From grassroots initiatives developing the next generation of athletes to training elite sportspeople on the world stage – sports development and coaching requires well qualified graduates who truly understand the challenges and ever evolving nature of the field.
Please note: This is one of the specialist routes within the sports portfolio at Abertay. You’ll make your choice of specialist route at the end of stage two of the Sport and Exercise (Hons) programme.
Study the sciences that underpin sport – physiology, psychology and biomechanics – and gain a comprehensive understanding of social policy and sport development as you progress through this endlessly fascinating and hands-on degree.
Sport is an expansive industry, which is why this Sports Development and Coaching programme at Abertay University has been designed to reflect this diverse and changing employment market to incorporate scientific support, coaching, service provision, duty of care, as well as personal and community development.
Practical activities and work placements will enable you to contextualise theory to real life applications – including volunteering with the Active Schools programme – and work towards National Governing Body or industry qualifications.
There are many career opportunities available for well qualified graduates from this route, including:
You'll also find job opportunities in complementary occupations where leadership, motivation and communication are valued including police officers, firefighters, journalists, marketing executives, public relations officers, and youth workers.
If you're interested in teaching as a career, this programme meets the requirements for entry onto PGCE courses. This degree will also provide appropriate underpinnings for further study at MSc or PhD level.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP
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