Sports Science & Coaching with Foundation - BSc (Hons) full-time

Why choose this course?

    Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

    • Accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

    • Master classes by internationally renowned practitioners

    • Excellent specialist facilities in Bolton One

    • Opportunities to gain coaching and sports leadership qualifications

    • Emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills considered essential by employers.

    • Highly qualified and experienced tutors currently active in coaching and providing support to professional sport

    Course overview

    The BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Coaching with Foundation is designed for those who wish to develop their skills and understanding of sports coaching alongside an understanding of the scientific basis of sports performance.

    The focus of the course is on the development of sports coaches and trainers who have the knowledge and ability to apply sports science principles in all aspects of their role.

    You will study and practice sports coaching from basic principles up to preparation for elite competition. Alongside this you will also study the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of sports performance. Topics such as the assessment and correction of sport techniques, applied sports training principles, nutritional preparation for competition and the psychology of performance will be addressed, among others. In addition you will develop scientific research skills.

    There is a strong emphasis on the vocational aspects of sport and coaching throughout the course, which will give you a foundation in the applied skills that are relevant in a broad range of careers in the field of sport, physical activity and health.

    About the course

    The practical application of sports coaching principles and the scientific principles of sports performance are emphasised throughout the course. A large part of your study will involve practical coaching sessions along with laboratory and field investigations of sports performance. These will be supported by teaching in the theoretical aspects of sports coaching and science.

    In addition, you will develop your understanding and application of the subject skills that are directly relevant to the workplace and lifelong learning.

    Class sizes are small, ensuring you receive excellent support from teaching staff who are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience of working within the sport and coaching professions.

    All modules are delivered through a combination of teaching and directed and independent study. Knowledge, skills and understanding are developed through a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, practical coaching sessions, tutorials and laboratory and field-based practical work.

    The department has excellent laboratory and classroom facilities based in the Bolton One building. The University is also close to the excellent sport and exercise facilities at the Bolton Arena.

    The course team includes professionally accredited staff from the following organisations: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), The British Psychological Society (BPS), Health Professions Council (HPC) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

    Special features

    • You will have the opportunity to work with real athletes from local sports teams and clubs.

    • Internationally renowned practitioners regularly visit the University to give applied master classes.

    • The focus of the course is on the development of vocational, personal and transferable skills that are important for future employment and lifelong learning.

    • Wherever possible the aim is for you to work on real projects; for example, through collaborations with the sport and exercise industry and community projects.

    • You will have opportunities to gain further applied experience through the University’s vibrant sports culture, volunteering programme and links with community sports programmes.

    • You will undertake a work placement in your final year of study.

    Award(s) BSc (Hons)
    CodeC610-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)4 years
    Start date(s) 19/09/2016
    Entry requirements 120 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels in any subjects.

    You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science.

    This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all students must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting their studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.

    If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

    You will be also be required to attend an interviewed as part of the application process.
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) This course is taught at the University of Bolton's main campus.

    University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/SPT0008

    What you will learn

    There is a strong practical and vocational emphasis to the course that will give you the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of the sports coaching and science industries.

    You will develop an understanding of the principles of sports coaching and their application together with the physiological, psychological and mechanical basis of sports performance.

    In your final year you will be encouraged to develop your own case studies and live projects ensuring you have a sound practical and applied basis to your knowledge of the field.

    The vocational emphasis of this course will enhance your range of personal and transferable skills that are applicable to many career areas. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, information technology skills and teamwork.

    The applied vocational emphasis of the course is designed to meet the needs of employers in this vibrant industry.

    What you will study

    Foundation Year (Level 0)

    Level 0 emphasises the development of the academic and study skills required for success in higher education and introduces the fundamentals of sports coaching and science. Modules include: Sports Biomechanics; Sports Coaching Skills; Skills 101; Introduction to Human Physiology; Psychology and Leadership of Sports Performance; Skills 102.

    Level 1

    Level 1 further develops the fundamental principles and theories that underpin the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of sports performance along with the principles and practice of sports coaching. Modules include: The Coaching Process; Research Methods and Professional Development Planning in Sport and Exercise Science; Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics; Introduction to Sport & Exercise Physiology; Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Coaching Practice.

    Level 2

    Level 2 further develops this knowledge and understanding in an applied vocational context. Modules include: Sport and Exercise Physiology; Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology; Effective Coaching; Further Research Methods and Professional Development Planning in Sport and Exercise Science; Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Sport and Exercise Biomechanics.

    Level 3

    Level 3 focuses on the application of knowledge and skills through case studies and live projects with real clients. Modules include: Sport and Exercise Science Project (double module); Sport and Exercise Psychology in Professional Practice; Work Experience; Advanced Sport and Exercise Biomechanics; Performance Planning and Analysis; Applied Interdisciplinary Practice.

    Careers & professional development

    You will gain a theoretical knowledge of sports science as well as a range of practical skills in the field. You will also gain a wide range of transferable skills such as team work, good communication skills, planning, problem solving, responding to customers and their needs, data analysis and project management development.

    Typically, graduates can expect to find employment in sports coaching, sports science support, physical activity and health development, sports development, postgraduate study and research. A popular career choice is to go onto postgraduate teacher training to become a PE teacher.

    You will have the opportunity to further develop your employment skills by participating in the University’s wider volunteering scheme.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the British Association of Sport and exercise Sciences (BASES), the professional body representing the sport and exercise sectors. This endorsement is an assurance that the course provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills considered essential for entry into the sport and exercise profession.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
    2016/17 £4,500£9,000£9,000£9,000   £31,500
    2017/18   £9,246£9,246£9,246£9,246 £36,984
    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
    2016/17 £8,550£11,250£11,250£11,250   £42,300
    2017/18    £12,000£12,000£12,000  
    More International Fee information

    No hidden extras

    We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

    • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

    • All mandatory site visits or field trips

    • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

    • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

    • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

    *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

    Additional learning opportunities and associated costs


    In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

    A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required at additional cost (see entry requirements). Extra curricular sports coaching/leadership qualifications and fitness instructor awards may involve additional costs but are undertaken voluntarily. Course sports kit.

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Andrew Fallone (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903638

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Tom Clegg (Admissions Tutor)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903630

    For further information about the University and how to apply please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      Here we will give you a challenging academic environment that is focused on bringing out the best in you.

      • Accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

      • Master classes by internationally renowned practitioners

      • Excellent specialist facilities in Bolton One

      • Opportunities to gain coaching and sports leadership qualifications

      • Emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills considered essential by employers.

      • Highly qualified and experienced tutors currently active in coaching and providing support to professional sport

      Course overview

      The BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Coaching with Foundation is designed for those who wish to develop their skills and understanding of sports coaching alongside an understanding of the scientific basis of sports performance.

      The focus of the course is on the development of sports coaches and trainers who have the knowledge and ability to apply sports science principles in all aspects of their role.

      You will study and practice sports coaching from basic principles up to preparation for elite competition. Alongside this you will also study the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of sports performance. Topics such as the assessment and correction of sport techniques, applied sports training principles, nutritional preparation for competition and the psychology of performance will be addressed, among others. In addition you will develop scientific research skills.

      There is a strong emphasis on the vocational aspects of sport and coaching throughout the course, which will give you a foundation in the applied skills that are relevant in a broad range of careers in the field of sport, physical activity and health.

      About the course

      The practical application of sports coaching principles and the scientific principles of sports performance are emphasised throughout the course. A large part of your study will involve practical coaching sessions along with laboratory and field investigations of sports performance. These will be supported by teaching in the theoretical aspects of sports coaching and science.

      In addition, you will develop your understanding and application of the subject skills that are directly relevant to the workplace and lifelong learning.

      Class sizes are small, ensuring you receive excellent support from teaching staff who are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience of working within the sport and coaching professions.

      All modules are delivered through a combination of teaching and directed and independent study. Knowledge, skills and understanding are developed through a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, practical coaching sessions, tutorials and laboratory and field-based practical work.

      The department has excellent laboratory and classroom facilities based in the Bolton One building. The University is also close to the excellent sport and exercise facilities at the Bolton Arena.

      The course team includes professionally accredited staff from the following organisations: British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), The British Psychological Society (BPS), Health Professions Council (HPC) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

      Special features

      • You will have the opportunity to work with real athletes from local sports teams and clubs.

      • Internationally renowned practitioners regularly visit the University to give applied master classes.

      • The focus of the course is on the development of vocational, personal and transferable skills that are important for future employment and lifelong learning.

      • Wherever possible the aim is for you to work on real projects; for example, through collaborations with the sport and exercise industry and community projects.

      • You will have opportunities to gain further applied experience through the University’s vibrant sports culture, volunteering programme and links with community sports programmes.

      • You will undertake a work placement in your final year of study.

      Key Information

      Award(s) BSc (Hons)
      CodeC610-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)4 years
      Start date(s) 19/09/2016
      Entry requirements 120 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels in any subjects.

      You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science.

      This course involves working unsupervised with children and/or vulnerable adults and all students must gain an Enhanced Disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before starting their studies. Charges are payable to cover the cost of the DBS Enhanced Disclosure application and annual registration with the online Update Service.

      If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

      You will be also be required to attend an interviewed as part of the application process.
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) This course is taught at the University of Bolton's main campus.

      University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/SPT0008

      What you will learn

      There is a strong practical and vocational emphasis to the course that will give you the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of the sports coaching and science industries.

      You will develop an understanding of the principles of sports coaching and their application together with the physiological, psychological and mechanical basis of sports performance.

      In your final year you will be encouraged to develop your own case studies and live projects ensuring you have a sound practical and applied basis to your knowledge of the field.

      The vocational emphasis of this course will enhance your range of personal and transferable skills that are applicable to many career areas. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, information technology skills and teamwork.

      The applied vocational emphasis of the course is designed to meet the needs of employers in this vibrant industry.

      What you will study

      Foundation Year (Level 0)

      Level 0 emphasises the development of the academic and study skills required for success in higher education and introduces the fundamentals of sports coaching and science. Modules include: Sports Biomechanics; Sports Coaching Skills; Skills 101; Introduction to Human Physiology; Psychology and Leadership of Sports Performance; Skills 102.

      Level 1

      Level 1 further develops the fundamental principles and theories that underpin the physiological, psychological and biomechanical aspects of sports performance along with the principles and practice of sports coaching. Modules include: The Coaching Process; Research Methods and Professional Development Planning in Sport and Exercise Science; Introduction to Sport and Exercise Biomechanics; Introduction to Sport & Exercise Physiology; Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Coaching Practice.

      Level 2

      Level 2 further develops this knowledge and understanding in an applied vocational context. Modules include: Sport and Exercise Physiology; Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology; Effective Coaching; Further Research Methods and Professional Development Planning in Sport and Exercise Science; Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Sport and Exercise Biomechanics.

      Level 3

      Level 3 focuses on the application of knowledge and skills through case studies and live projects with real clients. Modules include: Sport and Exercise Science Project (double module); Sport and Exercise Psychology in Professional Practice; Work Experience; Advanced Sport and Exercise Biomechanics; Performance Planning and Analysis; Applied Interdisciplinary Practice.

      Careers

      Careers & professional development

      You will gain a theoretical knowledge of sports science as well as a range of practical skills in the field. You will also gain a wide range of transferable skills such as team work, good communication skills, planning, problem solving, responding to customers and their needs, data analysis and project management development.

      Typically, graduates can expect to find employment in sports coaching, sports science support, physical activity and health development, sports development, postgraduate study and research. A popular career choice is to go onto postgraduate teacher training to become a PE teacher.

      You will have the opportunity to further develop your employment skills by participating in the University’s wider volunteering scheme.

      Professional recognition

      This course is accredited by the British Association of Sport and exercise Sciences (BASES), the professional body representing the sport and exercise sectors. This endorsement is an assurance that the course provides opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding and practical skills considered essential for entry into the sport and exercise profession.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
      2016/17 £4,500£9,000£9,000£9,000   £31,500
      2017/18   £9,246£9,246£9,246£9,246 £36,984
      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
      2016/17 £8,550£11,250£11,250£11,250   £42,300
      2017/18    £12,000£12,000£12,000  
      More International Fee information

      No hidden extras

      We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

      • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses

      • All mandatory site visits or field trips

      • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles

      • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course

      • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

      *Terms and conditions apply, please see http://www.bolton.ac.uk/fees for further information

      Additional learning opportunities and associated costs


      In addition to the course fees above, there are some further costs which you may incur as a student on this course. These costs are optional and are not mandatory to your studies.

      A DBS Enhanced Disclosure is required at additional cost (see entry requirements). Extra curricular sports coaching/leadership qualifications and fitness instructor awards may involve additional costs but are undertaken voluntarily. Course sports kit.

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Andrew Fallone (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903638

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Tom Clegg (Admissions Tutor)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903630

      For further information about the University and how to apply please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.