Taught course

Sports Coaching

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport related degree. Students who hold a sport-related degree classification of either 2:2 (or below), or, a non-sport related degree will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate coaching experience. All applicants will be interviewed. Due to the nature of the programme, all students must complete a criminal records bureau enhanced disclosure check prior to the start of the course. Candidates with an acceptable academic background and/or relevant work experience may apply for Accreditation of prior learning and experience It is advisable for candidates to discuss this with the Course Leader initially.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course enables current practitioners to develop their conceptual and theoretical understanding in the field of Sports Coaching Science.
Practical skills in a range of scientific disciplines will be further developed in order to enhance the coaching process. The course requires students to critically reflect upon contemporary principles and practices in sports coaching.
There is an emphasis on students becoming effective and reflective practitioners. A significant proportion of the programme is vocationally focused and student driven. The Professional Placement will enable you to demonstrate your professional sports coaching competencies through continuing professional development activities, and the Dissertation provides opportunities to negotiate a suitable project that meets the intended learning outcomes of the module in your area of sports coaching interest.
The course is supported by excellent facilities, including the Institute's Motion & Performance Centre, the University's McClelland Health & Wellbeing Centre and The Hive (library and history facilities), enabling study of elite sport through to health and exercise. Other facilities include two indoor sports centres, floodlit 3G astro, floodlit synthetic pitch, exercise physiology suite (BASES accredited), further sports science laboratories, gymnasia and dance studio.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to have reached a sufficient standard on admission to the course (e.g. IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element).

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Employer or self funded.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
12-24 months
full time
6-12 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months
full time
6-12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice20
Dissertation30

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 855111
Fax
01905 855377