|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
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.
What will I study?
You will develop knowledge and skills of performance and technique analysis through the following modules:
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?
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Principles of Biomechanics
Principles of Training
Exploring Coaching Practice
Introduction to Research
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
This is your optional placement 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
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.
Practical competencies tests
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
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.
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
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.