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This degree combines study of the rapidly expanding field of sport and exercise science, along with the more vocational area of coaching. You will approach coaching using scientific, evidence-based techniques. This will enable you to apply scientific sports principles to improve sports performance while developing vocational expertise.
This course offers a modular route to a full-honours degree combining sport science with coaching in a professional qualification. You will study the rapidly expanding field of Sport and Exercise Science along with the more vocational area of coaching.
The course aims to put the coaching on a scientific, evidence-based footing. This will enable you to apply scientific sport principles to coaching and improving sport performance. You will:
Why choose this course?
You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:
You will have the unique opportunity to leave the University with numerous coaching qualifications and awards. This is because our Sport and Lifestyle Department offers sports coaching opportunities.
What you'll study
You will develop knowledge and skills of performance and technique analysis through the following modules:
You will also pursue coaching and reflective practice in some depth. There will be a continuing emphasis on research methods in Year Two and Three and you can choose more advanced modules in Psychology, Physiology and Biomechanics to combine with the core coaching modules. You will also have the opportunity to take part in sporting activities and coaching, which will lead to nationally recognised coaching awards.
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Introduction to Sport and Exercise PhysiologyThis module provides the foundations of the key human systems (both anatomical and physiological) and their responses and adaptations to sport and exercise.
Foundations in Sport and Exercise PsychologyExamine the psychological consequences of engaging in sport and exercise, as well as the mental factors that impact on quality sport and exercise experiences.
Principles of BiomechanicsLearn about the theoretical and practical aspects of biomechanics relevant to understanding motion of the human body and the forces generated or experienced by the human body.
Principles of TrainingThis module provides essential information for working effectively and safely with the general population as well as special populations in a gym environment.
Exploring Coaching PracticeThe aim of this module is to facilitate and encourage exploration of areas within the academic discipline of coaching and begin to make links between and inform coaching practice.
Introduction to ResearchGet an overall perspective of the research process in the context of sport, exercise, health and leisure management, and learn the research skills necessary to successfully complete your studies.
Observational Analysis for SportLearn the key concepts, skills and techniques for observational analysis of sports, including match analysis, motion analysis and techniques analysis.
Training Principles to PracticeYou will have the opportunity to gain the industry recognised Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Level 3 award. You can choose the Personal Training or Exercise Referral pathways.
Applying Coaching Theory to Practice
This module facilitates and encourages further exploration of topics within coaching, and develops the academic skills necessary to relate the study to coaching as a profession.
Practice in Coaching You will further develop your experience of coaching and reflective practice through practical coaching activities; classroom-based learning, and a short coaching placement.
Choose two modules from:
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
The module aims to outline, both theoretically and practically, how the bodies' structures and functions are altered by bouts of physical exercise, and how these concepts can be applied to training in order to enhance exercise tolerance and sport performance.
Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
In this module, students develop the principles from Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology and relate them to sport, coaching, management and exercise contexts.
This module builds on the basic Biomechanical principles introduced through the Level 1 module Principles of Biomechanics.
Placement year for sandwich students. Please see our excellent placement opportunities section.
Current Topics in Sports CoachingUsing a variety of learning activities you will develop your ability to effectively manage the uncertainty and complexity involved with disciplines of coaching.
Advanced Coaching PracticeFurther develop your coaching practice by drawing upon current understanding and critical evaluation of a range of topics within the disciplines of coaching and sport science.
Sport Project and DissertationYou will produce an original and independent piece of work in a specialist area of sport science, coaching, exercise science or sport and leisure management depending on your focus of study.
Choose one module from:
Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and ExerciseThe module typically focuses on six topics related to applied exercise physiology and strength and conditioning research.
Applied BiomechanicsThe aim of this module is to address in the context of biomechanics how to improve and or optimise human performance and to understand how human performance can be affected by or result in dysfunction.
Choose one further module from:
Sport and Exercise NutritionThis module aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and understanding, underpinning the relationship between nutrition and exercise performance.
Environmental Sports PhysiologyThis module intends to outline some of the physiological adaptations that occur when the human body is exposed to an extreme environment.
Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Students will become familiar with selected areas such as motivational climate, athletic identity, mental toughness, psychology of injury and morality in sport and the emphasis of this module will be placed on current primary research.
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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
Careers and employability
Your career development
You will develop and apply a range of essential, transferable management skills that are greatly respected by employers.
Recent graduates from our Sports Science degrees have gone onto work in the following roles:
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 - £30,000 per year.
On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
Excellent placement opportunities
Throughout your time with us you will have many opportunities to put theory into practice, gain valuable experience and develop the skills that will prepare you for the career of your choice.
You have the option to undertake a one year work placements in industry. On successful completion you will gain an additional award - the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
In addition, you will undertake research and consultancy projects with a host of leading sport and leisure organisations, providing you with invaluable industry experience. These include:
Notes about fees for this course
Once our fees for 2018/19 have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.
Getting in touch
For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.
We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.
What are we looking for?
Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see our website or UCAS Course Search for more details.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you are an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course, you can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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