BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

Bachelor's degree

In Edinburgh

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  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Edinburgh (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course introduction:
If you have a passion for sport and exercise whether as an athlete, coach or even as a spectator, and are keen to pursue a career in a sports-related area such as coaching, then this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. All athletes rely on good coaching to achieve their full potential. This course will help you to become a modern professional coach with an understanding of how sports science principles apply to athletic performance and helps athletes reach their goals.



Start date

Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ

Start date

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About this course

Minimum Year 1 SQA Higher BBBB including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology. Please note SQA Higher PE will be accepted in lieu of a Science if studied alongside SQA Higher Maths. Standard Grade 2 or National 5 B in Maths (excluding Lifeskills), Standard Grade 3 or National 5 C in English & a Science subject. A Level BCC including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or PE. GCSE Grade B in Maths, GCSE Grade C in English & a Science subject or Double Award Science at Grades CC also required. Irish Leaving Certificate B1, B2, B2, B2 at Higher...

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  • Psychology
  • Coaching
  • Performance
  • Physiology
  • IT Development
  • Skills and Training

Course programme

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise suite of courses are multidisciplinary with the aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills to study and analyse the various aspects of sporting performance, ensuring you’ll have a firm theoretical and vocational grounding in the subjects that underpin the sports and exercise industry. To achieve this, this course has a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. You'll gain the independent study habits, academic and employability skills and deliver volunteer opportunities that will develop your knowledge and skills as a sport and exercise scientist. To get a complete understanding of what contributes to performance means you'll develop expertise in the core disciplines of exercise physiology, sport psychology, sports coaching, exercise intervention and biomechanics. You'll also develop specialist knowledge of how to apply your scientific knowledge of athletic performance to help athletes. You'll carry out a range of procedures and use equipment involved in exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, injury rehabilitation and coaching. Our teaching team have a wealth of experience in sport and exercise science. Our approach is student-centred and supportive, with an emphasis on practical experience and the development of skills. We have excellent laboratory facilities in which you'll use a range of equipment. These include human performance, biomechanics, conditioning, and multimedia laboratories, plus an environmental chamber. Some international exchange opportunities may exist. We have good links with German Sport University Cologne and some students have spent one or two semesters in universities in the US. The applied nature of this course encourages the development of skills that make you more employable such as communication, IT, problem solving, research and team working skills. This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and through independent study. What you study Year 1 Anatomy & Physiology in Sport & Exercise Science Application of Science to Sport & Exercise Exercise Training Foundations of Sport & Exercise Science Healthy Lives Skill Acquisition Year 2 The Research Process in Sport & Exercise Science Introduction to Biomechanics Sport & Health Nutrition Exercise Physiology Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Principles of Coaching Year 3 Assessment and Conditioning Intermediate Sport Psychology Scientific Communication: Dissertation and Statistics Intermediate Biomechanics Practical Coaching Year 4 Scientific Research Project Scientific Analysis of Human Movement Analysis of Sports Performance Performance Development and Expertise Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

Around per cent of our graduates move on to postgraduate study in subjects such as Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Health Promotion, Sports Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Sports Performance and Enhancement and PE teacher training. This course will help you develop a number of skills that will prepare you for positions both in sport and exercise science and in the wider jobs market, for example: leisure industry GP referral schemes schools activity coordinators sports coaching sports development sports therapy health promotion further education lecturing strength and conditioning coaching

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

Price on request