University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year)

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Course summary

Work with athletes, players and teams; refine their performance; boost their training, enable development. On our BSc Sports Performance and Coaching, you learn how science and practice underpins performance sport, and how you can use the skills you will learn to help improve it. Having a comprehensive knowledge of scientific theory and practical application is ideal for those who want to coach people of a variety of levels and ages. Our excellent links with national governing bodies, such as the Football Association, Volleyball England, Basketball England, Rugby Football Union and the Lawn Tennis Association, give you real practical experience to enhance your learning. Our links also open up opportunities to gain experience working as a sports coach, and access coach education courses and workshops. You also have the option to work towards various, externally accredited, National Governing Body Sport and Coaching awards. As well as gaining practical experience, you expand your knowledge and skills through studying topics including:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Performance analysis
  • Training and coaching techniques and methods
  • Exercise programming
  • Methods of assessing the fitness and training loads of sports teams and athletes
You can get professionally certified whilst studying as many of our modules have embedded qualifications incorporated in them. This means that you are equipped with the qualifications needed to work in the field. For example, we have embedded a Level 2 Gym instructors qualification into the first year Anatomy and Physiology module, so after term 1, if you have enrolled on this module, you will be a qualified gym instructor. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a personal trainer course in the summer. You can also work with our Human Performance Unit based on campus, supporting our sports scholarship students and national league teams. Being part of our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences you will join a community focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy and physiotherapy. We bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates. We offer you one of the best student experiences around. You experience a lively, informal environment with many possibilities to pursue your own interests.

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C609
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). If you do not meet the GCSE Science requirement but you have A-level Science or equivalent, please contact Undergraduate Admissions for advice before applying.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £19530 Year 1
International £19530 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS