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Sports Performance and Coaching


Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 5
Start date Sep 2020
Duration 2 years / 3 years

Our FdSc(Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching foundation degree is the ideal route for students who are excited by working with sports performers, encouraging people into sport and maximising an athletes’ potential.

Our course will develop your knowledge and skills to become a dynamic and innovative coach in this rapidly expanding sector. Making use of our state-of-the-art dedicated sports facilities and science laboratories you’ll learn how to critically analyse long-term coaching programmes in relation to the impact on an athlete’s performance.

There is no better time to join the fitness industry with roughly 6.7 thousand health and fitness clubs in the United Kingdom with approximately 9.7 million members. At Moulton you will develop your own coaching style to enhance physical performance. Guided by our expert lecturers with professional experience you will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the fitness industry which can be applied to a wide variety of sectors.

The course combines a mixture of theoretical knowledge and practise, including sports massage, plant assessment, treatment skills and more. Under the guidance of expert lecturers our BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching Top Up degree will develop your skills enabling you to critically analyse the use of long term coaching programmes and make judgements about how they impact on an athlete’s development.

You will also evaluate the theories of how nutritional aids can enhance performance and demonstrate the development of safe and effective strength and conditioning lifting techniques. You will develop, justify and conduct a research project in an area of interest to you.

Modules covered throughout this course include:

  • Principles of Fitness and Training
  • Coaching Theory and Practice 1
  • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction Biomechanics
  • Skills Development
  • Study Skills for HE Science
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Physiology for Sport
  • Coaching Theory and Practice 2
  • Individual Project
  • Industrial Experience
  • Sport Research Methods
  • Psychology of Sport, Exercise & Wellbeing

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

Assessments for our sports studies courses vary depending on your level of study. Expect everything from written work and practical tests, to presentations and work-based learning assessments. Your course could also include end-of-year exams, research projects and laboratory reports

These courses will give you the opportunity to work within your chosen vocational area. For Sports Therapy, as practitioners within clinics, clubs or self-employment. For Sports Performance and Coaching, and Strength and Conditioning you could work within community sport coaching, teaching, high performance coaching and talent identification and performance conditioning.

Two Ds at A-Level or Merit - Pass profile for a Level 3 Diploma.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Athletics Track

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Natural Turf Pitches

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Artificial Pitches

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Strength and Conditioning Suite

John Asby Sports Centre
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John Ashby Sports Hall


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