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Heart of Worcestershire College

Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science)

UCAS Code: 106C

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Our HND in Sports Science is ideal for those who aspire to work in the fitness or coaching industry. The two year program provides learners with the opportunity to study a broad range of modules aimed at providing you with the knowledge and scientific understanding to help you succeed in your chosen profession.

The course will be delivered by a blend of experienced lecturing staff that have a range of qualifications and vocational knowledge and experience. These include NGB sports coaching certificates, professional qualifications, PGCE’s, and experience of working with elite sport performers. Some of the staff are currently working towards Masters in the areas of Sports Medicine, Sports Nutrition and Sport Science. This breadth and depth of skills allows the team to provide not only an inspiring academic learning environment but excellent vocational knowledge in the classroom.

During the length of the course you will be offered extra opportunities to complete additional qualifications in coaching levels & gym instruction.

Modules

Year 1 modules include: Nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Professional Skills, Coaching Practice & Skill Development, Training, Fitness & Testing, Biomechanics and Community Coaching. Year 2 modules include: Research Project, Advanced Coaching, Performance Analysis, Talent Identification & Development, Strength & Conditioning for Coaching, Field Based Testing, Work Experience and Employability Skills and Sport Rehabilitation.

Assessment methods

Each assessment is designed in the context of realistic situations of the workplace and higher education.

Throughout the course you will be asked to complete:
-Practical demonstrations
-Presentations
-Timed assessments
-Poster presentations
-Written reports
-Dissertation

Each unit will be marked to pass, merit or distinction and are combined at the end of the course to give an overall grade.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£8,000
per year
England
£8,000
per year
EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

Extra funding

Heart of Worcestershire College is offering HE Boost award of up to £1500 each to all first year full time HE students. The funding will paid in 3 equal instalments at the end of October, January and May. If you are applying for your first year of your first Higher Education course and have “Firmly” accepted an offer of a place on a HE programme at Heart of Worcestershire College as your first choice (not insurance) you may be eligible. To be eligible you must meet the national criteria: • Normally resident in England • Have a household income of less than £25,000 (as assessed through Student Finance England) • Self funding, not sponsored by an employer, the NHS nor the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Please note that due to the limited nature of these funds meeting the criteria does not equate to an entitlement to the Boost award. Each application will be considered by the panel of staff based on the information provided.

The Uni


Course location:

Redditch

Department:

Sport

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