You’ll develop advanced coaching skills across a range of sporting areas, with the ability to pursue one sporting area or coach across multi-sports in professional performance or community contexts. If you want to graduate as a qualified coach, you can complete National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates (levels 1, 2 and 3) alongside your studies.
Alongside work placements with organisations such as Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester Rugby and NGB British Rowing, you’ll have opportunities to work with university sports teams and professional partners. These include the All Golds rugby league team, the Rugby Sevens BUCs champions, the competitive women’s futsal team, England Netball and England Hockey.
You'll learn in the sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus with sports coaching students from all years. On-campus camaraderie is strong. Facilities include a modern sports hall, all-weather pitch, astro-turf, mirrored sports studio, gym, physiology, bio-mechanics and bio-assessment labs, motion performance equipment, strength and conditioning and therapy suites and an environmental chamber.
The university is one of a select few universities to have achieved SkillsActive accreditation. The programme is recognised as among the strongest in the UK. This course has a practical learning focus and has encouraged a strong coaching community, with all levels of the sports coaching degree coming together to share their experiences and learn from each other.
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We are one of a select few universities to have achieved SkillsActive accreditation. Our programme is recognised as among the strongest in the UK. This course has a practical learning focus and we have encouraged a strong coaching community, with all levels of the sports coaching degree coming together to share their experiences and learn from each other.
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