Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Coaching

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Course summary

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Are you passionate about helping people realise their sporting potential? A Sports Coaching degree will help you develop the skills to work as an effective sports coach in a variety of settings. You will examine the fundamentals of sports coaching practice and the science which explains how coaches can be effective. You will use some of the latest coaching technology as used in professional sport and discuss the complex nature of working effectively and inclusively with different people in different environments, recognising that the coaching sector spans from participation and children’s coaching to elite performance coaching. As part of this course, you will study coaching models and styles, as well as psychosocial aspects such as learning and leadership. We’ll help you to understand the professional codes of practice to which coaches must adhere, exploring the ethical and moral responsibilities of the coach. Understanding the scientific principles of sports coaching is crucial, so you’ll learn how to identify performance indicators and coaching strategies across a variety of sports. You’ll examine the physiological components of performance, learning about skeletal and muscular anatomy and function. You will be taught in small groups to enable you to gain quality practical experience to 'learn through doing' with guidance and support from experienced staff. You’ll complete professional work placements, either at home or abroad, and will have the option to work with business experts in your final year to develop your own viable business plan. Plus, you’ll develop the sector-specific skills with experience of using the latest high-performance sport technology, such as GPS tracking and 3D motion tracking equipment. Professional placements Our students typically complete placements at professional sports clubs, community schemes or grassroots-level clubs. You could also work in primary or secondary schools. Opportunities also exist working in sports foundations in health and wellbeing and sports development roles. You can also go overseas, providing teaching and coaching sessions in South Africa. Career opportunities This degree will prepare you for a career working for sports clubs or providing sports opportunities within the community. Graduates can pursue a range of careers including training and education officer, teaching (after further study), high performance sports coach, children’s sport leader and sport development manager.

Course details

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to Teaching and Coaching; Sociology and Psychology of Physical Education and Sports Coaching; Health and Fitness; Anatomy and Physiology; Sport Psychology: Principles of Practice; Advanced Training Methods; Skill Acquisition and Motor Control; Performance Coaching.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC6P3
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Sports Coaching at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS