Do you dream of becoming a professional football coach? This three-year BSc (Hons) Football Coaching degree will provide you with a solid foundation in the key practices of coaching in a football related context so once you graduate, you’ll be ready to achieve your career goals. During this course, you will have lots of opportunities for both practical and theoretical study, to learn the key principles, theories and perspectives of sports coaching, in areas such as anatomy and physiology, psychology and match analysis as well as exploring complementary roles in football, such as business development, and performance analysis. You will also develop your knowledge and skills further by undertaking research activities, learning how to gather and use data to support athletes. You will do this by using the latest video software and geographical navigation vests, and use these to statistically analyse individual plays and player performance. This is a key skill to master, as analysis is an ever-growing part of the football and coaching industry, and is essential to any coach for monitoring player progression. During your time at UCR, you will also study other vital topics needed for a successful career in professional sports coaching, such as sports psychology, evaluating sport leadership styles, and current football coaching legislation, including safeguarding and the Football Offences Acts. You will also study the anatomical workings of the human body and core biological principles, learning how to apply them to injury prevention, assessment and exercise physiology activities. That’s not all. We are committed to ensuring you gain as much experience as possible, so during your studies, you will also have the chance to complete work experience shadowing or supporting coaches alongside our partner football clubs for that all important extra experience, to make you and your CV well and truly stand out.
Year 1 (Level 4): Fundamentals of Football Coaching Introduction to Sports Psychology Introduction to Football Science Introduction to Performance Based Coaching and Match Analysis Coach in Society Introduction to Sports Injuries and Injury Prevention Year 2 (Level 5): Player Development and Performance Analysis Player Maintenance and Rehabilitation Coaching: Grassroots and Diverse Populations Sports Psychology Research Methods Work Based Learning for the land-based industries Year 3 (Level 6): Applied Sports Coaching Applied Performance Analysis Enhancing Player Performance Contemporary Issues in Football and Team Management Dissertation at Reaseheath
Assessments are designed to determine both academic skills and qualities required for the work place. They include a combination of coursework, practical work and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Practical assessments take place through video evidence and tutor observations.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature students (21 years of age or over) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g Access to HE course.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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