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Performance Analysis and Coaching Science with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

Become part of a new generation of sports scientists with all the expertise you need to help athletes reach their full potential. Derby has set the pace in developing this innovative course which will act as the launchpad for your career in a highly competitive arena.

  • Start your degree with a foundation year to gain a valuable introduction to sports science and achieve your full BSc (Hons) qualification in four years of study
  • Realise your ambitions: this route is ideal for anyone considering a change of career or taking up a completely new subject area
  • Focus on the interdisciplinary nature of performance analysis and coaching
  • Gain vital insights into real-world practice, including unique opportunities to go on work placements and internships with professional clubs
  • Combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our new £10.8m Sports Centre
  • Harness the latest coaching and performance analysis technologies, such as Sports Code, Dartfish and Quintic.

Performance Analysis and Coaching Science at Derby

Using the latest technologies, including a VICON 3D motion capture system and integrated Kistler Force Plates, plus a scientific and practical approach, this course enables you to develop specialist skills in performance analysis to train athletes to their full potential.

Throughout the course you'll study the science behind physical performance, exploring anatomy for sport and exercise, biomechanics, development of coaching, and notational, movement and performance analysis.

Combining your understanding of the human body with coaching principles, you will progress to learn vital techniques for improving individual sporting performance. Unique work placement and internship opportunities with professional clubs allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to practice, which is essential in preparation for your future career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 84 12

    75th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 57%

    46th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    37th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    13th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    118 54%

    59th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    66th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    80th

    13

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