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

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Performance and Coaching with Foundation Year

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Course summary

The Sport Performance and 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 foundation 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 and Coaching BSc (Hons).
  • The Sport Performance and 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.
Why CU We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. Wherever possible, we aim to provide career-focused courses, coupled with placement opportunities2 to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so most of our courses cover one module at a time, so you have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and give assignments your full attention before moving onto the next.

Modules

The foundation year aims to help students develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to using skills appropriate to successful academic integrity. It also aims to provide a toolkit of skills required for a pursuance of further study in this field. The Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons) degree element 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. Foundation Year Your foundation year will provide a strong framework for your continued studies toward your Sport Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons) degree. Modules • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport • An Introduction to Sport Performance • Foundations of Sport Coaching • Sport and Exercise Psychology in Action Year one of your degree The second year introduces you to an overview of sport performance and coaching through the fundamental components of the sector and the professional application within the industry. Modules • Foundation of Sport Performance and Coaching • Human Movement and Physiology for Sport Performance • Nutrition for Sport Performance • The Developing Coach Year Two Year two will introduce you to further practical elements of both coaching and strength and conditioning, while exploring an interdisciplinary approach to maximising performance and the importance of research in sport performance and coaching. Modules • Principles of Strength and Conditioning • Research Methods for Sport Performance and Coaching • Practical Coaching for Sport Performance • Maximising Sport Performance Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement2 can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur before your final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. Final Year During the final year of the course, you will focus on the professional environment. You will spend time on practical application, the high-performance environment and working with specific populations. You will have the opportunity to produce a research project in your chosen field of interest Modules • Coaching in the High-Performance Environment • Applied Strength and Conditioning • Exercise for Specific Populations • Research Project

Assessment method

During your foundation year, the learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block. This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the degree selected or the module. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


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

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.


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. www.coventry.ac.uk/international-students-hub/international-pathways/
Sport Performance and Coaching with Foundation Year at Coventry University - UCAS