Your game plan
Do you dream of coaching athletes? Would you like to be a qualified and accredited graduate, already experienced and ready for the job market? Are you keen to support athletes at a range of performance levels? Then our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Analysis is for you.
Why Sports Rehabilitation at LSBU?
- We’re the No.1 University in London for Personal Development in Sports Science (National Students Survey 2016).
- We’re proud to be No.2 London modern university for research quality, overall score and graduate prospects in Sports Science (Complete University Guide league table, 2018).
- The course has great professional links – it’s mapped to the national occupational L2 Gym Instructor by Skills Active, so by passing your first year and an additional theory and practical exam you can be a qualified Gym instructor.
- Our excellent staff focus on helping students develop the skill, knowledge, and competencies to become a sports coach.
- LSBU's Academy of Sport has a customer satisfaction rate of 84.5% (UKCSI Business Benchmark Survey).
- The Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre forms part of our dedicated facilities – you’ll get access to sophisticated equipment to enhance your research activities.
Key course information - ordered by mode
During the course, you'll focus on the principles and methods of sports coaching and the analysis of performance. You’ll also study the scientific principles and theories embedded in the key scientific subject areas (physiology, nutrition, psychology, and biomechanics) that underpin sport and exercise.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Perception and action 1
- Scientific skills
- Sports psychology 1
- Nutrition, health, and disease
- Strength and conditioning theory
- Sports psychology 2
- Sports biomechanics and analysis
- Research methods
- Sport and exercise nutrition
- Notational and performance analysis
- Sports populations and coaching groups
- Applied sports psychology for coaching
- Advanced strength and conditioning practices
You’ll have the opportunity to obtain coaching qualifications as you study. Where possible, qualifications will be embedded within modules - and you can progress your level of coaching award throughout your degree. You'll also get the chance to work in a broad range of coaching, teaching, and sports science placements, where you'll be supported and mentored by staff and industry professionals to maximize your employability.
Here are some of the roles you might choose after you graduate:
- Sports coaching in clubs and schools;
- Coaching within private sports organizations;
- Sport programme coordinators;
- Local authority coaching program staff, leisure services department staff and community sports coaching programme staff;
- Performance coaching of higher level athletes;
- National Governing Body development officers;
- Sport and recreation officers.
As well as this, you’ll have opportunities for further study, including:
- Postgraduate teacher training;
- Master's degree study in Sports Coaching; Analysis or Sports Science.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC)
The Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC) has access to sophisticated equipment which enhances research activities and is where some of your classes will take place.
Academy of Sport
You'll have access to a range of facilities and equipment within the Academy of Sport at LSBU, including a fully equipped fitness suite with SMART Centre Technology, a Functional Training Zone, Free Weights Room and Sports Hall.
The Academy of Sport has been recognized nationally for its high standards of excellence, receiving a customer satisfaction rate of 84.5%, from the UKCSI Business Benchmark Survey.
Teaching and learning
You’ll be learning through a mixture of classes (around 15 hours a week in Year 1) plus individual tutorials and independent study. Teaching is informed by current, cutting-edge research and, because we have a focus on applied research, you'll apply your learning to real-world settings.
We’re here to support you. You’ll have access to the virtual learning environment, Moodle, so materials and online support are available when you need them. We provide one-to-one support via our professional tutoring system. Your tutor will help you to understand coursework feedback, offer guidance as you plan your career and advise you on appropriate work experience. Teaching is also supported through seminars, online learning environments and specialist advice sessions for topics such as statistics and research methods.
As an undergraduate Applied Sciences student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
Your tutor should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
In your first semester, you will attend a series of weekly personal tutor group sessions to introduce you to elements such as the module structure and the Moodle site, as well as workshops on assessment expectations. After the first semester, you will have a minimum of 2 personal tutor meetings per semester and there will also be weekly drop-in sessions/assessment tutorial appointments.
- A Level CCD or
- BTEC National Diploma MMM or
- Access to HE qualifications with 39 Merits and 6 Passes or
- Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 96 UCAS points.
- Level 3 qualifications must include Maths, Science or Sport.
- Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
- We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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