University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Performance Analysis and Coaching Science

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Course summary

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Training today's athletes to reach their full potential takes not only inspired coaching but also sophisticated performance analysis techniques. Designed in collaboration with industry partners, this course provides invaluable knowledge and applied experience. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY: You’ll learn cutting-edge techniques, using market-leading performance analysis software packages such as Sports Code, iCODA, Hudl, Dartfish and Quintic. To support these you’ll also use our HD cameras, EVS tower system and have access to our suite of MacBook Pros and iPads.
  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: Take advantage of internship opportunities with professional clubs such as Derby County FC and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, as well as grass-roots sports organisations. This experience will equip you with the professional experience that employers demand from today's graduates.
  • FLEXIBLE LEARNING: Tailor your studies to your career plans, with specialist optional modules in areas such as athlete testing and assessment, applied sport psychology and advanced field based conditioning.
  • SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING: Boost your knowledge of biological disciplines such as physiology, psychology and biomechanics and how to apply this in practice.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: Our staff include accredited professionals who will provide you with high quality teaching and support. They are actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy. They are also members of leading professional bodies.
  • TEAM DERBY: If you enjoy a challenge and would like to make the most of your own sporting passion and prowess, you could become involved with Team Derby which is the focal point for the University’s sporting community. It encompasses all aspects of sport, including courses, numerous sports clubs, the Athletics Union and sport development activities.
  • Year one introduces you to the science behind physical performance, specifically anatomy for sport and exercise, principles of sport biomechanics and performance analysis, and the principles of sport and exercise physiology. Combining your understanding of the human body with coaching principles you will go on to learn vital skills and techniques to make decisions on how best to improve individual performance.
  • You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including coursework, practicals, exams, and presentations. Assessments will be individual and group based, with a strong emphasis on applied work.
  • As a Derby graduate, you will gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in areas such as elite sport, performance analysis, talent identification and sport coaching in the UK and abroad. You could also consider postgraduate study to advance your knowledge.
  • This course is available with a Foundation Year option.
  • This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC609
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/C(or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performance Analysis and Coaching Science at University of Derby - UCAS