Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Modern coaching is a wide ranging arm of sports science which is relevant at competitive, community and participation levels. Coaching and teaching represent different skill sets from the same spectrum, applied in varying environments and supported by other essential areas of knowledge such as sport psychology, human movement, social impact of sport and the value of applying sports development to lifelong progression. Both sports coaching and physical education operate on the same spectrum, the aim being to encourage, develop and progress others in terms of sporting performance or participation. Coaching can apply at elite performance level but equally at community level where coaches stimulate people who have never taken part in sport and exercise to reshape their lives. When directly involving youngsters coaching works side by side with physical education. Increasingly schools are out-sourcing sports delivery to coaches and likewise more sports practitioners are entering teaching through a coaching pathway. The course offers progressive development of coaching and teaching skills across the full three years, supported by a 6-badminton court size sports hall and extensively equipped sports science labs (see below). Staff have wide ranging coaching knowledge and qualifications up to international and world championship levels.Other modules on the course are equally well supported by experienced staff and facilities. This degree course will prepare you specifically for a career in any aspect of coaching. Likewise it is possible to progress to apply to take a post graduate qualification in teaching or make use of coaching experience to enter teaching via a work-based learning scheme. Previous graduates have gone into careers within team sports, individual coaching, community coaching and P.E. teaching. Quite a number also go on to take MSc qualifications in specialised areas such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning and sport sciences.


Modules for this course are subject to change. For full up-to-date module details please see the course page on the university website. Year 1 modules include: Essential Principals of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits) Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits); Human Physiology (core, 15 credits); Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits); Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits); Physiological Principals of Training (core, 15 credits); Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits) Year 2 modules include: Biomechanics of Human Movement (core, 15 credits); Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits); Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Empowering London: Working Within the Community (option, 15 credits); Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits); Biomechanical Applications (core, 15 credits); Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits) Year 3 modules include: Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits); Personal Development for Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits); Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits); Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits); Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits); Clinical and Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits); Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits); Business Development in Sport (option, 15 credits); Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through written and practical exams, practical reports, presentations, class tests and a final research dissertation.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4400 Module
International £4400 Module
Channel Islands £4400 Module
Republic of Ireland £4400 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education at London Metropolitan University - UCAS