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Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching)

Writtle University College

UCAS Code: CX61 | Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses, equivalent to [email protected]

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2

80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Scottish Higher

B,B

80 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above Applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Sports coaching

Sports development

This Diploma of Higher Education, 2 year full time award is aimed at those individuals who wish to develop their interest in sport science with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the coaching industry. Sport can be a complex environment, with athletes needing support to address the way in which the athlete is managed to maximise performance, when required, in a range of very diverse environments.

This approach to sport science support may vary considerably with influencing factors such as gender, ability, age, location, health, and availability of professional services. The branches of support are many and varied, covering elements such as nutrition, health and disease, and the influence of other aspects such as behaviour and ethics.

This course aims to provide the student with a thorough understanding of possible contributors to produce performance, from a micro- to macro-level – such understanding enabling the individual to contribute positively to athletic performance. Developing a thorough scientific understanding, combined with the ability to apply that knowledge practically, will enable the individual to take a proactive role in the industry following graduation. Writtle’s approach of ‘science into practice’ is never more evident than in this course and the development of excellent communication skills will be a key graduate attribute for students who have undertaken this award.

Modules

https://writtle.ac.uk/Diploma-of-Higher-Education-Sport-and-Exercise-Science-(Coaching)

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
£12,699
per year
International
£12,699
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Sports and Exercise Performance

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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.

90%
high
Sport and exercise sciences
90%
high
Sports coaching
90%
high
Sports development

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

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

80%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
44%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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 & exercise science

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Leisure and travel services

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.

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Leisure and travel services

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

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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