This course brings together the exciting disciplines of sport development, coaching science and sports management, designed specifically for graduates wishing to face the challenges of a rapidly changing industry. It has been developed in close consultation with a number of high-profile industry bodies to ensure that when you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared for work in this competitive and exciting discipline.
You need a certain amount of creativity when developing sport, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the principles behind coaching science, and this course will provide you with all of this and more.
Links have been developed with a number of key partners, for example the Club Managers Association of Europe, the RFU and Dorset FA. You will benefit from an increasing numbers of guest lectures from companies such as FIFA. Other links exist with England Athletics, Wessex Volleyball, Southampton FC, and AFC Bournemouth.
Our sport performance laboratories will enable you to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have, and how you as a coach can use that information to better athletes or a team’s performance.
You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world.
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My placement within Guildford FC allowed me to coach a vast amount of age ranges and ability levels. I had my own under 7s team I coached and managed. This opportunity hugely impacted my career. I have networked with coaches and gained so much experience.” – Freddie Shaw, 2016
If you’re passionate about sport and you’re a high-performing sport athlete with the desire to continue developing your talents whilst you’re studying, then have a look at our BU Sport Scholarships which are available to help support you financially. Assistance provided for coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses and/or support services.
Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.
For September 2020 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in May to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
All subjects considered