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Sports Science with Coaching, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

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

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. 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.

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 from a UK educational background:

Typical Offer: 104 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 Points from Biology (or related subject, for example sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics or physics)
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 Points from A-level Biology (or related subject – as above)
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later
  • We recommend that you gain a Level 1 coaching award before starting your degree
  • Applications from mature students.

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

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of:

  • Reports
  • Tests
  • Essays
  • Practicals
  • Presentations
  • 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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