Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Become a sports coach who changes people’s lives. With focus on coaching practice, sport psychology, and coaching sciences, this degree will give you the skills to evaluate sport coaching contexts and influence ethical and sustainable coaching practice. Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year) at BU?

  • Placement opportunities can give you practical hands-on experience as well as a fantastic chance to make professional connections
  • Study abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Europe and the US
  • Optional alternative to final year dissertation project – a research expedition conducting in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance event
  • Get involved in various extra-curricular opportunities: our sport and events volunteering programme (RELAYS), workshops, conferences, industry visits, field trips, volunteering, guest speakers and more
  • We have strong links with some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities
  • 92% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2019/20).
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the business and management skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. Forge a career that you are truly passionate about. The career opportunities are diverse, ranging from working in sports, leisure, education, health and events. When you graduate from this course you will be well-placed to occupy roles in performance sport organisations, sporting national governing bodies, local authorities, schools and colleges, international sports events providers, and sports and leisure centres.

Course details

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Fundamentals of Business & Management, Academic & Professional Practice and Fusion Business Project. As part of the degree, you will study a number of units including: Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise; Coaching Principles & Practice; Sport, Culture & Society; Principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Fitness Assessments for Sport Exercise & Health; Principles of Sport Management; Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise; Developing Coaching Practice; Coach & Athlete Welfare


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

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Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS