Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Honours) course at The Open University UK will enhance your awareness of your own role, increase your effectiveness at work and develop your communication and analytical skills – boosting your career prospects.

About

Key features of the Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Offers flexible learning that fits around your sport, fitness and work commitments
  • Demonstrates a strong applied focus through the extensive use of audiovisual case studies
  • Uses innovative technology such as augmented reality to enhance your learning
  • Enables you to gain Register of Exercise Professions CPD points throughout your study
  • Provides a preparatory step towards teaching physical education

Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

Skills for career development

Sport and fitness employment requires well developed skills for motivating customers, including communication skills (written, oral and online) that enhance good relationships and coaching. This degree course will improve your career potential and give you the opportunity to develop skills which employers will value, including: 

  • leadership 
  • empathy with participants 
  • knowledge of safety and welfare issues 
  • understanding group and individual psychology 
  • searching for and presenting information 
  • use of IT. 

Overall, you will become a more critically aware leader who can reflect on your own and others’ practice and apply scientific theory to practical situations. 

Career relevance

The BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness and Coaching is a good choice if you want to enhance your prospects in sports coaching, fitness training or the leadership of recreational groups. It is also valuable if you are self-employed in the sport and fitness sector, working at sports clubs or wishing to further your career in sports management or sports development. Some students use this qualification as a route towards teaching physical education (PE) – note you will need to have GCSEs in English and mathematics (and possibly science), and undertake subsequent postgraduate training. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date It is not possible to register for this qualification at the moment, it is anticipated that registration will be available in May.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part time – 6 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Working and learning in sport and fitness
  • Sport and conditioning science into practice 
  • Sport and exercise psychology: a case study approach 
  • Making your coaching certificate count 
  • Making your exercise instruction certificate count 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

You don’t need experience of working in sport and fitness prior to starting this degree. However, you’ll find the modules and assignments much easier and more fulfilling if you can draw on employment (paid or unpaid) experience.

As part of the Stage 2 work-based learning module, you’ll need either:

  • a level 2 exercise instruction qualification recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals, or
  • a level 2 coaching qualification from an established sport with a recognised National Governing Body.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5856 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5856 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £5,856

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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