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Newman University, Birmingham

Sport Coaching and Performance

UCAS Code: C691

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course: D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

UCAS Tariff

112-144

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points, including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Sports coaching

The Sport Coaching and Performance degree at Newman is an opportunity for you to combine sports coaching with sport science to help you pursue a career in a performance coaching setting. The degree will allow you to develop your coaching skills by reflecting upon your practical experiences in an academic way as well as being able to apply sport science concepts to your coaching covering disciplines such as biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You will learn to enhance, monitor and analyse performance to inform your coaching practice while having have access to excellent facilities such as the new on-campus 3G artificial grass pitch, sports hall and the Human Performance Laboratory.

The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength & conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 yard radius of each other.

**Why study this course?**

- This BSc Sport Coaching and Performance is an important pathway for those students that want a combination of the coaching pedagogy and sports science content.

- The course aims to enhance students’ employability, specifically within the sport coaching and performance industry and those seeking to pursue a career and/or further study in a performance coaching setting.

- Facilities such as the new on-campus 3G artificial grass pitch, sports hall and the Human Performance Laboratory.

- Through taught modules and the second year work placement module, students are provided with opportunities to apply their learning.

- In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This choice will further support students for their chosen destination routes following graduation.

- Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and experienced, and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals.

- Students receive a broad foundation of modules in their first year. This structure is unique in that it allows students the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if they wish to.

Modules

https://www.newman.ac.uk/course/sport-coaching-and-performance-bsc-hons/sport-coaching-and-performance-bsc-hons/

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
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newman University

Department:

Sport and Health

TEF rating:
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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Sports coaching

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
30%
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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Welfare and housing 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.

Sports coaching

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.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Welfare and housing 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.

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