Sports Science with Coaching, BSc Hons

Our Sports Science with Coaching Degree develops an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time



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. A main objective is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession.

Football club internship

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 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

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Students are assessed through a combination of:

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


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.

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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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