B.Sc. Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

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.

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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 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 36 months
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 (read more)
550

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Requirements

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

No work experience is required.

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