BSc Hons Sports Coaching (Performance and Participation) (Top-Up)

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Staffordshire University
Level:
Level 6
Attendance:
Part-time|Full-time
Duration:
1-2 years
Availability:
Part-time or Full-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Funding:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
Available to the Full Time course only
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Course overview

This course is designed for those who already hold a Higher Education qualification and are looking to convert in to a full honours degree. You’ll study physiology, psychology, nutrition and sport performance.

Key modules on this course include:

  • Performance Physiology in Coaching
  • Psychological Interventions in Sport
  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Research methods
  • Dissertation

Entry requirements:

  • Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (Level 2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant work experience will also be considered

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Research projects
  • Dissertation project
  • Written reports
  • Practical assessments
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Podcasts
  • Reflective blog

Who is this course for?

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching is designed for those who already hold a higher education qualification or foundation degree and are looking to convert this into an honours degree in order to improve career prospects. Students will study psychology, physiology, nutrition, and sport performance to develop the skills required for a career in coaching sport and fitness activities.

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements:

  • Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (Level 2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant work experience will also be considered

What other experience will I gain?

The BSc (Hons) can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 8 hours per week, usually in the morning or afternoon. Self study and research is a key element of any degree so you will be expected to dedicate time to your studies outside of the classroom.

Where will this lead?

Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of roles such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach

Upon successful completion of this course students can choose to study a masters degree, PGCE or pursue additional professional qualifications in their field of work.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

Particularly good information, advice and guidance ensure learners (including Apprentices) are on the appropriate programmes. (Ofsted 2013)

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