Sports Science with Coaching (Extended), BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this programme is your first step to graduation.
  • The foundation year includes academic writing, computing skills, introduction to the subject and more.

Overview

Overview

This programme would suit you if you are interested in the application of science to coaching in sport. It provides a strong foundation in the current disciplines of sport science, the principles of which can be applied to the coaching elements of the programme.

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to give you:

  • A thorough introduction to sports science
  • A thorough introduction to biology and biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of nutrition and health
  • Fundamentals of drugs and diseases
  • An understanding of how to measure change
  • Essential skills for science
  • Improved mathematics
  • Laboratory practice.

Degree structure

A main objective of this programme is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession. During all the second, third and fourth years of the degree, students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

On this programme you will learn a scientific study of sport using technology in our well-equipped sports science labs. You will develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport. You will develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory. You will develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning. This programme will provide you with theoretical, practical and vocational experiences.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport
  • To develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory
  • To develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning
  • To provide theoretical, practical and vocational experiences relevant to the field of study.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be expected to be produced as part of the application process. The relevant programme leader or head of department may require an interview to be carried out if this is considered necessary.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

In order to be accepted, applicants would normally be expected to achieve the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade at C (or above).

  • Applications from those with an A-level background are welcome if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS background are welcome if the applicant has studied three/four AS-level subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background are welcome if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications will be considered on application.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • The ability to demonstrate English language capability to an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or above, with no skill below 5.5.

A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system.

Applicants who have no IELTS skill less than 5.5, but do not meet IELTS 6.0 overall can apply and take the following two additional courses which are designed to support them:
English for Academic Purposes 1               15 credits
English for Academic Purposes 2               15 credits

These 30 credits are additional to the other courses. Such students therefore study 150 credits, but will only pay fees for 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

Extra information

Assessment

Teaching will be carried out through a mixture of:

  • Reports
  • Tests
  • Essays
  • Practicals
  • Presentations
  • Examinations.

Typical assessment methods include:

  • Coursework
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Practical coaching sessions
  • Case studies
  • Presentations (oral and poster)
  • Group projects
  • Formal examinations.

Careers

This degree has enabled graduates to work in areas such as sports coaching, sports science support, sports development, and health education and promotion. You may become self-employed as, for example, a personal trainer or sports adviser or continue on to postgraduate programmes in areas such as teaching, physiotherapy or research.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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