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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Sports, Coaching and Development programme is aimed at candidates wanting to pursue a career within the sports coaching, physical education or sports development fields. The teaching and learning through theory and practical based sessions will emphasise the application of theory to practice. The purpose of this programme will be to equip students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to coach within multi-skill, multi-sport, educational, sport-specific or sport development environments. What will I study? Year 1:

  • Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement
  • Principles of Coaching and Leadership
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
Year 2:
  • Research Methods & Analysis
  • P.E & Sport Pedagogy
  • Analysing Sport & Exercise Performance
  • Sport Psychology and Behaviour Changes
  • Principles of Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutrition for Exercise & Sports Performance
Year 3:
  • Community Sports Development
  • Managing High Performance Athletes
  • Supervised Experience
  • Coaching Specialist Populations
  • Dissertation.
Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Contact Time Contact time includes approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. What else can I expect?
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you:
  • Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
  • Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website:
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
Career Opportunities Students graduating from this programme could follow careers as a sports coach, sports development officer/manager, sport/performance analyst, P.E. instructor, teacher training, sport facility manager.


L4 • Anatomy & Physiology • Biomechanical basis of human movement • Principles of Coaching and Leadership • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology • Academic and Professional Development • Research Skills L5 • P.E & Sport Pedagogy • Sport Psychology and Behaviour Change • Analysing Sport & Exercise Performance • Community Sport Development • Principles of Strength and Conditioning • Research Methods and Analysis L6 • Advanced Community Sports Development • Managing High Performance Athletes • Coaching Specialist Populations • Supervised Experience • Dissertation

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton welcomes applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will have a minimum of 104 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. You will also require GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification and a relevant academic reference.

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

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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

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