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Sports Development and Coaching

Buckinghamshire New University
2 years
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
On campus
High Wycombe
February 2022

Program description

Sports Coaching Science

Working in sports? Or dream of getting into the sector? This two-year foundation degree gives you the right mix of academic theory and workplace experience to get ahead in your career.

Coaches are the backbone to every successful player and athlete in any sport. They improve technique. Guide through psychological barriers. Rehabilitate after injury. Provide moral support. Study the science behind what makes a successful coach and you’ll learn lifelong skills to help you get the best from people.

  • Get a qualification to demonstrate your skills
  • Really understand the theory behind the physiology, psychology and biomechanics of coaching
  • It’s not just academic – get playing or work experience throughout the course either with your current role, performance pathway or organsiations such as Sport for Kids
  • We have great links with sports organisations – for example, we’re a Swim England National Performance Centre
  • Take advantage of our extensive sports facilities and activities, from martial arts to table tennis.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 48. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year One Modules

  • Human Science for Physical Education
  • Functional Anatomy and Kinathropometry
  • Professional and Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Games for Sport and Physical Education
  • Sports Psychology: Individual Differences and Group Dynamics
  • Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning
  • Professional Development & Practice

Year Two Modules

  • Foundations of Biomechanics
  • Energy & Nutrition
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Working In Sports Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Coaching and Athlete Development
  • Child Development and Learning (optional)
  • Applied Strength and Conditioning (optional)

Tuition fees

Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £9,250 per year
  • International: £12,500 per year

Career opportunities

What are my career prospects

We’ll guide you towards industry opportunities, and support you to develop the practical skills you’ll need to succeed. At Bucks, foundation degrees are all about preparing you for your career, so you can be sure you’ll be off to a great start.

Careers you might consider include:

  • Sport development
  • School sports coordination
  • Fitness centre management
  • Teaching
  • Youth Work

You might also like to transfer to a top-up degree like BA(Hons) Sport Development and Coaching, BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science or BA(Hons) Sport and Physical Education.

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Buckinghamshire New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’ With a rich 125-year history, Buckinghamshire New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing and...

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Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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