• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Do you want to work with athletes to improve their sporting potential? Could you provide specialist support and guidance aligned to their individual needs and aspirations? The Sport Performance Coaching (Hons) programme at Solent University will help you to better understand the principles of sport science.
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Overview

Students study relevant and applied theory - sports science and nutrition, coaching principles, skills development, sports psychology, strength and conditioning, and performance and technique analysis - building essential underpinning knowledge for a career in coaching. 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.

Career Opportunities

The Sport Performance Coaching (Hons) programme at Solent University will give you the opportunity to work in almost any area of the sports industry, specifically preparing you for an exciting career helping athletes to reach their potential.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Community sports coaching
  • High-performance sports coaching
  • Talent identification and development coaching
  • Fitness coaching

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles 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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • 96 - 112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent
  • At least two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirement of 96 UCAS points.
  • Mathematics and English GCSE at grade C or above.
  • Desirable: A-level PE and/or a science.
  • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check, processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Alternative entry is available through the  Sport, Health and Exercise Science Foundation Year.

TOEFL IBT;

  • Approx. Cost £170
  • Undergraduate 80 (min. 19 in each component)

 Pearson Versant;

  • Approx. Cost £40-50
  • Undergraduate 56 (51 in each component)

   IELTS Indicator

  • Approx. Cost $145
  • Undergraduate 6.0 (5.5 in each component)

Duolingo

  •  Approx. Cost $49/£40
  • Undergraduate Overall 100

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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