Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Science (Coaching)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston was ranked at number one in England and seventh in the UK for sport science (Guardian University League Tables 2021). – This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). – This course received 100 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018 and 2019). About this course There are ever-increasing opportunities in sport analysis and coaching. On this practical course, you’ll develop practical coaching skills as well as studying the science behind effective coaching, performance, leadership and sports analysis. Modules cover psychology, motivation, human physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and notational analysis. A project or dissertation on a selected topic will develop your independent learning skills. Please note: this course does not offer specific professional coaching qualifications but provides the scientific knowledge to achieve qualification up to United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 3/4.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: LS4007 - Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science, LS4008 - Sport and Exercise Psychology I, LS4009 - Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, LS4010 - The Science and Practice of Coaching. Year 2: LS5012 - Research Methods in Exercise Science, LS5013 - Sport and Exercise Psychology II, LS5014 - Health & Exercise Physiology, LS5015 - Analysis in Sport and Exercise, LS5016 - Sport Coaching Theory. Year 3 core modules: LS6018 - Extreme Environments & Ergogenic Aids, LS6020 - Biomechanics of Sport Performance and Injury, LS6021 Notational Analysis in Sport, LS6022 - Coaching Practice, LS6023 Sport Science Project or Dissertation. Year 3 optional modules: LS6017 - Exercise & Health Psychology, LS6019 - Applied Sport Psychology.

Assessment method

Teaching is through lectures, supported by smaller group tutorials, seminars and practical laboratory sessions.Assessment includes continuous assessment, such as essays, laboratory reports, presentations, thesis and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Sport Science (Coaching) at Kingston University - UCAS