The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. On our course you’ll explore the exciting and challenging world of sports coaching, and learn the science behind sports performance and physical activity. You'll develop strong analytical and research skills and gain plenty of hands-on experience in our dedicated labs. During the course, you'll have a ‘consultancy’ and ‘research’ informed experience whereby you'll participate activities linked to our consultancy unit, the SportsLab, which provides scientific services for sports people. Throughout the degree you'll develop transferable skills and build in confidence and ability so by the time you graduate you're fully prepared to follow your career aspirations. Top reasons to study with us You’ll benefit from our joint specialist facility, Polo Farm Sports Club. Just a short distance from the Canterbury Campus, the facilities include three floodlit hockey pitches, an indoor tennis centre, outdoor tennis courts and a spacious sports hall, specialising in netball, hockey and cricket. We have been offering sport and exercise science courses for over 35 years, making us one of the longest standing providers of sports courses in the UK. You'll be taught by a passionate, research active team of academics and be supported by specialist technical staff. Our multi-million-pound Sports Centre has the latest fitness equipment and offers gym and recreational sport memberships, a full range of fitness classes, and a personal training service. You’ll have the opportunity to work within our consultancy unit, SportsLab, using your expertise to help athletes improve their performance. 100% of our Sport Coaching Science students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 Specialist facilities You’ll have access to specialist resources and equipment, including eye tracker technology, brain imaging equipment (EEG), reaction timers, gas analysis systems, cardiac screening equipment, 3D imaging; isokinetic and balance dynamometry, sprint timing systems and other sport/exercise related equipment, such as treadmills and weights Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.
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How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.