This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports- and exercise-related careers, particularly in relation to football.
During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football
- To develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology
- To provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players
- To enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.
What you'll study
Applicants from a UK educational background:
104 UCAS points from A-levels, including biology at grade C or above and other subjects appropriate to the degree, for example sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics or physics. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview.
We will also accept:
- Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
- Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.
- We recommend that you gain a Level 1 coaching award before starting your degree.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8331 9000.
Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview. We recommend that you gain a Level 1 coaching award before starting your degree.
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
For more information, contact email@example.com or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.
We welcome applications from mature students.
Students are assessed through:
- Project reports.
This degree has enabled graduates to work in areas such as football 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.
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