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BA (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching

only available to study at HKU (SPACE) in Hong Kong

Do you want to work alongside young people and inspire them to make positive lifestyle changes through sport?

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On our BA (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching, you will develop exciting and engaging activities that inspire children and people both young and old, across the contexts of physical education, community sport and physical activity to maintain active and healthy lifestyles.

By embarking on CPD opportunities, usually within primary or secondary education, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience in a real sports coaching environment to ensure you have a sound understanding of both the theoretical and practical elements of sports coaching and development.

In your final year you will specialise in areas such as community development and social issues, sport development organisations and coaching skills and practice. This will allow you to become an expert in your preferred area of sports development.

You will be supported by experienced academics and industry experts, some of whom are renowned for their work to raise standards of coaching across the world. As part of your ongoing development you will be taught how to self-analyse your own methods and continuously improve your approaches to coaching.

There is also an option to apply to work as a volunteer or intern for Northumbria University Sport’s Student Development programme. This programme offers select students invaluable opportunities to work within sports coaching with a number of exciting opportunities.

Your course in brief

Year 1
Year one You will gain an introductory understanding of Sport development and sport in society. You will discover athlete development, professional skills for sport and how to conduct your own research. You will also learn about societal issues and controversies that effect Sport Coaching.

Year 2
Year two You will gain a more in depth understanding of Sport Coaching and learn how to implement strategies to improve development in a range of sport settings.

Year 3
Year three You will work on a dissertation project in a area of your choice and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the skills required for sport management, development and coaching.

Who would this Course suit?

This course would suit anyone who is passionate about developing a career in sports coaching. You will be eager to inspire young people, adults, and communities through sport.

Find out more: om.lam@hkuspace.hku

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