Taught course

Sports Coaching Science

Institution
University of Chichester · Institute of Sport
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a good honours degree (2:1) in a related area (e.g. Sport Science, Coaching Science) with a high proportion of study in Coaching Science related modules. It is recognised that some applicants may not meet these standard academic requirements, but may still be desirable course members with other appropriate and equivalent skills and knowledge (e.g. coaching or work experiences). In such cases the applicant may apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). To check the suitability of your degree and/or experiences please contact Paul Robinson on email: P.ERobinson@chi.ac.uk. All successful applicants will have to obtain a satisfactory DBS / CRB Enhanced Disclosure before commencement of the course. You will need to have attended a recent Safeguarding and Child Protection course, hold current coaching insurance and a Level Two coaching award.

Msc Sports Coaching Science

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a one-year full time (with part time routes available) programme of study designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sport Coaching Science. The MSc Sports Coaching Science programme is carefully aligned to employer needs and aims to provide the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully pursue a career in the area of Sports Coaching Science.

The processes and theories underpinning sports coaching science will be explored, together with key practical competencies, all delivered in conjunction with an intensive work placement offering invaluable industry relevant experience. The placement is a double module allowing the student to coach over a whole season, or deliver a whole programme of coaching work, for either an individual performer, or team. This is supported by other module content also allowing the student coach to take a more research/academic interest in sports coaching. This course integrates science and coaching.

Therefore, this course is highly vocational in nature and beneficial to those either wishing to seek future employment in Sports Coaching Science, or, those currently employed within a professional club or organisation.

The advent of this course is in response to the marked growth in career opportunities available to sports coaching scientists across a range of sporting clubs and organisations. This is exemplified by the large number of job vacancies advertised on websites such as SportsCoackUK, UK Sport, BASES, County Sports Partnerships and LinkedIn.

The contact hours for this course are:

Research - no contact hours

Lectures - provided in core modules (Motor Control) 1/2 hours

Seminars - workshops in Research Methods 3 hours

Tutorials - provided at request of student in all modules

Work based learning - Work placement over two semesters

The remainder of the modules are independent study, but with supporting tutorials.

A range of assessments make up the programme inclusive of written, presentations, report writing

Modular months - Semester One September to December, Semester Two January to May, dissertation May to August.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

Name
Paul Robinson
Email
P.ERobinson@chi.ac.uk
Phone
01243 816000