DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Sport, Exercise & Coaching Science

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Course summary

Are you wanting to progress a career in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science? Here at UCNL we provide the opportunity to study a Foundation Degree in the subject area as well as a top up option to achieve a BSc (honours). Whether it is to progress your current career as a trainer/coach or to change career to a teacher in physical education, we are able to provide you an opportunity to expand your knowledge of many discipline areas including sports coaching, sports psychology and sport and exercise nutrition. On the course you will develop your academic skillset, practical skills as well as industry relevant knowledge. We also provide work experience/placement opportunities to help develop careers in your chosen discipline area. Students who complete the 2-year course will achieve a FdSc (Foundation degree) in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science and for those interested in studying 1 year further, will achieve a BSc (honours) (Bachelor of Science) degree, in Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science. This degree is validated by the University of Hull.


This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: Foundation degree Year 1:

  • Introduction to Coaching Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Physiology and Exercise Training
  • Coaching in Context
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology
  • Employability in Sport and Exercise
Foundation degree Year 2:
  • Performance Analysis in Sport
  • Advanced Nutrition for Exercise and Performance
  • Work Based Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Coaching and Athlete Development
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Assessment method

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus. On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. On this course we also deliver industry relevant methods which include consultation practical based sessions that can be used within the Sport, Exercise and Coaching Science sector. Students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the degree programme, including written assignments, presentations, exams, practical deliveries and practical consultations. Contact time for students are over 2 days per week for the foundation degree and 1 day for BSc (honours) top up. This allows students to obtain work experience in the sector throughout the other days as well as conduct independent learning and assessment work. This also allows students to manage work and family commitments they may have during the course. Students will receive between 6 hours and 8.5 hours of teaching time per week throughout this course, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students have the option to contact an additional support team to develop key study skills such as referencing and academic writing style. We have found this to be a very useful aspect of the course, especially for anyone who has had a break in education and is returning to studies, however the service is available for all students who attend the course.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are 32 UCAS points Applicants, who may not have the required UCAS requirements but have industry experience will also be considered. Any applicants with a completed Foundation degree, who may want to consider completing their 3rd year can apply straight to BSc Honours and complete one year to achieve this. We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5180 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5180 Year 1
Scotland £5180 Year 1
Wales £5180 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Sport, Exercise & Coaching Science at DN Colleges Group - UCAS