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BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Degree • Level 6

BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5411

UCAS CodeSP07

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

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About the course

On this exciting course of study you will learn about the history, development and structure of the sports industry in the UK, considering the social and cultural issues that surround sport, as well as the marketing and funding for sport policies, events and initiatives. You will learn discover how your skills and knowledge can be applied to important sport policy and anti-social behaviour campaigns within national organisations and practise delivering sport to the community through projects, work-related learning and volunteering opportunities You will have the option to look at athlete development and analysis, spending time in our Strength and Conditioning Laboratory where you will explore both traditional and advanced technologies and become familiar with the tools available in this field. You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment in our award-winning fitness centre, Fitness Evolution. We encourage you to get as much industry experience as possible during this degree. Our strong links with the world of professional sport and industry partners enable you to seek volunteering and work opportunities, giving you first-hand knowledge of the professional environment. These experiences also give you a unique opportunity to network during your studies and prove beneficial after graduation. The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2019/20 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation Year for this course in 2019/20 is £6000.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5411

UCAS CodeSP07

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

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Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

Cost Information

Years 1, 2 and 3 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for UK students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.

Entry requirements

For this course, a typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A Levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

Modules

The modules available on this course are: Year 0, Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Student Development & Responsibility and Introduction to Sport Development & Performance. Year 1, Applied Business Field Study; Professional and Academic Skills for Sport; Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Human Sciences for Physical Education; Sport and Exercise Psychology: Emotions and Behaviour; Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice; Understanding Sport Development. Year 2: Football: The Global Game (optional); Rugby Union: The Global Game (optional); Sports Operations Management (optional); Understanding People in Sports Business; Research in Sport and Exercise; Sport, Diversity and Wellbeing (optional); Sports Event Planning (optional); Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (optional); Coaching and Athlete Development; Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Performance Analysis (optional); Sport Development Practice; Sports Nutrition. Year 3: Club Business: Football (optional); Club Business: Rugby (optional); Communications and PR in Sport; Small Business and Entrepreneurship (optional); Funding for Sport (optional); Professional Development and Employability (optional); Research Dissertation; Applied Performance Analysis (optional); Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional); Strategic Sport Development; Working and Learning in Exercise Health and Fitness.

Assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework and practical exams.

Careers & Progression

When you finish this course you will have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to build a great career in the sports industry, as well as giving you highly-transferable business and management skills. Careers directly related to your degree include Exercise Physiologist, Fitness Centre Manager, Personal Trainers, Teacher, Sports Administrator, Sports Coach, Sports Development Officer, and Sports Therapist. Your degree would also be useful in careers such as Event Manager, Health Promotion Specialist, Higher Education Lecturer, Outdoor Activities/Education Manager, Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Throughout your time with us, we will support you on the route to your chosen career. We will help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader.

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