Glyndwr University School of Business

Sport Coaching

Glyndwr University School of Business
In Wrexham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Wrexham (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Wrexham (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Why choose this course? Whether you want to be a sports coach working with individuals, teams, specialist groups/organisations, be a PE teacher or personal trainer, our degree will give you the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in sport.   The 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) student satisfaction was rated at 92% for the coaching degree. Additionally, the coaching degree has a consistent 100% employability for students graduating, with 65% gaining employment into the higher paid employment roles.     This degree equips students with the skills essential to work in the sporting world as a coach or performance specialist. The programme provides the students with the opportunity to link theory to practice in a range of sporting settings.   Students develop a holistic approach to the coaching process and have the opportunity to specialise their coaching to a specific population (children, teenagers, adults and elderly) in a range of sports across the performance spectrum of grass roots to elite performance level.   The degree also provides the student with the opportunity to develop additional skills within the area of applied sport science, sport development and pedagogical skills. An integrated Personal Development Portfolio enables the students to maximise their learning by personalising their own learning to match future career ambitions.

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Sport coaching (four including years Foundation Year) UCAS code:  6C53  

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What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
IT Development
Sport Coaching

Course programme

  • The dynamic lecture environment will support and challenge students to engage with all aspects of the coaching process including hands on practical coaching, physiology, psychology, performance analysis and coaching pedagogy.
  • Lecturers are research active, which means that the curriculum is engaging, current and relevant.
  • The staff team includes specialists who have extensive applied knowledge and practical experience of working with a range of sports from grass-roots to world class international level.
  • Excellent student support from approachable staff. Students engage on a journey which takes them from personal development in the early part of their degree to professional development as they progress through the course.
  • Additionally students have the opportunity to gain applied experience working with in a variety of performance settings. Extensive links with partners provide students with the opportunity to apply for coaching awards and professional qualifications.
  • Excellent facilities including: Colliers Park training ground, international hockey stadium, sports centre and more.
  • 100% of graduates go on to work and/or study within 6 months of finishing the course (UNISTATS 2015).
  • The degree is designed with an inclusive vision that everyone can play a role in coaching from informal participation to high performance contexts.

A feature of the course will be the practical application of theory to realistic coaching environments and also to develop links to the coaching industry at all levels from community to elite coaches and coach educators. In addition to this, and recognising that coaching is fundamentally a social process involving human interaction, the degree will provide opportunities to study coaching in a variety of contexts and social settings, as well as in a wide range of activities.

The content of the degree course will draw on key coaching principles, including an examination of coaching practice and coaching process. In addition sports science principles will relate psychology and physiology to coaching and performance, while sociological aspects of sport and sports coaching and performance analysis at both a technical and tactical level will be examined.

During the course you will cover performance analysis, sports psychology and sociology, coaching sporting elites, sports physiology and coaching procedures and practices. As you progress through the course you will be able to select modules that reflect your interests.

Some modules are taught for half a day over 15 weeks and others are whole days over nine weeks.

Year 1 (level 4)

In the first year students are introduced to all elements of the coaching process. Students gain an understanding of the link from theory to practice across a range of disciplines including psychology, physiology and performance development.


  • Study Skills
  • Physiological Foundations
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology 1
  • Sports Coaching Pedagogy, Theory and Practice
  • An Introduction to the Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Sports Practice 1

Year 2 (level 5)

Students in year two are encouraged to personalise their learning to a sport or sports of their choice. Students establish a strong understanding of the link between theory and practice whilst developing vocationally relevant skills.


  • Research Methods
  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Assessment of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Plus 40 credits from:

  • Principles of Analysing Sport Performance
  • Sports Practice 2 ( 20 credits)

Year 3 (level 6)

In the final year students explore an interest in one or more performance disciplines. This specialism enables students to develop both personal and professional skills essential for employment in a sport related industry.

  • Independent Study
  • Managing Performance

Plus 40 credits from:

  • Notation Analysis of Sport
  • Applied Technique Analysis
  • Working in the Sport or Exercise Environment

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

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