B.Sc. Sports Science with Coaching, Hons

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP11200 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This Sports Science with Coaching, Hons programme from the University of Greenwich would suit you if you are interested in the application of science to coaching in sport. It provides a strong foundation in the current disciplines of sport science, the principles of which can be applied to the coaching elements of the programme. A main objective is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession.

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This Sports Science with Coaching, Hons programme from the University of Greenwich would suit you if you are interested in the application of science to coaching in sport. It provides a strong foundation in the current disciplines of sport science, the principles of which can be applied to the coaching elements of the programme. A main objective is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport
  • To develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory
  • To develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning
  • To provide theoretical, practical and vocational experiences relevant to the field of study.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of reports, tests, essays, practicals, presentations and examinations.

Career options

Career opportunities exist in sports related environments such as sports coaching, sports science support, sports development, health education and promotion, self-employed opportunities, personal trainers and advisors. Graduates can also continue on to postgraduate programmes such as teaching, physiotherapy, research and specialist courses.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP 11200 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 9000 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS

For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).

Credits 360

For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).

Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits)
  • Human Physiology (15 credits)
  • Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2 (30 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Applied Coaching Science (15 credits)
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Independent Research Project (30 credits)
  • Advanced Coaching Science (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

  • Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits)
  • Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits)
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
  • Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)
  • Analysis and Training of Performance (15 credits)
  • Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points

FROM two science A-levels, for example biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)

OR BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

* Applicants are recommended to gain a Level 1 coaching award before start of degree.

Language skills

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your fluency in English before you can begin a programme. The main systems for measuring this are IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 for degree programmes or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 for degree programmes. Recently the TOEFL computer-based test has been abolished to make way for the introduction of the Internet-based test, gradually eliminating the traditional paper-based method. Other qualifications may be satisfactory. We can tell you what is acceptable.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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