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University of Greenwich

Sports Science with Coaching (Extended)

UCAS Code: C610

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,E

UCAS Tariff

64

UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade at C (or above). Applications from those with an A-level background are welcome if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects Applications from those with an AS background are welcome if the applicant has studied three/four AS-level subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background are welcome if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects Other qualifications will be considered on application.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Sports coaching

This programme would suit you if you are interested in the application of science to coaching in sport. It provides a strong foundation in the current disciplines of sport science, the principles of which can be applied to the coaching elements of the programme.

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.
The foundation year is designed to give you:

A thorough introduction to sports science
A thorough introduction to biology and biochemistry
Fundamentals of nutrition and health
Fundamentals of drugs and diseases
An understanding of how to measure change
Essential skills for science
Improved mathematics
Laboratory practice.
A main objective of this programme is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession. During all the second, third and fourth years of the degree, students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

On this programme you will learn a scientific study of sport using technology in our well-equipped sports science labs. You will develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport. You will develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory. You will develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning. This programme will provide you with theoretical, practical and vocational experiences.
The aims of the programme are:

To develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport
To develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory
To develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning
To provide theoretical, practical and vocational experiences relevant to the field of study.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)
Introduction to Biology (15 credits)
Change and its Measurement (15 credits)
Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)
Nutrition and Health (15 credits)
Introduction to Sports Science (15 credits)
Drugs and Diseases (15 credits)
Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)
Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits)
Human Physiology (15 credits)
Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)
Research Methods 1 (30 credits)
Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits)
Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)
Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)
Research Methods 2 (30 credits)
Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)
Applied Coaching Science (15 credits)
Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Independent Research Project (30 credits)
Advanced Coaching Science (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits)
Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits)
Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits)
Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)
Analysis and Training of Performance (15 credits)
Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Teaching will be carried out through a mixture of:

Reports
Tests
Essays
Practicals
Presentations
Examinations.
Typical assessment methods include:

Coursework
Practical laboratory sessions
Practical coaching sessions
Case studies
Presentations (oral and poster)
Group projects
Formal examinations.

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:

Avery Hill (University Campus)

Department:

Life and Sports Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
17%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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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