BSc (Hons) in
Sports Coaching

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With the aim of preparing you for a successful career in coaching, coaching support, coaching management or teaching, this three-year degree programme combines practical coaching with the academic theory of fundamental concepts within coaching, sports science and teaching. You will develop your practical and contextual knowledge, and reflect on and evaluate your own coaching behaviour by putting theory into practice through applied studies, placements and assessments.

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Course Content

Coaching practice constitutes a large proportion of this programme, providing you with the opportunity to gain feedback from experienced, professional coaches. You will also be required to conduct your own research project, allowing you to explore a particular area of personal interest in the coaching field. The course uses a range of learning strategies, including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops, online activities and peer-group learning. You are also encouraged to become an independent, self-motivated learner. Assessments include exams, essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps. Your academic tutor will work closely with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and tracking your academic progress to ensure that you achieve your best.


All modules are 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

Year 1

  • Fitness Training Physiology
  • Coaching Practice 1
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research and Academic Skills
  • Applied Coaching Theory
  • Biomechanics and Human Movement

Year 2

  • Employability and Placement
  • Coaching Practice 2
  • Research Methods
  • Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education
  • Acquiring Movement Skills

Optional Modules:

  • Psychology of Sports Performance
  • Strength and Conditioning

Year 3

  • Research Project (40 credits)
  • Advanced Coaching Practice
  • Coaching Principles, Ethics and Welfare

Optional Modules:

  • Applied Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Performance Analysis
  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Physical Education and Teaching
  • Applied Biomechanics

*Modules may be subject to change


  • Off-site induction and teambuilding trips
  • Students have the opportunity to apply to present their research at and attend the annual Student BASES Conference
  • Gain practical experience through the Loughborough Sport Coach and Volunteer Academy, and coaching qualifications and workshops
  • Gain full support to develop your own business idea via the Young Enterprise Start-Up Programme
  • Hands-on coaching experience within core modules and coaching and teaching placements
  • Students are eligible to compete for Loughborough University in BUCS competitions

Entry Requirements

  • 96 UCAS points
  • At least five GCSEs at level 4 or above, including English Language and Maths (or equivalent)
  • We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

UCAS code: C617

Progression Opportunities

 Following completion of this course, many students apply for PGCE or teacher training programmes, or to study at master’s (MSc/MA) level. Others have gained employment in international coaching or National Governing Body programmes.


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Course Duration:

3 Years

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFK2191
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