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

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On this 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.

The programme will give you the opportunity to continue with your academic skills development, continue to extend your research and study skills as well as further develop your analytical and critical thinking skills. You will also be guided and encouraged to critically reflect on your performance and personal achievements throughout your studies.

The programme will also offer you the opportunity to network and potentially gain employment opportunities, or work experience with local employers. Once you’ve successfully completed the degree you’ll have a clear understanding of the industry, relevant practical skills, as well as the academic understanding that will allow you to progress onto further academic study or into employment.

What will I study?

Modules will include:

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

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

How will I be assessed?

A wide range of assessment methods, including individual and group work will be a key feature of the programme. The selected assessment methods will be appropriate to the demands of each module and will allow the students to demonstrate their abilities in different ways. An essential part of the programme is the integration of assessments which are grounded in real life experience and industry expectations.

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) 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

Standard offer

Students will be required to have successfully completed a level 5 FdSc or Higher National Diploma (240 credits) or equivalent which is relating to sport, exercise or health.

Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

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)