Encompassing both practical and academic elements, this course focuses on sports coaching, analysis of performance and the theoretical knowledge underpinning sport.
Course content and Structure
Students will be expected to study 16 modules in total (8 per year, 4 per semester). Each module is worth 15 credits which equates to 150 hrs to study. Modules will vary in their approach to these hours but most have contact time with tutors of approximately 45 hours per module per semester. Some modules have a requirement for work placement where a CRB may be necessary. The remaining time is made up of independent study, including such tasks as; preparing for presentations, coaching sessions, reviewing research, resource finding, collaboration in group work and completion of other assessment work.
At present the full time option runs 9am4pm Monday, 10am2pm Tuesday and Thursday. The part time option is to attend only Monday's sessions.
Each module has on average two assessment methods and these will include items such as; presentations, coaching sessions, training programmes, nutritional profiles, performance analysis and essays.
Applicants should have 180 UCAS points from BTEC or A levels. Including GCSE Mathematics and English C or above. Mature applicants who do not met the entry requirements will be considered on an individual nature.
How to apply
Applications through UCAS. Also the University of Worcester have a summary of information about the course here
Students achieving 5 merits (as overall module grade) across the whole course can apply for Level 5 (second year)
of BSc Sports Coaching Science course at University of Worcester.
Students can look forward to employment in an exciting and fast moving industry. Employment in sport development, sports coaching and scientific support of athletes are all possibilities to graduates. As part of the HND programme students will have the opportunity to complete FA Level coaching courses which are seen as a key employability standard.
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