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Northumbria University

Applied Sport Science with Coaching

UCAS Code: C6XC
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Sport & exercise science
  • Training teachers
Student score
81% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
96% MED
98% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

UCAS tariff points
128-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You will explore the science of coaching in sport, exercise, and rehabilitation from a number of perspectives including physiological, psychological and biomechanical. You will work on a highly innovative course where you will be taught in state-ofâ??the-art laboratories accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. You will be tutored by experts with acknowledged international research portfolios and have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research programmes. We pride ourselves in giving you the vocational experience you need to help develop your career potential. Apart from 70 hours of industry experience, there are numerous opportunities for work or volunteering here in the university, in the local community, or even abroad. Past students have worked with Adidas in Germany, the European Space Agency and in schools in Australia. Alternatively, you might take the opportunity to start your own business through our Graduate Enterprise scheme.

Modules

Year 1: introduction to coaching; fundamentals of anatomy and biomechanics; fundamentals of human physiology; fundamentals of psychology; methods of enquiry in sport and exercise science; skills for sport and exercise scientists. Year 2: coaching skills and practice; pe and school sport; introduction to performance analysis of sport; principles of strength and conditioning; research design and analysis; biomechanical analysis in sport exercise and health; physiological assessment in sport, exercise and health; psychological profiling in sport, exercise and health. Year 3: coaching concepts and behaviour; sport and exercise sciences dissertation (ug); graduate enterprise; applied biomechanics and advanced performance analysis; sport and exercise science placement; paediatric sport and exercise science; physiological basis of training programme design; psychological skills training; student tutoring level 6.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

12%
82%
6%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
43%
32%
25%

Year 1

17%
65%
18%

Year 2

5%
85%
10%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
389 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates has gone from under 3,000 in 2003 to nearly 9,500 in 2012. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness 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 and fitness, coaching and teaching especially, but they're found all over the economy. Management is also a popular option for graduates from this subject – after all, this is a degree for people who want to motivate others!
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
363 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

80%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses – check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles, usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. But, be aware that primary school jobs are in short supply in some parts of the country, so if you hope to teach primary school children, don't expect to automatically be able to do so in your local area - you may still have to follow the jobs. That said, teaching roles are there to be found country-wide.
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