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University of Roehampton

Sport Coaching

UCAS Code: C610

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sports coaching

This Sports Coaching degree will prepare you for a career in the industry and equip you to work in a wide range of settings at a national and European standard. You will study the different aspects of coaching, such as anatomy, physiology and movement analysis, while also developing your own coaching practice and different coaching styles.This course focuses on developing informed and knowledgeable sport coaches who are able to perform in a wide range of environments and contexts. You will be introduced to the scientific aspects of coaching, such as anatomy, physiology and movement analysis. You will explore a range of health and fitness techniques, and will learn ways to analyse human movement. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to use our high-quality sports and exercise facilities. You will also study the pedagogical aspects of coaching including coaching styles, coaching pedagogy/practice and employability. This will ensure that you are able to communicate effectively with performers and get the very best from them.You will also spend time learning about the other ways in which a coach can support a performer inside and outside of the sport so that they are able to achieve to the highest standard. You will leave the course with a broad a skill set that can be applied to different coaching and teaching situations.All students on this course engage in coaching opportunities in the University, local authorities, clubs and schools. This will allow you to put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have developed over the course of your studies. Previous students have completed placements at Fulham FC and Wimbledon Athletics Club.The government and the sporting community aspire to transform coaching into a graduate profession and to make the United Kingdom into the leader in coaching and coach education by 2020. This course is part of making that a reality. If you study this degree you will develop appreciation of the role of the professional coach and an understanding of the qualities needed to coach effectively at a range of levels and with different performers.

Modules

During your first year, you will focus on the theory behind sport coaching, and how a coach develops sessions to maximise learning and performance. You will also gain core skills that will provide a firm foundation for your degree. You will also be introduced to fundamental physiological systems and how training affects these systems, as well as Biomechanics.

In your second year, you will build on and put into practice what you have already learnt. You will also spend time looking at the support system that surrounds performers, including how you as a coach can help them inside and outside of the sport so that they can achieve. Current modules available include Sport and Exercise Physiology.

During your final year, you will continue to develop your skills and apply the theoretical and practical knowledge you have gained over the last two years and apply it to a work context. You will also learn how to establish a self-employed status within the world of sport coaching, as well gaining a firm understanding of the professional framework of practice and ethics of the coaching profession.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,520
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Life Sciences

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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.

74%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Teaching and educational professionals
28%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
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.

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.

£15k

£15k

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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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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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