B.Sc. Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
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.

Description of Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

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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.

Career options

Graduate opportunities are available in football coaching, sports development, sports science support and teaching (requiring an additional PGCE award).

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Applied Coaching Science (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology 1 (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2 (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Advanced Coaching Science (30 credits)
  • Three 15-credit options from: Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Muscle Physiology and Training; Control and Disorders of Movement; Advanced Sports Physiology; Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Analysis and Training of Performance;Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (45 credits)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
  • Science of Football (15 credits)
  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology 1 (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2 (30 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • Research Project (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Advanced Football Coaching (30 credits)
  • Three 15-credit options from: Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Muscle Physiology and Training; Control and Disorders of Movement; Advanced Sports Physiology; Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology; Analysis and Training of Performance; Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (45 credits)

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score
550

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements for Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM two or more science A-levels, for example from 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.

Work Experience for Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

No work experience is required.

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