The Sports Coaching Practice (Hons) from University of Wolverhampton delivers a healthy mix of both practical and theoretical techniques needed for the science and practice of coaching. You will be encouraged to coach both peers and external participants and have opportunities to take NGB coaching awards. Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, developing skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance and sports settings.
In addition, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work independently and as part of a team within the coaching profession and allow for employment opportunities in a wide range of other sport-related and graduate level careers. You will have the opportunity to explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies.
Two exciting additional ‘routes’ have been added to this degree meaning that you can choose to focus your coaching studies on either football or martial arts if you wish. These two routes will allow students to develop coaching skills and understanding in relation to their chosen sport.
Specialist modules such as ‘Performance Analysis in Football’ and ‘Ethics in Football Coaching’ for football and ‘Starting a Martial Arts Business’ add some sport-specific knowledge and applied skills. There will also be placement opportunities specific to these two routes provided by our partner organisations.
The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching course is endorsed by Skills Active on behalf of Sports Coach UK, awarding a Level 2 qualification for the generic content of UKCC approved courses.
You will also have opportunities to acquire a range of coaching awards which allow you to work in a range of employment settings. Our strong links with sport employers will provide opportunities to develop your practical coaching skills and build your curriculum vitae with organisations such as national governing bodies of sport, private and public clubs, local authorities, schools, and after school coaching programmes. You could also be employed as an outdoor pursuits instructor, sports development officer, health and fitness instructor, personal trainer or performance analyst (some requiring additional training).
Positions held by previous graduates include: lecturers in further education colleges and adult education, paid coaches within local authorities; performance analysts; strength and conditioning instructors; fitness instructors for a large chain of health clubs; swimming teachers, employed by or have set up their own coaching companies.
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- Analysis of Human Movement
- Coaching in Context
- Interdisciplinary practice in sports coaching
- Introduction to coaching
- Introduction to science in sports coaching
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
This course is only available for level 5 (year two) and level 6 (year three) entry only.
- HNC in Sports related subject with Pass grade
- HND in Sports related subject with Pass grade
- Foundation Degree in Sports related subject with Pass grade
- If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International12950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12950 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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