Sport & Exercise
FdSc Sports Coaching and Exercise
- 2 years
- Enrolment date: September
- Admission enquiries: 01642 342308
- Fee for UK/EU students
(from Sept 2016 entry):
£3,950 (120 credits)
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This is an innovative qualification which provides a holistic approach to develop the academic and vocational skills needed to succeed in the sport and exercise environment. By integrating a work-related approach, the programme meets the needs of learners, and of employers, who have informed much of the content.
This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education and Redcar & Cleveland College. You can choose to study at any of the college campuses for the duration of the programme - (part-time and full-time at Hartlepool College of Further Education; part-time only at Redcar & Cleveland College) please contact the college directly for details of delivery days.
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What you study
The programme equips you with the skills required to be an effective reflective practitioner in the field of sports coaching and exercise. Fundamental theories of coaching, practical competencies and the application of academic knowledge are considered in Year 1. The programme progresses to introduce analytical and problem-solving skills in Year 2. You study aspects of physiology, psychology, anatomy, nutrition, biomechanics and motor skills. Practical coaching and instructing with different groups is also considered in addition to keeping up to date with the changing nature of the industry.
How you learn
This programme takes place one afternoon and evening a week (normally on the same day). You are also required to be actively coaching or instructing (paid or voluntary) for 8 to 10 hours a week which will form the work-related aspect of the programme. Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory work, seminars, work-related practice and tutorials.
How you are assessed
Assessments are work related based on academic underpinnings and they are varied and timely to allow the greatest opportunity to succeed on this vocationally and academically challenging programme. They take the form of practical and written examinations, portfolios, essays, laboratory reports and verbal presentations.
Graduates should be well prepared for careers in sports coaching or exercise as the course provides the opportunity to develop the required skills to obtain national governing body awards. Successful graduates may also wish to further their education by progressing to the top-up degree BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise on a part-time or full-time basis at Teesside University.
Career options are varied including coaching at various levels (dependent on additional governing body qualifications), from recreation to elite sports performance, and sports development in the public or private sectors.
A typical offer is 120 tariff points but the entry criteria are based on your ability to succeed and can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including:
• a range of Level 3 qualifications (NVQ 3, BTEC Award, A level)
• appropriate training through work
You are required to have GCSE at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or equivalent.
You require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check) for this course. And you must find your own work practice.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
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Stage 1 core modules
- Coaching in a Practical Environment (Work-based learning)
- Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise
- Human Body in Action
- Introduction to Sports Coaching and Exercise
- Mind and Movement
Stage 2 core modules
- Analysis of Performance
- Coaching in an Alternative Environment (Work-based learning)
- Development of Sport and Exercise
- Nutrition for the Exercise Practitioner
- Work-based Project (Work-based Learning)
Modules offered may vary.