This programme is based on the BSc Hons Sports Science degree, but approximately a quarter of the content is specifically focused on football coaching. The programme is intended to provide a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science.
It is also intended to enable students to qualify as professional football coaches up to level 3 of the FA, (UEFA equivalent).The practical aspects of the football is delivered by highly qualified coaches during intensive weeks and/or support days. The programme has also developed strong International bridge with Palermo Football Club and The Real Madrid in the near future.
At the end of their degree students should have acquired the necessary specific and enterprise skills and competencies to be able to operate effectively in a range of sports and exercise-related employment.
Graduate opportunities are available in football coaching, sports development, sports science support and teaching (requiring an additional PGCE award).