Learn the science of sports coaching and how to apply it in different situations, and to people of different ages and abilities.
This innovative course will give you a thorough grounding in sports coaching and physical education, drawing in many disciplines that include human movement, pedagogy, child development, physiology and psychology.
The course content will complement the personal skills and knowledge you’ve developed as a coach and will introduce you to sound theoretical and practical concepts that you can apply to coaching individuals, classes or teams around the world.
Specific modules will train you in different aspects of physiology, psychology, sports science and performance, as well as practical coaching techniques, research methods, exercise testing, psychological profiling and long-term athlete development.
In your final year you’ll carry out a major research-based project – and throughout your course you’ll have access to a specialised sports laboratory equipped with latest technology and analytical equipment.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a sound applied understanding of the relevant theories, strong all-round scientific and personal skills, and the ability to work in line with UK or international coaching qualification and practice guidelines.
Equally you’ll be well-prepared to operate in any coaching situation, study for professional or Masters-level qualifications or pursue high-level sports research.
Our graduates go on to careers coaching all age groups and athletic abilities, as well as non-sports fields where developing talent and maximizing its potential are important skills.
We’ll assess your progress using exams, written assignments and your performance in group sessions, practical work, lab work, presentations and your major project.
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.
Trainers, shorts and t-shirts for lab work over lifetime of degree - £100-£200
Cost of printing dissertation/individual project
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
72 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels one of which needs to be a science subject. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
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.
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