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Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 45 at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 with passes in level 2 Maths and Communication units. QAA accredited course required.

UCAS Tariff

112

a minimum of 112 points from A levels including a C in Biology or Human Biology, or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Sport and exercise psychology

Modern coaching is a wide ranging arm of sports science which is relevant at competitive, community and participation levels. Coaching and teaching represent different skill sets from the same spectrum, applied in varying environments and supported by other essential areas of knowledge such as sport psychology, human movement, social impact of sport and the value of applying sports development to lifelong progression. Both sports coaching and physical education operate on the same spectrum, the aim being to encourage, develop and progress others in terms of sporting performance or participation. Coaching can apply at elite performance level but equally at community level where coaches stimulate people who have never taken part in sport and exercise to reshape their lives. When directly involving youngsters coaching works side by side with physical education. Increasingly schools are out-sourcing sports delivery to coaches and likewise more sports practitioners are entering teaching through a coaching pathway.

The course offers progressive development of coaching and teaching skills across the full three years, supported by a 6-badminton court size sports hall and extensively equipped sports science labs (see below). Staff have wide ranging coaching knowledge and qualifications up to international and world championship levels.Other modules on the course are equally well supported by experienced staff and facilities.

This degree course will prepare you specifically for a career in any aspect of coaching. Likewise it is possible to progress to apply to take a post graduate qualification in teaching or make use of coaching experience to enter teaching via a work-based learning scheme. Previous graduates have gone into careers within team sports, individual coaching, community coaching and P.E. teaching. Quite a number also go on to take MSc qualifications in specialised areas such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning and sport sciences.

In the National Student Survey 2020, 100% of students said this course challenged them to achieve their best.

Modules

Modules for this course are subject to change. For full up-to-date module details please see the course page on the university website.
Year 1 modules include:

Essential Principals of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)
Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits);
Human Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Professional Studies (core, 15 credits);
Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits);
Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits);
Physiological Principals of Training (core, 15 credits);
Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits);
Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits);
Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Empowering London: Working Within the Community (option, 15 credits);
Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits);
Biomechanical Applications (core, 15 credits);
Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits);
Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits);
Personal Development for Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits);
Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits);
Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits);
Clinical and Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits);
Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits);
Business Development in Sport (option, 15 credits);
Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£15,576
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,576
per year
International
£15,576
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,576
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Health 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.

87%
med
Sport and exercise psychology

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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
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
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

Psychology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

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

Psychology

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

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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£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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