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Newman University, Birmingham

Sport Development with Coaching

UCAS Code: C604

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 112 UCAS points: 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 or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports studies

**Why study Sport Development with Coaching?**

• This course will equip students with the coaching competencies needed to enter into the sports industry, while also developing development and management competencies to enhance career progression prospects yet further within sport and beyond.
• You will have the opportunity to be involved in practical activities/ sessions with sport industry partners, seminar discussions, and ‘real-world’ sport development and coaching contexts
• There will be opportunities for you to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations
• Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals
• Diverse and innovative assessment methods include a combination of presentations, essays, practical sessions, video documentaries.

**SPECIAL FEATURES**
During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin provision, participation and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, exercise and sport at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of sports in a range of themed modules, including sport coaching and sport development. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

During your second year of study you will focus on the fundamental aspects of sport development, namely sport policy in the UK and overseas, physical education, contemporary issues in sport and exercise, as well as principles of sport coaching for community and performance conexts. Furthermore, you will also do a work placement in sport, which will help enhance you CV, which will be very useful when attempting to secure future employment.

In your third year, you will be encouraged to apply all that you have learned in your time at university in practical sport development and/ or coaching contexts. You will be ready at this time to design a sport development intervention and so, as part of a key module, you will go through all the processes a sport development and/ or coaching professional would, including planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating. You will also be given the option of pursuing either a traditional academic dissertation or you could choose to do a

**EMPLOYABILITY**
This course develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Possible career destinations would include roles within local authorities, leisure centres, governing bodies of sports, sport councils, educational institutions, universities and professional sports clubs.

**The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formerly known as Sport and Exercise Studies BSc(Hons).**

Tuition fees

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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?

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Sport and exercise sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
35%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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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
99%
med
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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