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Sport Coaching and Development BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Whether you’d like to coach elite/amateur athletes or promote the benefits of sport and exercise to the wider community, our course will put you ahead of the game.** **KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**- **IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE:** The course will build your expertise in sport coaching and development so that you can make a difference to individuals and society alike. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the technical, physical and psychological development of elite and amateur athletes as well as strategies to increase participation in sport and use it as a tool for community wellbeing. - **PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:** Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge. You’ll gain insights into a range of applied settings from group coaching to individual performance development. Some of our students secure voluntary and paid coaching positions with sports clubs during their studies. Others have arranged summer work placements coaching in the USA. - **ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:** Add substance to your CV by studying for additional sport coaching cadges and other awards given by national governing bodies.- **ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY:** You'll have access to our VICON 3D motion capture analysis system, and specialist equipment for sports performance analysis and physiological testing.- **WORK WITH EXPERTS:** Our teaching team has a wealth of professional experience in sports coaching and development together with extensive contacts across the industry. Alongside teaching, our staff work as applied practitioners with a range of sports professionals and organisations as consultants and advisers.**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**- You'll gain in-depth knowledge of the coaching and sport development industry from entry level sport, to working with elite performers. You’ll also learn the principles and practices of training, performance analysis and how to use sport within communities and manage projects aimed at increasing physical activity and sport participation. Understanding the theory behind coaching and performance and applying this to real-world situations will enable you to graduate as a confident and independent development coach.**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**- Assessments will include a combination of theoretical and practical assignments, such as individual written reports, individual and group presentations, and individual and group practical coaching assessments. Although there are some exams, a large proportion of the assessment includes of presentations and written assignment. **YOUR CAREER:**- This course gives you an advantage in an exciting and developing job market. Some of our former students have gone on to fantastic careers with organisations such as British Cycling and the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy. On graduating, you’ll be ideally placed to embark on careers in areas such as talent identification, sport coaching in the UK and abroad, sport development, sport management and health promotion. If you would like to take your knowledge of sport to the next level, this degree also acts as a gateway to postgraduate study.**STUDY OPTIONS:**- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.- This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

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.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • 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

    57th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    123 62%

    50th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    48th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    67th

    6

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