BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Health Sciences (Top-up)

On this 1-year Top-up Programme you will study a range of modules covering different sport, exercise and health related topics such as performance analysis, sports coaching, health and wellbeing and training. Throughout the programme you will be given the opportunity to research your chosen areas of interest relating to sport, exercise and health.

This one-year course is for those who have completed a relevant foundation degree or equivalent and would like to achieve the full BSc.

What will I study?

Modules will include:

  • Dissertation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Sports Coaching in Action
  • Advanced Training Methods
  • Enhanced Methods of Performance Analysis in Sport

Modules may be subject to amendment due to re-validation.

How will I be assessed?

Learners can expect to be assessed utilising Essays, Presentations (in a variety of formats), Literature reviews, Reports, Group Tasks, Examinations and Practical assessments.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information when available*.

How will the course be delivered?

The teaching and learning approach for the programme will focus on student-centred lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions.

Students should expect to be in classes at least two days a week, with the remainder of their time focus on their assessments and learning.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Staff profile:  Andy Davis

Andy has an MSc in Sports Coaching and his experience within the sports industry has centred on sports development and coaching.  His research interests are sporting performance, fitness assessment, fundamental movement skills, physical literacy and participation levels in sport.

Entry requirements

  • A HND with merit profile


  • Foundation degree or equivalent level five qualification in a subject allied to Sport, Health and Exercise or relevant experience


  • College interview

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

Learners can continue their academic studies with a post-graduate course such as a PGCE or Masters. Learners may also seek employment as physical education teachers, sports coaches, fitness instructors, sports therapists or health trainers. 

Additional information

Validated* by the University of Hull

*Undergoing re-validation.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)