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Sports Coaching

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher).

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Sports coaching

Are you passionate about helping people realise their sporting potential?

A Sports Coaching degree will help you develop the skills to work as an effective sports coach in a variety of settings.

You will examine the fundamentals of sports coaching practice and the science which explains how coaches can be effective. You will use some of the latest coaching technology as used in professional sport and discuss the complex nature of working effectively and inclusively with different people in different environments, recognising that the coaching sector spans from participation and children’s coaching to elite performance coaching.

As part of this course, you will study coaching models and styles, as well as psychosocial aspects such as learning and leadership. We’ll help you to understand the professional codes of practice to which coaches must adhere, exploring the ethical and moral responsibilities of the coach. Understanding the scientific principles of sports coaching is crucial, so you’ll learn how to identify performance indicators and coaching strategies across a variety of sports. You’ll examine the physiological components of performance, learning about skeletal and muscular anatomy and function.

You will be taught in small groups to enable you to gain quality practical experience to 'learn through doing' with guidance and support from experienced staff.

You’ll complete professional work placements, either at home or abroad, and will have the option to work with business experts in your final year to develop your own viable business plan. Plus, you’ll develop the sector-specific skills with experience of using the latest high-performance sport technology, such as GPS tracking and 3D motion tracking equipment.

**Professional placements**
Our students typically complete placements at semi-professional and professional sports clubs, community schemes or grassroots-level clubs. You could also work in primary or secondary schools in school sport or teaching roles. Opportunities also exist working in sports foundations and sports development roles promoting health and wellbeing though sport participation. You can also go abroad, providing teaching and coaching sessions or working with international charities using sport for development and contributing to fundraising, coaching and teaching in developing countries.

**Career opportunities**
Sports coaching is a very person-centered discipline. As such the programme content and the interpersonal qualities developed through the course can equip you for many graduate opportunities. Graduates can work as professional sports coaches or performance analysts for sports clubs. Some choose to work in school sport or to promote sport and physical activity as a sport development officer. The degree prepares you for postgraduate study or teacher training in a variety of specialisms. Previous graduates have progressed onto graduate schemes and others have used the degree as a stepping stone to enter the police force.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to Teaching and Coaching; Sociology and Psychology of Physical Education and Sports Coaching; Health and Fitness; Anatomy and Physiology; Sport Psychology: Principles of Practice; Advanced Training Methods; Skill Acquisition and Motor Control; Performance Coaching.

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
£12,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Sport and Physical Education

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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.

56%
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

50%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£15,142
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
16%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Teaching and educational 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.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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