Newman University, Birmingham

Sport Development with Coaching Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Why study Sport Development with Coaching?

• This course will equip students with the coaching competencies needed to enter into the sports industry, while also developing development and management competencies to enhance career progression prospects yet further within sport and beyond.
• You will have the opportunity to be involved in practical activities/ sessions with sport industry partners, seminar discussions, and ‘real-world’ sport development and coaching contexts
• There will be opportunities for you to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations
• Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals
• Diverse and innovative assessment methods include a combination of presentations, essays, practical sessions, video documentaries.

During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin provision, participation and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, exercise and sport at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of sports in a range of themed modules, including sport coaching and sport development. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

During your second year of study you will focus on the fundamental aspects of sport development, namely sport policy in the UK and overseas, physical education, contemporary issues in sport and exercise, as well as principles of sport coaching for community and performance conexts. Furthermore, you will also do a work placement in sport, which will help enhance you CV, which will be very useful when attempting to secure future employment.

In your third year, you will be encouraged to apply all that you have learned in your time at university in practical sport development and/ or coaching contexts. You will be ready at this time to design a sport development intervention and so, as part of a key module, you will go through all the processes a sport development and/ or coaching professional would, including planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating. You will also be given the option of pursuing either a traditional academic dissertation or you could choose to do a

This course develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Possible career destinations would include roles within local authorities, leisure centres, governing bodies of sports, sport councils, educational institutions, universities and professional sports clubs.

The course has recently been re-validated in 2019 to reflect up to date course requirements for students. It was formerly known as Sport and Exercise Studies BSc(Hons).

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 C604
Institution code N36
Campus name Newman University
Campus code N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
Access to HE Diploma Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.
112 UCAS points:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0;

A Level 3 qualification in a sport, PE, or science related subject. 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above to include English Language mathematics and science or recognised equivalents are also required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments). Students studying a sport degree within the sports department are required to purchase a Newman polo t-shirt which currently costs (2018 entry) £16.99.

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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