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Anglia Ruskin University

Sports Coaching and Physical Education

UCAS Code: C602

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above including English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

104

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Psychology, Physical Education, Sports Studies or a Science subject.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports coaching

Want to become a sports coach or PE teacher? Learn the essential practical and scientific skills you need to work as part of a team, or as an effective leader. Test your skills with placements in local schools and sports clubs.

Our course will teach you the most important aspects of sports coaching and physical education. Key areas of study include human movement, applied coaching pedagogy (how people teach and learn), long-term athlete development, physiology and psychology. You’ll learn how to apply this knowledge to make your coaching more effective.

Our modules cover theoretical and practical approaches to coaching and physical education. Put these together and you’ll be able to operate ethically and safely, confident when working independently or as a team member.

Our facilities include the Human Energetics and Performance Centre, with its specialist equipment including notational analysis software and heart-rate monitors, breath-by-breath oxygen-analysis systems and accelerometers in our strength and conditioning suite.

While on the course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised coaching qualifications, do work placements in local schools and sports clubs, and apply for our internship programme to spend time working with professional sports teams. You’ll develop experimental and analytical skills, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and independent working.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Anatomy for Motion
Pedagogical Principles in Sport
Applied Sports Pedagogy
Exercise Physiology
Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year two, core modules

Performance Analysis
Research Methods and Project Preparation for Sport and Exercise
Applied Coaching
Sport Development (option 1)

Year two, optional modules

Biomechanics
Exercise Testing
Psychological Profiling for Sport
Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Year three, core modules

Long-term Athlete Development
Undergraduate Research Project
Effective and Ethical Coaching

Year three, optional modules

Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology
Applied Sports Psychology
Strength and Conditioning
Scientific Basis of Training

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. We’ll assess you throughout each year, meaning that we can help you stay on the right track.

You’ll complete exams, practical skills tests, presentations, scientific reports, data-handling exercises, case study critiques, computer assessments and a research project on a topic of interest.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Sports coaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
15%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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