This course has been designed for those who have a background and experience in coaching and leadership, who aspire to develop an advanced skillset and work in the sports or outdoor (land and water-based) industries. There is a particular emphasis on sport, outdoor adventure and yachting, with a choice of two specialist pathways.
Your core modules will develop both theoretical and applied skills in sports and outdoor coaching, where you will analyse the coaching process and utilise advanced techniques on a range of athletes, with varying degrees of proficiency and expectation.
You will also be able to choose modules from either the Sports PerformancePathway, or the Outdoor Pathway, which focus on relevant skills and issues within each discipline. This will enable you to focus on a more specific field of your choosing, and gain the specialist skills that employers in those sectors seek.
This course is delivered through a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, seminars and independent research. You will complete a research project in a subject area of your choice, using different techniques to collect, analyse and present data, before making conclusions based on your findings. You will be assessed by essay writing, presentations and some examinations. Our teaching team have an exceptional background, both in education and in industry. You will be assigned a personal tutor and have access to a number other specialist staff, whose experience and guidance will support you in your personal and professional development, developing you into a highly skilled practitioner. There is also the opportunity to study for a number of National Governing Body Qualifications alongside this course.
Ucas Code: 3D0W
Award: BSc (Hons) awarded by University of Plymouth
Modes of study: Full-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this degree you will have a wide range of career opportunities. You could work in the sports, leisure, fitness, outdoor, sailing or yachting industries, particularly in coaching and leadership roles. You could also consider progressing to further study at Masters Level, or starting your own business, which our team can support you with.
The BSc Honours degree in Coaching offered the content that best suited my goals and aims as a career. The instructors and lecturers were exceptional and the support throughout the course has been amazing.Dylan Shillabeer
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