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School Sport and Sport Coaching (Top-Up)

UCEN Manchester

UCAS Code: 2W14 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sports coaching

This course is for students that have a real passion for sport, and want to learn about the art/science of coaching sports skills. Students will develop a range of skills and knowledge in key areas of sports coaching which will be appropriate for successful transition into a sports coaching/delivery based career. The course is ideal for those who wish to work with sports clubs, schools, National Governing Bodies or operate sports coaching based businesses.

Sport England expects that over the next five years there will be an increase of at least 3,000 jobs within the coaching sector in the North West region alone, with a large demand expected for coaches to work in the education sector.

The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
- Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment

- Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis

- Outdoor playing fields and astro turf

- Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis in the field of Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer

- Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment

In alignment with this, units will address areas such as contemporary issues in sport, sport psychology in coaching practice and negotiated research (dissertation).

Additionally students will have the opportunity to transfer skills, developed through their coaching practice, and apply these to the expanding physical activity and health agenda, in particular reference to childhood obesity and other school age issues (such as sedentary behaviour).

The programme will also provide opportunities for students to develop their understanding both academically and vocationally through practical reflective practice. To further enhance this, the applied nature and research based element of the course helps students to interact with the industry and allows opportunities to network and develop employability links with people already operating in the professional sport sphere. The programme seeks to promote independent learning and aims to produce graduate reflective practitioners who are able to assimilate, evaluate and critically appraise information based on key contemporary topics of sports coaching and school sport. It also aims to equip graduates with a range of skills which will support future progression into either employment or higher-level learning.

In addition to academic study, there will also be the opportunity for learners to represent the college football team in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league. This team will also provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory from their studies in a practical setting (i.e. applying sport coaching theory to real life situations).

Modules

Examples of current modules-

Dissertation
Contemporary Issues in Sport Coaching and School Sport
High Performance Coaching

Assessment methods

42% assignment
29% presentation / video
29% practical

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Sport (SPS)

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