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Sport, Coaching and Fitness BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Coaching and fitness are two of the biggest sectors in the sports industry, offering extensive opportunities to help a vast range of people achieve their health, fitness and sporting goals. If you aspire to work in areas such as coaching or fitness training, our Sport, Coaching and Fitness degree will help you gain the advanced knowledge to support and inspire people in this dynamic and diverse industry.**This course critically explores the multitude of knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this evolving field. It will develop you into an exercise professional, from client assessment to programming and working with clients with various conditions. You will also develop as a sports coach, analysing performance and exploring working with special populations, while you will gain further essential knowledge of the role of nutrition and psychology in sport, fitness and health. Alongside your course, you will have the chance to gain further industry-recognised qualifications to help you stand out, from personal trainer and fitness instructor qualifications to sports coaching and instructing weight lifting. Work placement opportunities are available throughout the course to enable you to start carving out your career path before you graduate, while you will be supported by our range of cutting-edge sports facilities including our Human Performance Centre.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Enrichment** – Boost your career prospects with a range of additional qualifications recognised by the sport and fitness industry, including Level 2/3 Gym Instructor and Personal Training, 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Multi-Skills Development in Sport and emergency first aid*- **Work experience** – Engage with industry through a range of opportunities, with our past students having worked for top professional sports clubs- **Practical application** – Apply your learning and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities and expert teaching staff- **Specialise your studies** – Drive the direction of your studies with a range of modules, placement work and a research project on the subject of your choice- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes*Note: extra qualifications may incur an additional fee**FACILITIES**Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**PLACEMENTS**Work placement opportunities and requirements are integrated into some of the modules that you will study on our course, allowing you to put theory into practice and enhance your future employability.Employers we have worked with include Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Wasps Rugby Academy, West Bromwich Albion FC Women, Easy Gym and Vibro-Suite Health and Wellness Club.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Personal trainer- Fitness centre manager- Community sports coach- Health and wellbeing/sports development officer- Armed forces training and education officer- Further education lecturerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduat

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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