This programme will prepare you for working as a professional in sport coaching and related industries/professions, as well as developing your scientific knowledge and practical coaching skills. At the heart of the programme is a commitment to improving your coaching practice through an understanding of how to deliver excellent coaching sessions. In the first year you will deliver a number of coaching sessions to your peer group and in year two this coaching practice is developed through supported coaching placements and experiential, on-site learning. The third year is designed to further inform and develop your understanding of the sport coaching process and focuses on coach education, coach development and the relationship between sport coaching and some of the ancillary areas of expertise necessary for excellence (i.e. psychology, performance, and support systems for elite level sport).
Year One Principles and Practice in Sport and Coaching Introduction to Coaching Contexts in Sport Questioning Sport, Health and Exercise Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Evaluating Sport, Health and Exercise Fundamentals of Human Physiology Introduction to Skill Acquisition Year Two Core modules: Coaching Practice and Delivery (Placement) Researching Sport, Health and Exercise Developing and Monitoring Fitness Physical Performance Working with Individuals Performance Analysis in Sport Coaching Children and Youth Sports Optional modules: Sports Injury and Prevention Reflection: Developing Your Teaching and Coaching Diving MediaSport 2.0 and Beyond Sport and Exercise in Extreme Environments Project Management Year Three Core modules: Research Dissertation Adapting Coaching for Different Contexts Critical Reflection in Coaching and Mentoring Exploring Ethical Challenges in Coaching Working with Teams Optional modules: Applied Sport Psychology: Delivering Mental Strategies Adventure in Sports Coaching (including Alpine trip) Entrepreneurial 1 (Business set-up) Strategic Planning for Sport Nutrition for Sports Performance, Exercise and Health Delivering Sport and Physical Activity in the Community Planning and Monitoring of Training and Performance Occupational Performance and Health
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|