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

This qualification is for students wishing to develop their understanding of sport, exercise and coaching for competition, recreation and health. The course allows students to expand their existing knowledge through a large spectrum of exercise, fitness and coaching-based modules. Students will also benefit from carrying out a research dissertation based on an area of interest. The course is comprised of lectures, seminars, practicals, guest speakers maximising the development of students' personal skills.

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?

The course has a requirement of 120 credits divided between four 20-credit modules and one 40-credit independent research project.

Modules will include:

Independent research project (sport)

Physical activity and health promotion

Specialist coaching and leadership

Qualitative analysis of sports performance

Current practices in physical education and coaching.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for modules varies dependant on the content and may include written assignments, presentations, personal reflections, practical observations and many others. Students will also undertake an independent research project.

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.

How will the course be delivered?

The programme content will be delivered through a combination of theoretical and practical lectures. In addition, students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through interactive seminars, group discussions, one-to-one tutorials, guest speakers and visits. A student-centred approach to learning is an integral part of the programme which allows the development of personal interests. Students will also have access to the College's virtual learning environment for programme resources and interactive communication and support.

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

However, all applicants will be judged on their own merit considering their previous sporting experiences, vocational history and current positions.

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 in a range of sports-related positions.

Additional information

Validated by the University of Hull