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Sport, Exercise & Coaching Science

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UCAS Code: 3V6S | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

DN Colleges Group

UCAS Code: 3V6S | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements

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About this course

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Course option

2years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

3 years | Part-time | 2024

Subject

Sports studies

Are you wanting to progress a career in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science? Here at UCNL we provide the opportunity to study a Foundation Degree in the subject area as well as a top up option to achieve a BSc (honours). Whether it is to progress your current career as a trainer/coach or to change career to a teacher in physical education, we are able to provide you an opportunity to expand your knowledge of many discipline areas including sports coaching, sports psychology and sport and exercise nutrition. On the course you will develop your academic skillset, practical skills as well as industry relevant knowledge.

We also provide work experience/placement opportunities to help develop careers in your chosen discipline area. Students who complete the 2-year course will achieve a FdSc (Foundation degree) in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science and for those interested in studying 1 year further, will achieve a BSc (honours) (Bachelor of Science) degree, in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science.

This degree is validated by the University of Hull.

Modules

This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Foundation degree Year 1:
- Introduction to Coaching Pedagogy
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Fundamentals of Physiology and Exercise Training
- Coaching in Context
- Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology
- Employability in Sport and Exercise

Foundation degree Year 2:
- Performance Analysis in Sport
- Advanced Nutrition for Exercise and Performance
- Work Based Learning
- Research Methods
- Coaching and Athlete Development
- Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

Assessment methods

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. On this course we also deliver industry relevant methods which include consultation practical based sessions that can be used within the Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science sector. Students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the degree programme, including written assignments, presentations, exams, practical deliveries and practical consultations.

Contact time for students are over 2 days per week for the foundation degree and 1 day for BSc (honours) top up. This allows students to obtain work experience in the sector throughout the other days as well as conduct independent learning and assessment work. This also allows students to manage work and family commitments they may have during the course.

Students will receive between 6 hours and 8.5 hours of teaching time per week throughout this course, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students have the option to contact an additional support team to develop key study skills such as referencing and academic writing style. We have found this to be a very useful aspect of the course, especially for anyone who has had a break in education and is returning to studies, however the service is available for all students who attend the course.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,940
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,940
per year
Scotland
£7,940
per year
Wales
£7,940
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University Campus North Lincolnshire

Department:

Health and Wellbeing

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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.

92%
Sports studies

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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

100%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation

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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

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This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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