Sport Performance & Coaching with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Performance & Coaching with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Sport Performance & Coaching with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in the sports sector. The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are unable to follow the more traditional route onto a degree course in Sport Performance & Coaching. Sports coaching and athlete development is an exciting and rewarding field which includes a range of employment opportunities across the sport and exercise industry. Practitioners can work with athletes of all skill levels, and across the many coaching positions available in the areas of performance analysis and performance sports. CU Scarborough is part of a new £50m complex which includes a modern campus building, a sports village and a football stadium that is home to Scarborough Athletic Football Club. The state-of-the-art sports village hosts two swimming pools, a 60-station gym, fitness studios and a sports hall, in addition to a 3G sports stadium pitch. Your first year aims to build your confidence and develop your academic and professional skills focusing on providing foundation level knowledge, skills and experience including introduction to anatomy and physiology, sport coaching, sport performance and academic and professional skills for sport. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Sport Performance & Coaching BSc (Hons). The Sport Performance & Coaching BSc (Hons) degree part of the course has been designed to be broad in scope and is therefore both interdisciplinary and inter-professional, focusing on several related areas of study that are pivotal for students wanting to continue into employment within the sector. Its curriculum enables students to acquire a robust understanding of professional, applied practice in the sport coaching and sport performance sectors. This is an engaging, industry-aligned, values-led course that provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to progress successfully into employment or postgraduate study. The concept underpinning the degree is the building of academic and professional skills for professional practice. In addition to the academic qualification gained, students are signposted to continuing professional development delivered by key stakeholders such as the Football Association and UK Coaching, as well as established communities of practice, which are embedded into the modules.


Modules In the foundation year, the main study themes are: • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • An Introduction to Sport Performance • Foundations of Sport Coaching • Sport and Exercise Psychology in Action Successful progression to the degree years of the course offer study themes in: • Foundation of Sport Performance and Coaching • Human Movement and Physiology for Sport Performance • Nutrition for Sport Performance • The Developing Coach Year Two • Principles of Strength and Conditioning • Research Methods for Sport Performance and Coaching • Practical Coaching for Sport Performance • Maximising Sport Performance Final Year • Coaching in the High-Performance Environment • Applied Strength and Conditioning • Exercise for Specific Populations • Research Project

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not have Level 3 (A-level or equivalent) qualifications. We can considered on an individual basis provided that you have 5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including English and Mathematics plus two years relevant work experience. Your application will be considered on an individual basis and the application is reviewed as a whole, which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and Personal statement that outlines your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University Group.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Sport Performance & Coaching with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS