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This course develops hands-on practical skills as well as academic rigour. During the first year, you’ll be introduced to sport-related psychology, physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics. You’ll also be encouraged and supported to obtain National Governing Body Coaching Awards, opening up great opportunities when you graduate.
Our teaching methods are designed to develop both your knowledge and also skills that enhance employability. Methods include small group work, practical activities, workshops, lectures, tutorials, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning.
There are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include essays, reports, practical work and presentations.
You can also choose modules in sport and exercise leadership which can result in Skills Active accredited Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral awards at no additional cost.
Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Anatomy (20 credits)
Principles of Sport and Exercise Leadership (20 credits)
Personal and Professional Development (20 credits)
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Fundamentals of Sports Coaching (20 credits)
Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching (20 credits)
Research Methods in Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Physiology 1 (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 1 (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 (20 credits)
Injuries and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Personal Training (20 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching (20 credits)
Developing Excellence in Sports Coaching (20 credits)
Dissertation 1 or Dissertation 2 (20 credits or 40 credits)
Sport and Exercise Physiology 2 (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 2 (20 credits)
Sport and Exercise Psychology 2 (20 credits)
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
Physical Activity and Exercise for Special Populations (20 credits)
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award).
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If you are applying for year 1 or year 2 entry, you must have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course. If you are offered a place on the course, the University will cover the cost of the DBS check and send you relevant information on how to complete this.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Potential employers for graduates of this course include national sports associations, sports and leisure companies, recreation services, local authorities, health bodies including the NHS, schools and colleges.
During the course, you will be encouraged and supported to obtain National Governing Body Coaching Awards to support future development in the area. This will allow you to develop the skills required to become an effective coach across a range of activities.
The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences is now endorsed to award vocational qualifications (related to the health and fitness industry) to students who successfully complete specific modules.
|University level||Main module mapped to||
|4||Principles of Sport and Exercise Leadership||Level 2 Gym Instructor|
|5||Personal Training||Level 3 Personal Trainer|
|6||Physical Activity and Exercise for Special Populations||Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor|
Job roles include the following (some require further training):