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BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Become a sports coach who changes people’s lives. With focus on coaching practice, sport psychology, and coaching sciences, this degree will give you the skills to evaluate sport coaching contexts and influence ethical and sustainable coaching practice.

  • UCAS Code:
    C602
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching at BU?

  • Placement opportunities can give you practical hands-on experience as well as a fantastic chance to make professional connections  
  • Study abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Europe and the US 
  • Optional alternative to final year dissertation project – a research expedition conducting in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance event  
  • Get involved in various extra-curricular opportunities: our sport and events volunteering programme (RELAYS), workshops, conferences, industry visits, field trips, volunteering, guest speakers and more  
  • We have strong links with some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities
  • 92% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things.  

Find out more about the content of this course.

What can you achieve with a Sports Coaching degree? 

Forge a career that you are truly passionate about. The career opportunities are diverse, ranging from working in sports, leisure, education, health and events. When you graduate from this course you will be well-placed to occupy roles in performance sport organisations, sporting national governing bodies, local authorities, schools and colleges, international sports events providers, and sports and leisure centres.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 6-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

Contact hours and assessment 

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification. 

Download the programme specification (pdf 434kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

The course includes a short 6-week work placement or a 30-week placement that will take place between your second and final year. You can even choose to undertake your placement abroad – giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who:

  • Are passionate about developing others, themselves, and society as a whole
  • Shows signs of developing leadership and good inter- and intra-personal skills
  • Have an interest in sport, working within the sport industry
  • Want to learn about sport coaching and related issues and scientific knowledges
  • Want to work with people in order to bring the best out of them.

Entry requirements

Careers

The industries and employment opportunities open to you when you graduate from this course are varied and exciting. You should be able to forge a career that you are truly passionate about and utilise the skills and knowledge you have gained throughout your degree.

The career opportunities are diverse, ranging from working in sports, leisure, education, health and events. When you graduate from this course you will be well-placed to occupy roles in performance sport organisations, sporting national governing bodies, local authorities, schools and colleges, international sports events providers, and sports and leisure centres.

88% of our graduates on this course were employed or continuing their studies fifteen months after graduating. 

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.