include:

  • Year 1
    • Academic & Research Enhancement (c)
    • Exercise Physiology & Anatomy (c)
    • The Sport and Exercise Practitioner (c)
    • Skill in Sport: Learning & Mechanics (c)
    • Sociology of Sport (c)
    • Coaching: Theory to Practice 1 (c) 
    • Nutrition (o)
    • Measurement & Meaning (o) 
    • Effective Coaching Practice (o).
  • Year 2
    • Principles of Training (c)
    • Applied Sport & Exercise Physiology (c) 
    • Research Methods (c)
    • Sports Development (c)
    • Sports Psychology (c)
    • Coaching: Theory to Practice 2 (c) 
    • Motivating Health Behaviour (o)
    • Global & Cultural Studies (o)
    • Sports Biomechanics (o).

Student Spotlight

Charlie Green, FdSc in Sports Science with Sports Coaching Education

I like that our classes are relatively small, which means we get more time with our tutors. The timetable is condensed into two days, so it fits around other commitments.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Teaching and learning may take a variety of forms including lectures, workshops, tutorials and practical environments. Lectures allow main theories to be introduced, with workshops and practical environments allowing for the contextual application of these theories. Tutorials and one-to-ones provide students with the opportunity to access regular academic/personal support from the programme leader. In order to help ensure students develop the skills required within industry, assessments on the programme adopt many forms, encouraging a diverse and contemporary approach. Assessment methods include traditional essays, laboratory reports, presentations, screencasts, podcasts and practical deliveries.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

On succesful completion of this course, you can continue to the BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science and Coaching Top-up at University Centre Somerset. Alternatively, you can choose to continue at Oxford Brookes University or other universities. Students may progress into a variety of careers within the sport industry including sports development or coaching, PE teaching, primary 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 placements with Bridgwater United FC, Taunton Town FC or with other key partners. These will enable you to contextualize your learning, gain valuable experiences and to stand out from other graduates due to bespoke opportunities this elite environment provides.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area
  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and maths, or Level 2 equivalent.

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Fees

The course fee is £7570.00* 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.

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