Sport Coaching, Health and Fitness Petroc Degree level: Undergraduate


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As well as these scientific elements, the course also includes aspects of sport and health policy and health promotion strategies, including exercise prescription. The modules are constructed around the main scientific disciplines which underpin coaching, fitness development and health maintenance, as well as providing an insight into historical and organisational perspectives. The assessed work allows you to specialise in areas which are of particular interest to you. You will develop an array of academic, practical and interpersonal skills.

You will be required to undertake a substantial work-based project in an aspect of the industry of your choice, and as a result of this and other industry related tasks, you will come into contact with and work with local employers.

Modules typically include Human Performance in Sports, Sports Coaching, Health and Fitness Principles, Developing Graduate Skills, Sport, Health and Physical Activity Organisations, Research Methods, Health Promotion, Health and Activity for Young People, Special Populations, Further Principles of Sports Coaching, and, Exercise Prescription and Behaviour Change.

The course content will explore a range of academic based theory specific to each module, that provides a sound base to explore your learning within the practical environment. Working individually and within groups suits a spectrum of learning styles to progress student learning.

Sports coaching, health promotion, sports development and prescription of exercise, to name just a few, are growing industries and therefore the course content stays current, providing relevant topics to ensure students develop and build on the current trends. This keeps students engaged and ensures they are able to top up to a full degree or enter the sports and health industry.

Course details

Assessment method

A selection of different, relevant, and innovative assessments are linked to this programme. Written assignments, presentations, academic posters, seminars, professional portfolio and examinations may all be a feature of the course. Students are supported to understand and complete these assessments with relevant guidance, workshops, and formative assessment.

Each year, students will study six modules and each module consists of 2 assessments; each assessment will cover specific learning outcomes relating to the subject area and be broken down into a marking grid of the details required for the overall assignment.

External Examiner's comments:
"There is a very good variety of assessments that enable students to demonstrate their range of skills and knowledge...links to future employment and subject specific knowledge was clearly evident."
"Examples of innovative assessments showing clear links to industry requirements. Good examples of this are the health intervention scrap book, school based coaching and newly introduced Nuro Fit [sic - Neurofit] classes."

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Five GCSEs at Grade C or above

The programme will be of interest to those with a sports background, those interested in health care and also health maintenance, as well as those looking to pursue a career within the teaching, coaching or fitness sector. Ideally you will need to be educated to A Level or BTEC National standard with 64 UCAS points, but applications from mature applicants without these qualifications are also considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,400 Year 1
Scotland £7,400 Year 1
Wales £7,400 Year 1

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