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University of Greenwich

Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching

UCAS Code: C690

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

UCAS Tariff

104

UCAS points from A-levels, including biology at grade C or above and other subjects appropriate to the degree, for example sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics or physics. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview. We will also accept: Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later. We recommend that you gain a Level 1 coaching award before starting your degree.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Sports coaching

This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports- and exercise-related careers, particularly in relation to football.During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.The aims of the programme are:To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in footballTo develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychologyTo provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football playersTo enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.

Modules

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 Football Coaching (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)
The Science of Football (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 Football Coaching (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)
Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through:

Examinations
Coursework
Presentations
Project reports.
Careers

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
International
£12,100
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


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.

67%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

76%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sports coaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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