The Sport Development and Coaching degree draws upon contemporary research aimed at helping students to develop their expertise and ability in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, as well as developing, managing and evaluating sport development schemes This multi-disciplinary degree is underpinned by high-quality scientific research and field investigations. There are strong links with national governing bodies of sport and a network of local schools and sports clubs. The programme aims to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally focused lectures and interactive seminar activities. Students have access to specialist sport physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories in the Human Performance Centre, as well as a range of sports facilities and fitness equipment which are provided by the University’s Sports Centre.
Year one aims to introduce students to areas of study such as the sport development environment, physical literacy, sociological issues, and the foundations of sport and exercise science. The first year also includes core modules such as the Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching and Research Skills, both of which are developed in years two and three. Students have the opportunity to tailor their learning in year two by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Physical Activity and Health, Performance Analysis, Psychology of Performance, and Project Management, all of which can be developed in the final year of study. The dissertation in year three represents the final stage of a student’s learning on the degree. Students can undertake independent study on a topic of their choice and can develop key thinking skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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