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SPORTS COACHING

SPORTS COACHING

This course explores the typical contexts in which coaches operate; including schools, physical activity settings, governing bodies, and professional sporting organisations. You will study a stimulating mix of core sports and exercise science core topics, including sports psychology, human anatomy, biomechanics, as well as coaching and movement analysis.

  • Understand coaching theories and approaches that will help you deliver appropriate coaching activities across a variety of domains.
  • Explore a range of sports science disciplines, including psychology, within sport performance and health based settings.
  • Learn how to coach others toward; specific improvements, through rehabilitation or injury prevention strategies, and/or lifestyle enhancements
  • Explore the typical contexts in which coaches operate, including schools, physical activity settings, governing bodies, and professional sporting organisations
  • Identify, analyse and feedback on the contemporary issues within Sport whilst developing your industry awareness and relevance within the field of Sports Coaching.
  • Learn through a combination of real-life coaching scenarios, lab projects, fieldwork and gain hands on experience with specialist equipment in well-equipped facilities.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

  • 2 - 4 Years

Intakes

  • September
  • November†
  • January
  • February
  • April
  • June

Location

  • Manchester

You can complete your degree in as little as two years, depending on your starting point and study preference. For example:

  • Standard degree – three years to complete*
  • Accelerated degree – two years to complete*
  • Foundation with standard degree – four years to complete
  • Foundation with accelerated degree – three years to complete

†Not applicable for two year accelerated degree

*Entry via Integrated Year One or direct entry

UNIQUE LEARNING APPROACH

While engaging with this degree you will gain theoretical understanding of the topics you are exploring, you will also have opportunities to learn, develop and demonstrate a wide range of practical and applied skills and competencies.

Assessments will include individual and group work submissions. These will include case studies, essays, reports, literature reviews, reflective logs and diaries, self and peer evaluations, group and individual presentations along with subject-specific skills and competency assessment.

You will also go on a personal development journey. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Target Talent Curriculum.

> Entry Point - Foundation Modules
  • Academic and English Skills

This module is designed to provide students the grounding ready to undertake Level 4 study. It focuses on developing students’ knowledge, communication, analytical, critical thinking and key transferable skills which support undergraduate study. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Numerical Techniques

This module will introduce students to basic maths theory and concepts to prepare them for studies in the first year of a degree. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Research

This module is designed to provide students with the necessary research skills to be able to succeed at Level 4 study and beyond. It will enable students to understand, generate, analyse and interpret data and to draw valid conclusions from data. It develops students research skills, how to conduct effective research supported by a clear research plan and data analysis techniques. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

  • Introduction to Media and Communications

This module is part of a planned pedagogic approach to ensure students are prepared to achieve and succeed in undergraduate study. It focuses on developing students’ knowledge, communication, analytical, critical thinking and key transferable skills which support undergraduate study. It includes a planned combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical work, peer support activities, and blended learning to enable candidates to achieve these essential skills. There is an emphasis on student-driven learning and student engagement and participation in the design and evaluation of the module.

> Entry Point - Year 1 Modules
  • Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Coaching Active Lifestyles
  • Introduction to Session Design
Year 2 Modules
  • Science and Practice of Coaching
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Analysis of Performance
  • Professional Development of Coaching 1
Year 3 Modules
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Professional Development of Coaching 2
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports
  • Project
Accelerated Option - Two Year Degree

Accelerated route for this degree will commence from September 2023

Fees

Foundation (One Year)

2022/2023 – £13,905

Degree (Per Year)

Integrated Year One: £15,965 (followed by standard degree fee for Year 2 and 3) or £23,662 (followed by accelerated degree fee for Year 2)

Standard three-year degree: £14,466 (per year)

Accelerated two-year degree: £21,669 (per year)

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