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University of Cumbria

Sport Coaching and Physical Education (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: C605

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP-MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D-C,C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports coaching

Have a passion for sport and would love to help others discover the joys and boost their performance in it?

Well, with our course you’ll be able to develop great practitioner skills to ignite and sustain healthy lifestyles and assist others to improve in their sport.

You’ll gain a deep knowledge of coaching, physical education and sport development from a sociological, scientific, philosophical and political perspective giving you scope to step into a diverse range of careers.

Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You’ll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors – but there’s nothing virtual about this course, hands-on experience plays a big part.

Your academic learning will be intertwined with practical sessions in our purpose-built sports facilities and you'll have regular access to our human performance laboratories.

Couple this with placements and events with schools and community groups, and you’ll be able to graduate with all the skills needed to secure employment in this rewarding profession.

- Our great links with sports partnerships and bodies boost your career prospects

- Our strong relationships with local and regional organisations give you the opportunity to liaise and work with real-life stake holders and community groups

- Opportunities to organise sporting events with schools and in the community

- Great tutor support and we get to know you because our seminar class sizes are small

- Our tutors have a wealth of experience in sport as coaches and managers

- Teaching is up-to-date and informed by the world-leading research we are involved in

- 100 hours of work placement – with opportunities at premier league football clubs to schools, sport clubs, and state funded sport development organisations

- Great sports complex and up-to-date facilities

- You’ll learn key entrepreneurial skills you need to set up your own business

- Enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Our aim is to give you all of the academic knowledge and practical skills needed in the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities – from childhood to elite performance.

So, if you’re passionate about helping others discover the delights of sport, then this is the course for you.

Modules

Foundation entry level degrees enable you to gain knowledge of fundamental anatomical and physiological principles of sport and exercise as well as essential physical sciences.Practical and lab-based sessions teach specific scientific skills while the role of sport in society and human behaviour are just two of the other areas covered by the four-year courses. Year two ? Coaching Principles and Practice ? Intro to Sport Development ? Participant and Talent development in Sport ? Sport and Exercise Physiology ? Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology ? Intro to Research Methods Year three ? Coaching Behaviour and Relationships ? Development of Communities Through Sport ? Coaching for Strength, Conditioning and Performance ? Research Methods Options – choose two from four ? Delivering Healthy Communities ? Nutrition for Health, Wellbeing and Sport ? Sport and Exercise Physiology II ? Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology Year four ? Coaching Children ? Coach & Club Development

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Medical and Sport 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.

69%
low
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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

75%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
19%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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