University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport, Coaching and Fitness

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Course summary

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OVERVIEW Coaching and fitness are two of the biggest sectors in the sports industry, offering extensive opportunities to help a vast range of people achieve their health, fitness and sporting goals. If you aspire to work in areas such as coaching or fitness training, our Sport, Coaching and Fitness foundation degree will help you gain the advanced knowledge to support and inspire people in this dynamic and diverse industry. Sport, fitness and coaching encompasses a variety of professional, amateur and educational roles, with many areas of the industry requiring similar base knowledge in fields such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology. This sports foundation degree course allows you to investigate various facets of the industry, tailoring each area in line with your interests and career aspirations and putting you in a great position to exploit employment opportunities when you graduate. Alongside your course, you will have the chance to gain further industry-recognised qualifications to help you stand out, from personal trainer and fitness instructor qualifications to sports coaching and instructing weight lifting. Work placement opportunities are available throughout the course to enable you to start carving out your career path before you graduate, while you will be supported by our range of cutting-edge sports facilities including our Human Performance Centre. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Enrichment – Boost your career prospects with a range of additional qualifications recognised by the sport and fitness industry*
  • Work experience – Engage with industry through a range of opportunities, with our past students having worked for top professional sports clubs
  • Practical application – Apply your learning and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities and expert teaching staff
  • Specialise your studies – Drive the direction of your studies to suit your interests with a range of modules and placement work
  • Team Scotland partnership – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes
*Note: extra qualifications may incur an additional fee FACILITIES Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser. We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities. PLACEMENTS Work placement opportunities and requirements are integrated into some of the modules that you will study on our course, allowing you to put theory into practice and enhance your future employability. Employers we have worked with include Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Wasps Rugby Academy, West Bromwich Albion FC Women, Easy Gym and Vibro-Suite Health and Wellness Club. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Community sports coach
  • Health and wellbeing/sports development officer
  • Armed forces training and education officer
  • Further education lecturer
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Academic Skills
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Sports Psychology
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Health Promotion
  • Health and Exercise Screening
YEAR 2
  • Research for Sport
  • Sports and Exercise Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology in Practice
  • Coaching and Performance Analysis
  • Personal and Professional Development
- Exercise Training and Programming

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 6 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 6 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Field trips and sports events
  • Work experience
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 50%
  • Practical assessment – 45%
  • Written examinations – 5%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C606
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
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