Applied Sport Science with Coaching BSc (Hons)


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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015. The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

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If you are an enthusiastic, practical and dedicated individual and want to ensure that all those in your care have the opportunity to achieve their potential, our Sport Science with Coaching BSc (Hons) degreee will develop your understanding by underpinning key coaching competencies with contemporary science.

caption: Applied Sport Science With Coaching BSc (Hons)You will explore the science of coaching in sport, exercise, and rehabilitation from a number of perspectives including physiological, psychological and biomechanical.

You will work on a highly innovative course where you will be taught in state-of–the-art laboratories accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

You will be tutored by sport science experts with acknowledged international research portfolios and have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research programmes.

We pride ourselves in giving you the vocational experience you need to help develop your career potential. Apart from 70 hours of industry experience, there are numerous opportunities for work or volunteering here in the university, in the local community, or even abroad. Past students have worked with Adidas in Germany, the European Space Agency and in schools in Australia. Alternatively, you might take the opportunity to start your own business through our Graduate Enterprise scheme.

The study of sport in science is a diverse, career-inspiring course gives you the breadth of experience, self-confidence and skills for a rewarding future in sports science or coaching.

91% of students are satisfied with the overall quality of this course (Unistats 2015)


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FacilitiesDescribed as some of the best campus sport facilities in the country and rated Top 5 in the country by the recent Times Higher Educations Student Experience Survey 2014. We boast facilities for teaching & learning that rival any in the world. Predominantly housed in Sport Central, a new £30 million pound purpose-built sports building. 


Discover MoreNorthumbria is ranked in the top 30 for excellence in sport and exercise science research power, making it the best rated university in the North East in this discipline (REF 2014)

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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