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Coventry University

UCAS Code: N087 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

The Access to HE Diploma. Plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

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

PPP

UCAS Tariff

40

to include a minimum of one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2024

Subject

Sports coaching

The Sport Performance and Coaching with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in the sports sector. The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course in Sport Performance & Coaching.

- Sports coaching and athlete development is an exciting and rewarding field which includes a range of employment opportunities across the sport and exercise industry. Practitioners can work with athletes of all skill levels, and across the many coaching positions available in the areas of performance analysis and performance sports.

- CU Scarborough is part of a new £50m complex which includes a modern campus building, a sports village and a football stadium that is home to Scarborough Athletic Football Club. The state-of-the-art sports village hosts two swimming pools, a 60-station gym, fitness studios and a sports hall, in addition to a 3G sports stadium pitch.

- Your foundation year aims to build your confidence and develop your academic and professional skills focusing on providing foundation level knowledge, skills and experience including introduction to anatomy and physiology, sport coaching, sport performance and academic and professional skills for sport.

- Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons).

- The Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons) degree part of the course has been designed to be broad in scope and is therefore both interdisciplinary and inter-professional, focusing on several related areas of study that are pivotal for students wanting to continue into employment within the sector. Its curriculum enables students to acquire a robust understanding of professional, applied practice in the sport coaching and sport performance sectors. This is an engaging, industry-aligned, values-led course that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to progress successfully into employment or postgraduate study.

- The concept underpinning the degree is the building of academic and professional skills for professional practice. In addition to the academic qualification gained, students are signposted to continuing professional development delivered by key stakeholders such as the Football Association and UK Coaching, as well as established communities of practice, which are embedded into the modules.

Why CU
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. Wherever possible, we aim to provide career-focused courses, coupled with placement opportunities2 to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so most of our courses cover one module at a time, so you have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and give assignments your full attention before moving onto the next.

Modules

The foundation year aims to help students develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to using skills appropriate to successful academic integrity. It also aims to provide a toolkit of skills required for a pursuance of further study in this field.

The Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons) degree element of the course has been designed to be broad in scope and is therefore both interdisciplinary and inter-professional, focusing on several related areas of study that are pivotal for students wanting to continue into employment within the sector.

Its curriculum enables students to acquire a robust understanding of professional, applied practice in the sport coaching and sport performance sectors. This is an engaging, industry-aligned, values-led course that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to progress successfully into employment or postgraduate study.

Foundation Year
Your foundation year will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons) degree.

Modules
• Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
• An Introduction to Sport Performance
• Foundations of Sport Coaching
• Sport and Exercise Psychology in Action

Year one of your degree
The second year introduces you to an overview of sport performance and coaching through the fundamental components of the sector and the professional application within the industry.

Modules
• Foundation of Sport Performance and Coaching
• Human Movement and Physiology for Sport Performance
• Nutrition for Sport Performance
• The Developing Coach

Year Two
Year two will introduce you to further practical elements of both coaching and strength and conditioning, while exploring an interdisciplinary approach to maximising performance and the importance of research in sport performance and coaching.

Modules
• Principles of Strength and Conditioning
• Research Methods for Sport Performance and Coaching
• Practical Coaching for Sport Performance
• Maximising Sport Performance

Placement Year
There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement2 can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur before your final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.

Final Year
During the final year of the course, you will focus on the professional environment. You will spend time on practical application, the high-performance environment and working with specific populations. You will have the opportunity to produce a research project in your chosen field of interest

Modules
• Coaching in the High-Performance Environment
• Applied Strength and Conditioning
• Exercise for Specific Populations
• Research Project

Assessment methods

During your foundation year, the learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block. This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the degree selected or the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£7,950
per year
England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni

Course location:

CU Scarborough

Department:

CU Group

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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.

91%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

88%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Health associate professionals
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Public services and other associate professionals

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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