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Sports Performance and Coaching BSc (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: C607

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Work with athletes. Refine their performance. Boost their training. On our BSc Sports Performance and Coaching, you learn how science underpins performance sport, and how you can use that science to help to advance and improve it. Having a comprehensive knowledge of science is ideal for those who want to coach people of a variety of levels and ages.

Our excellent links with national governing bodies, such as, Volleyball England, Basketball England, Rugby Football Union and Lawn Tennis Association, give you real practical experience to enhance your learning. Our links also open up opportunities to gain experience working as a sports coach, and coaching education courses and workshops. You also have the option to work towards the National Governing Body of Sport coaching awards.

As well as gaining practical experience, you expand your knowledge and skills through studying topics including:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Performance analysis
  • Training and coaching techniques and methods
  • Exercise programming
  • methods of assessing the fitness and training loads of sports teams and athletes

Your future

If you want to follow a career in coaching children, adolescents or adults across all levels of abilities, or if you are a mid-career professional looking for a change of focus, then this course is for you. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in a wide variety of roles within performance sport.

Our graduates now work in the fields of sports performance, sports management and sports development, health care, teaching, and the health and fitness industry. Many also undertake further postgraduate study.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per 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 Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 84

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    122 61%

    51st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    42nd

    30

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