Solent University (Southampton)

Sport Performance Coaching Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

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Do you want to work with athletes to improve their sporting potential by providing specialist support and guidance aligned to their individual needs and aspirations? Southampton Solent’s Sport Performance Coaching degree will help you develop your knowledge of the principles of sport science, along with highly practical skills to prepare you for a career coaching athletes from any sport.

Students study highly relevant and applied theory, such as sports science and nutrition, coaching principles, skills development, sports psychology, strength and conditioning, and performance and technique analysis, to build essential underpinning knowledge. This is combined with practical training and professional placement opportunities, giving students the chance to put theory into practice.

Work placements are integral to the course. First year students are provided with a placement with the Saints Foundation, Southampton FC’s community-based charity. During their second year, students deliver coaching sessions at local schools, arranged by the course team. Students are also expected to find their own additional placements, with assistance from the University.

To further boost employability, students have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications, as well as enrol on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at a discounted rate.

Course details

Modules

Year oneCore unitsPrinciples of Sport Coaching*Exercise Instruction and Coaching *Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
*Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
*Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Performance
*Coaching and Volunteering in Sport
*Introduction to Research and Academic Skills in Sport Health and Exercise Science

*Year two
*Core units

*Applied Principles of Performance Analysis *Work Placement *Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology *Coaching Children and Young Performers *Strength and Conditioning *Research Methods and Study Design

*Year three
*Core units

*High Performance Coaching *Sport Technique Analysis *Research Project

*Choose two of the following four options:

*Professional Practice in Sport Psychology *Games Based Coaching *Professional Practice of Performance Analysis *Advanced Strength and Conditioning

*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment method

You will be assessed with a mixture of written coursework, case studies, presentations, projects, practical sessions, and in-class and online tests.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code SPC1
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English language requirements Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AS In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check, processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 IBT total 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


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