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Sport Coaching Science and Tournament Golf BSc (Hons)

Newman University

Key Information

Course duration: 4.5 Years

Mode of study: Part time day

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 64th for Sports Science (View subject table)

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    63.0 / 100.0
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    4.17 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: C617

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
UCAS Tariff: 112–104 112 UCAS points, to include minimum grades of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. DM at BTEC Diploma) or 104 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels.

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Home students: £4,500 per year
EU students: £4,500 per year

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The Course


This degree has been designed to develop your understanding of sport coaching science, with a particular emphasis on improving your performance as an elite level golfer. You will understand the factors that affect performance, and develop strategies to optimise performance on the golf course. You will gain an understanding of biomechanics, strength and conditioning and sport psychology. In addition to your academic studies you will also enter competitive golf tournaments to continue your development towards becoming a professional golfer. This course has input and hands-on workshops from several leading experts in the world of golf including European Tour professionals and former Ryder Cup players. You will also benefit from the expertise of coaches who coach some of the leading players in the region. You will use the latest technology including Qualysis motion capture system in conjunction with a Kistler force plate at Newman University and have support from leading golf biomechanics company Quintic Consultancy’s golf specific software and putting lab to enable you to analyse the technique of both your long and short game. Playing golf is an integral part of the degree, which enables you to put the theory you have learned in to practice where it matters most in competitive golf tournaments. The course is designed to enable you to earn a living from golf. This could be as a professional player, or as a coach or give you an insight into other roles within the game which you could choose to study at postgraduate level. Although the degree does not include PGA accreditation the content of the course exceeds the demands required of the standard PGA qualifications. You will also become aware of the elements of sports science which underpin the principles of good quality coaching.

Start Dates

  • September 2018 at Newman

Newman University

University League Table Ranking: 113th

Newman University is situated in the south of Birmingham, 8 miles from the city centre. A truly distinctive university, Newman believes that education is about developing the whole person and nurturing independent and critical thinking.

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Postal Address

PE and Sports Studies
Newman University
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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