Sport Psychology, Coaching And Physical Education (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year. It is designed to help you enter higher education if you can’t meet the necessary requirements or don’t have traditional qualifications to enter the standard three-year degree.

This degree will introduce you to the field of sport science and you’ll gain the essential knowledge in subjects including sports psychology, the social impact of sport and the importance of sport on an individual’s development.

More about this course

Our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course will provide you with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in sports coaching or education.

You’ll be supported throughout your studies to reach your academic and career goals by a range of services at the University. There will even be opportunities to undertake workshops in areas such as interview preparation, writing a job application and improving your essay writing skills.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other specialisms in the School of Human Sciences, which will provide the perfect opportunity to meet other students from across the School and learn about their academic interests. This year will focus on developing your study skills as well as your fundamental scientific knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, nutrition and sports science, which you’ll find necessary for more in-depth study in your subsequent three years.

After your foundation year you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on the standard three-year course. To find out more about course content in the subsequent three years visit our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) course page.

On completion of the full four-year degree you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons).

If at the end of your foundation year you find that you’d like to change your specialism, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Biology (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Foundation Year Project (Sports) (core, 15 credits)

Foundations of Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)

Essential Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)

Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)

Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)

Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)

Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Advanced Delivery of Coaching Practice (core, 15 credits)

Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)

Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits)

Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)

Biomechanics of Human Movement (option, 15 credits)

Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits)

Personal Development for Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits)

Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits)

Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Business Developments in Sport (option, 15 credits)

Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits)

Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

As a graduate of our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), you’ll be able to build a successful career in the public, commercial or scientific sector. Many graduates take on roles in the sports and fitness industries, but the general scientific knowledge you’ll receive will enable you to go into a wide range of careers.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

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