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BScCoaching and Sport Science

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This course offers a modular route to a full-honours degree combining Sport science with Coaching in a professional qualification. You will study the rapidly expanding field of Sport and Exercise Science along with the more vocational area of coaching.

The course aims to put the coaching on a scientific, evidence-based footing. This will enable you to apply scientific sport principles to coaching and improving sport performance. You will:

Develop vocationally-related expertise.
Prepare for a career in sports coaching.
Why choose this course?
You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:

a British Olympic Association (BOA) approved Environmental Chamber
a Biomechanics and Performance Analysis Suite.
You will have the unique opportunity to leave the University with numerous coaching qualifications and awards. This is because our Sport and Lifestyle Department offers sports coaching opportunities.

We also have British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited physiologists and sport psychologists in our Sport Science Academic Team.
NTU has been designated as a National Performance Centre by England Hockey. This is thanks to our superb sporting facilities, coaching staff and services.

Programme structure

What will I study?
You will develop knowledge and skills of performance and technique analysis through the following modules:

Observational Analysis.
You will also pursue coaching and reflective practice in some depth. There will be a continuing emphasis on research methods in Year Two and Three and you can choose more advanced modules in Psychology, Physiology and Biomechanics to combine with the core coaching modules. You will also have the opportunity to take part in sporting activities and coaching, which will lead to nationally recognised coaching awards.

What will I study?
Year One

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Principles of Biomechanics
Principles of Training
Exploring Coaching Practice
Introduction to Research
Year Two

Observational Analysis for Sport
Training Principles to Practice
Applying Coaching Theory to Practice
Research Design and Analysis
Choose two modules from:

Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Experimental Biomechanics.
Year Three
This is your optional placement year.

Final Year

Current Topics in Sports Coaching
Advanced Coaching Practice
Sport Project and Dissertation
Choose one module from:

Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
Applied Biomechanics.
Choose one further module from:

Environmental Sports Physiology
Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed using a variety of methods including the following.

Coursework 65%

Group projects
Case studies
Practical 9%

Oral presentations
Practical competencies tests
Written 26%

How will I learn?
You will have around 12 hours of scheduled contact time per week. This will take the form of:

traditional lectures and seminars
practical workshops
external visits.
The remainder of your time will be self-guided independent study.

Practical classes will be taught in our purpose built laboratories in the Erasmus Darwin Building and the new Rosalind Franklin building, which is an ultra modern laboratory on Clifton campus. The majority of lectures and workshops are delivered on Clifton campus in locations such as the Ada Byron King Building and the John Clare Lecture Theatres.

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly respected by employers.
Recent graduates from our Sports Science degrees have gone onto work in the following roles:

Fitness First – Personal Trainer
Excel Sport Coaching – Manager / Coach
The University Of Leicester – Rugby Development Officer
The University Of East Anglia – Fitness Advisor
Saracens LTD Rubgy Club – Strength and Conditioning Assistant
GB Canoeing – Athlete
Coventry City Football Club – Academy Analyst.
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 – £30,000 per year.

On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degree

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States