University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Science and Coaching

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Course summary

Coaching is a great way to express your passion for sport. Great Britain is now seen as a leading competitor in world sport and there are increasing opportunities to make a career out of coaching. There has never been a better time to become a coach. This course offers you the opportunity to specialise in the academic study of sports coaching, gaining the qualifications and practical skills to be a successful coach. It combines a thorough understanding of sport and exercise science with knowledge of the range of roles and contexts within which a coach works. Theoretical, vocational and practical elements are included to help you gain a comprehensive understanding of sports science, which underpins coaching practice. Why choose this course?

  • Learn from internationally-recognised staff in the fields of science, exercise and sport
  • Study a challenging and enjoyable course which prepares you for employment – 90% of students in work/study 6 months after finishing
  • Gain from the opportunity to work with staff who were closely involved with the London 2012 Olympic Games and interact with support services for elite and top-class athletes
  • Develop your skills through coaching in partnership with local clubs and teams
  • Explore the development of sporting participation or ‘sport for sport's sake’ (at all levels) and the role and delivery of sport as a social instrument for change
  • Benefit from using state-of-the-art facilities including muscle cell and molecular biology labs for a range of sports science experiments and studies

Course details


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualifications in sport science, a natural science or psychology preferred. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

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Sport Science and Coaching at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS