FdSc Sport Coaching, Science and Performance
The programme has been designed to prepare students for 21st century employment, enabling contemporary issues to be incorporated into learning and reflecting the complex environment that we live in. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop skills such as those of analysis, evaluation, critical argument alongside problem solving and communication skills.
On completion of this course, students are encouraged to apply for graduate training programmes or further study at degree level. In terms of occupations, students with a Foundation degree can enter a wide range of sport exercise and coaching industries aiming to work with a range of athletes from grass roots to professional / graduate training programmes.
The sporting world is always changing therefore students are expected to understand the local, regional and global context of sport, exercise, physical activity and coaching.
Student will have opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with emphasis on performance, health, and physical activity and mental wellbeing. It is essential for students to understand the role that sport, exercise, physical activity and coaching plays in addressing these issues.
It is important for students to explore key areas of employability within the sports science and coaching environment. This will allow the students to identify the skills and competencies, which are relevant to a range of workplaces and careers. The programme aims to develop essential transferable skills so that the students can become adaptable in the sports science and coaching world.
We encourage work experience, as it is essential for students to be successful and create future employability opportunities.
Students wanting to work in the sports science and coaching industry are expected to engage with employers to obtain the relevant experience required to compete in the sporting environment. This is due to the competitive nature of the sporting world and students will require more than just qualifications.
What areas will I study?
Level 4: Sports Coaching Science and Performance and Sports and Exercise Science
- Introduction to Research & Academic Skills (20 Credts)
- Principles of Inclusive Sports & Coaching (20 Credits)
- Foundations of Human Movement (20 Credits)
- Psychology of Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity (20 Credits)
- Physiology of Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity (20 Credits)
- Physical Activity, Health & Lifestyle (20 Credits)
- Research Methods (20 Credits)
- Coaching Psychology for Performance (20 Credits)
- Strength and Conditioning (20 Credits)
- Biomechanis (20 Credits)
- Performance Analysis (20 Credits)
- Coaching Pedagogy & Practice (20 Credits)