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BA (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching

University of Worcester
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
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About this program

BA (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching

Our sport development and coaching course blends both applied practical skills and knowledge of coaching, with the vital skills and functions of resource management. Giving you a broad skill range which is attractive to potential employees in a variety of sport sectors.

At Worcester, our innovative combination of sports development, coaching, and management provides you with the diverse array of skills and experience you will need to drive high quality sports development services. This multi-disciplinary approach will also equip you with operational, strategic and project management expertise that will enable you to take a dynamic approach to leading innovation and change within the sector.

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Admission requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points (for example, BBC at A Level), and GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above.

A Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for this course.

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to the Sport Industry
  • Principles of Inclusive Sports Coaching
  • Sport Risk Management
  • Sports Coaching Intrapersonal Skills


  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
  • Adapted Physical Activity, Sport & Disability
  • Optional Language Modules

Year 2

  • Sport Operational Development
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
  • Creating Successful Research to Inform Practice


  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Sports Coaching Interpersonal Skills
  • Sport and Disability
  • Sport Tourism and Event Management
  • Optional Language Modules

Year 3

  • Independent Research Project in Sport Development OR Sport Development Project
  • Professional Placement
  • International Sport Development and Volunteering
  • Advanced Coaching Pedagogy and Practice


  • Sport Strategy in Action
  • Group Dynamics in Sport
  • The Sports Entrepreneur
  • Contemporary Issues in Disability Sports Coaching and PE
  • Event Project Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

You are taught through a combination of interactive lectures, seminars and coaching practicals. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities.


UK/EU students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fees for part-time: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

International students

  • Tuition fee for full-time: £13,100 per year.

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University of Worcester

Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...

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University of Worcester

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom

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