sport

Undergraduate

Sports Coaching and Performance Science

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

In your first year at the University of Hull, on the foundation year, you take modules that are provided across the Faculty of Science and Engineering for the pre-certificate stage, gaining a solid grounding in readiness for further study on the BSc. 

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Foundation in Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Physiology and Psychology in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Science in Practice

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths Skills
  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation Maths A

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  20%  0%  80%
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  24%  0%  76%
Final / Y3 MSc  20%  8%  72%
Final MSc  20%  6%  74%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
FY  30%  28%  42%
Y1  45%  33%  22%
Y2  8%  46%  46%
Final / Y3 MSc  10%  45%  45%
Final MSc  0%  50%  50%

About the course

Our accredited Sports Coaching and Performance programme is one of only a few in the country to be awarded a mark of excellence by Skills Active and Sports Coach UK. Throughout the course, our expert coaches teach you how to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life coaching, and to work closely with professional teams and athletes. You benefit from high-quality facilities, such as the £1.5m Health and Performance Lab, and receive practical training from specialist practitioners.

There are three course options available for studying Sports Coaching and Performance Science at Hull. The foundation year option is ideal if you do not have the academic background for direct entry on to the three-year BSc programme. You also have the opportunity to study a four-year degree at Masters level, to apply what you’ve learned through your own practice in Year 4.

The course was designed for, and will appeal to, those wanting to follow a career in coaching children, adolescents or adults across all levels of abilities as well as those interested in the teaching of physical education.

At Hull, you can gain experience by working as a sports coach, work placements and working towards National Governing Body of Sport coaching awards. Excellent links with local authority Sports Development Units and organisations further afield open up opportunities for work experience, coaching education courses, workshops, events and activities which enhance your experience of the course and improve your employment prospects.

CB68

BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our graduates have valuable transferable skills, sound theoretical knowledge and real-world practical experience. This opens up opportunities in a host of careers in the sport sector and further afield. Hull graduates have gone on to work in positions within primary and secondary teaching, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sports development and professional sports coaching, as well as academic institutions and self-employment. In addition, many of our graduates progress to postgraduate study at both masters and PhD level.

Getting involved in activities such as volunteering, summer internships and attending careers events is often useful in preparing for work and making yourself more attractive to employers. The University Careers Service provides a wealth of advice, information and guidance, during your degree and after graduation.

Excellent links with local authority Sports Development Units and organisations further afield open up opportunities for work experience, coaching education courses, workshops, events and activities which enhance your experience of the course and improve your employment prospects.