Want to become a sports coach or PE teacher? Learn the essential practical and scientific skills you need to work as part of a team, or as an effective leader. Test your skills with placements in local schools and sports clubs.
Our course will teach you the most important aspects of sports coaching and physical education. Key areas of study include human movement, applied coaching pedagogy (how people teach and learn), long-term athlete development, physiology and psychology. You’ll learn how to apply this knowledge to make your coaching more effective.
Our modules cover theoretical and practical approaches to coaching and physical education. Put these together and you’ll be able to operate ethically and safely, confident when working independently or as a team member.
Our facilities include the Human Energetics and Performance Centre, with its specialist equipment including notational analysis software and heart-rate monitors, breath-by-breath oxygen-analysis systems and accelerometers in our strength and conditioning suite.
While on the course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised coaching qualifications, do work placements in local schools and sports clubs, and apply for our internship programme to spend time working with professional sports teams. You’ll develop experimental and analytical skills, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, creative thinking and independent working.
We offer scholarships and bursaries to promising athletes.
You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of careers once you graduate. These might include teaching, coaching, physical training, and working as a sports co-ordinator in schools or higher education. You could even choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level.
While you’re studying, we encourage you to become a student member of Sports Coach UK. If you want to follow a career in performance analysis, you’ll also have the opportunity to become accredited by the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS).
We have links with many sports organisations, and you’ll have the opportunity to do research projects with them while you’re studying. This offers an early insight into the world of employment, and keeps you up-to-date with who’s hiring.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, including MSc Sport and Exercise Science.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. We’ll assess you throughout each year, meaning that we can help you stay on the right track.
You’ll complete exams, practical skills tests, presentations, scientific reports, data-handling exercises, case study critiques, computer assessments and a research project on a topic of interest.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
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We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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