There are ever-increasing opportunities in sport analysis and coaching. On this practical course, you'll develop coaching skills as well as studying the science behind effective coaching, performance, leadership and sports analysis.
Modules cover psychology, motivation, human physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and notational analysis. A project or dissertation on a selected topic will develop your independent learning skills.
Please note: this course does not offer specific professional coaching qualifications but provides the scientific knowledge to achieve qualification up to United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 3/4.
|Attendance||UCAS code/apply||Year of entry|
|3 years full time||CX6C||2020 (Clearing)
|4 years full time including sandwich year||CX61||2020 (Clearing)
|4 years full time including foundation year||CX6D||2020 (Clearing)
|6 years part time||Apply direct to the University||2020 (Clearing)
Please note this course was previously called Sports Analysis and Coaching BSc(Hons).
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 introduces the theory and practice of effective coaching and leadership. You will take part in a practical-based coaching module, exploring the theories that underpin coaching and leadership roles in sport and exercise. You will learn to understand sport as an academic subject. Other modules cover key concepts in sport and exercise psychology, such as motivation and personality. There are also modules regarding human physiology and an introduction to anatomy and biomechanics. In addition, you will be introduced to the essential principles of scientific investigation.
This module provides an essential introduction to the skills required for undergraduate study and scientific research and to understand the principles of qualitative and quantitative experimental research and elementary data analysis. The skills developed in this module will begin to formulate the foundation to later research methods modules and the final year project or dissertation module.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
This level four module is a core module in all Sports & Exercise Science undergraduate courses. The module seeks to introduce fundamental psychological constructs and how they impact upon our understanding of human behaviour and learning in sport and exercise environments. Such constructs include personality, motivation, anxiety, stress as well as the learning and performance process. These topics will be introduced within lectures, further examined within seminar, workshop and practical sessions, and supplemented with additional online material.
This is a core module in the Sport and Exercise Sciences field. The module is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of functional anatomy and physiology, particularly the skeletal, neural, muscular, metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The focus will be on the understanding of the biomechanics of movement and the physiological adjustments in response to the demands of sport and exercise.
This module is a core module for students studying Sport Science; Sport Science (Coaching) and the Foundation degree in Sport Coaching. It introduces theories related to coaching and leadership roles in sport and exercise, and it aims to create environments where students can develop their own practical competencies in related coaching and leadership skills. It also aims to provide students with the experiential basis necessary for them to appreciate and understand sport as an academic subject.
Year 2 introduces areas such as notational analysis in sport. There are further practical modules in sport analysis, and you will study physiology and psychology in more detail. You will be introduced to contemporary issues in sport coaching and gain a deeper understanding of sport and exercise psychology. Finally, you will study research methods in physical activity, preparing you for the Year 3 research project.
This is a core module in all Sport & Exercise Science undergraduate courses. The module's focus is on the approaches to research design, data collection techniques and appropriate analyses to make accurate interpretations. It further investigates quantitative and qualitative research methods introduced at Level 4 and introduces students to more advanced techniques. The module provides an essential introduction to research ethics and the ethical approval procedures that are required when using human participants for research. Skills developed in this module will form the foundation of the final year project module. This module also provides an overview of how to recognise and develop key and transferable skills to enhance employability through relevant professional development and research experience.
This module is a core module in the Sports Science and Sports Analysis and Coaching fields. The module introduces technical and tactical analysis of sport performance. The technical aspect introduces the key mathematical and physical concepts underlying the biomechanical analysis of sport and exercise and provides students with an appreciation of how the application of biomechanics may be used to explain and enhance sporting and exercise movements, with practical analytical experience. The tactical aspect provides an appreciation of the application of notational analysis to enhance the coaching process. Students gain experience in various hand notation systems as well as using a computer based system.
This module seeks to highlight the importance of examining sport and sport coaching from a sociological and cultural perspective, and to introduce key concepts of sociological and cultural studies and their relationship to sport. The module will also examine theories, methodologies and technologies associated with sport coaching and contemporary issues that are emerging within the sport and coaching environments.
On successful completion of the module,you will be able to:
This is a core module in Sport Science and Exercise, Nutrition & Health degree pathways, and offered as an option on the Sports Analysis & Coaching degree pathway. The module seeks to enable students to further understand the psychological influences on human behaviour in sport and exercise environments. These topics will be introduced within lectures, further examined within seminar, workshop and practical sessions, and supplemented with additional online material.
This is a core module in Sport Science, Exercise, Nutrition & Health and Biological Sciences (Human Biology) degree pathways, and offered as an option on the Sports Analysis & Coaching. This module covers the acute and chronic physiological changes induced by exercise and an understanding of cardio-respiratory health. This module will develop the students' application of exercise physiology to performance. The module will also enable students to apply the role of exercise and physical activity as a prescription therapy to clinical diseases. This module will further develop the student understanding by equipping them with the scientific skills to monitor and assess health, fitness and performance.
Final year offers further experience through the Coaching Practice module. You will develop analytical skills by studying advanced notational analysis, and you will extend your knowledge of sport physiology or sport psychology and/or biomechanics (depending on your preference and focus for coaching).All final year students are required to develop their independent learning skills by carrying out a project/dissertation on a selected topic in coaching and sport analysis.
This module lies within the field of Sport and Exercise Science. It is a core module for students on the Sport Analysis and Coaching degree and an optional module for students on the Sport Science degree. The module develops skills gained at level five in LS5015 Analysis in Sport and Exercise and further enhances the role of notational analysis within sport. The module sees a much greater emphasis placed on the applied application on notational analysis and how this supports the coaching cycle within a variety of sports. Students are required to conduct computerised notational investigations to gain insight into performance.
This module builds on the previous practical and theoretical understanding with the aim to develop coaching experience whilst being more attuned and critically aware of the theory of sport science and best practice in coaching. In addition, the module focuses on enhancing existing knowledge and ability to critically develop long and short-term coaching strategies to aid in holistic athletic development.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
This module builds upon skills gained in Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science and Research Methods in Exercise Science. The module involves a significant piece of original and independent research carried out through the year. A requirement will be to utilise Sport Analysis and Coaching knowledge and identify a selected field of study, plan and undertake some form of data collection which will culminate in the writing of a scientific project and the delivery of an oral presentation. This module also provides opportunity to reflect upon and demonstrate a critical understanding of the key transferable skills that have emerged from the final year of study to enhance employability/readiness for work through personal and professional development and research experience.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
This is a core module in Sports Science pathway, and an optional module in the Sports Analysis and Coaching, Exercise, Nutrition and Health and Biological Sciences (Human Biology) pathways. This module provides coverage of the environmental influences that impact on humans when exercising or competing in sport. The physiological reactions to discrete environmental stresses are described and methods of acclimatisation or coping are explained. This module also examines nutritional supplementation and prohibited methods to enhance physical performance, including a focus on current regulation and policies and the attitudes, values and behaviours that may precipitate doping and the consequences of doping in sport.
This module furthers the understanding of the application of psychology to sport, including the role of the sport psychologist, and the types of skills used by these professionals with individual athletes and teams. Building upon the existing knowledge of psychological theory previously gained and applying this knowledge to case studies and stories of professional athletes. The module aims to develop an understanding of the frameworks used by sport psychologists working in the field, as well as having the opportunity to apply these skills through role play. This module will develop critical understanding of sport psychology through the evaluation of interventions to promote athletic performance.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
This module provides a critical, theoretical and practical understanding of applied techniques used in the biomechanical analysis of human movement and sporting activity to identify how the application of biomechanics may be used to improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. The module also provides critical awareness of the mechanisms, prevention, assessment and treatment of injury associated with sport participation.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. The regulations governing this course are available on our website. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered.
If you would like to study one of our science degrees at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc(Hons) course, you can include an extra foundation year within your chosen degree. Please see the science foundation year course pagefor details of modules.
If you would like to join us through Clearing 2020, please call our Clearing hotline on 0800 0483 334 (or +44 020 8328 1149 if you are calling from outside the UK) and speak to our friendly and knowledgeable hotliners who will be able to provide information on available courses and will guide you through your options.
Please note the entry requirements listed below are for 2021 entry only.
Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science or Applied Science or Applied Biology with grades MMM.
Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).
UCAS tariff points: 96 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year.
A-levels (or equivalent) in Physical Education, Sport Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Sport Psychology at grade C or above.
We will consider a range of alternative Level 3 qualifications such as an Access Course in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport Science which has been passed with 96 UCAS points.
Applications from those that have undertaken a Science foundation year will also be considered.
We welcome applications from International Applicants. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.
Teaching is through lectures, supported by smaller group tutorials, seminars and practical laboratory sessions.
Assessment includes continuous assessment, such as essays, laboratory reports, presentations, thesis and exam.
When not attending timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.
Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at Kingston and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.
We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 20 working days.
Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 10 students and lecture sizes are normally 10-65. However this can vary by module and academic year.
The course is taught at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Faculty staff have a wide range of experience across research and industry and continue to practice and research at the cutting edge of their discipline. This ensures that our courses are current and industry informed ensuring you get the most relevant and up to date education possible.Staff will use their experience and professional networks to hone your skills and shape you into the nextgeneration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates.
Postgraduate students may run or assist in lab sessions and may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.
The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2021/22 the fees for this course are:
|Home (UK students)||£9,250*|
|International||Year 1 (2021/22): £15,000
Year 2 (2022/23): £15,400
Year 3 (2023/24): £15,800
For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.
* If your course involves a foundation year, the fee for that year for Home (UK) students will be £9,250 in 2021/22. The fees shown above apply for year 1 of the degree from 2021/22 onwards (fees may rise in line with inflation for future academic years). For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.
Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.
Where a course has additional expenses, we make every effort to highlight them. These may include optional field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering), security checks such as DBS, uniforms, specialist clothing or professional memberships.
Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. You may prefer to, or be required to, buy your own copy of key textbooks.
There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences.
Free wifi is available on each of the campuses.
In the majority of cases coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees.
Travel costs are not included but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses and halls of residence.
The Government has recently announced that new students from the European Union and Swiss Nationals starting their course after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for a student loan in England for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies for 2021/22 academic year. This decision only applies to new EU students starting in 2021/22. If you are an existing/continuing EU student, you will continue to be funded until you graduate or withdraw from your course.
Our fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.
There is a wide range of facilities for practical work at our Penrhyn Road campus, where this course is based. You will have access to a modern environment with the latest equipment.
We have anumber of ergometers (eg treadmill, cycle, rowing kayak) for analysing sports-specific performance. Sophisticated equipment allows us tomeasure the physiological responses to exercise, such as.
Practical work helps you develop your understanding of exercise physiology and your practical skills. The high specification equipment ensures a high quality of research and allows staff to provide support services to top-class athletes from a range of sports.
A large laboratory provides space for teaching, research and consultancy activities. We can sophisticatedly analyse sports movements and skills thanks to:
Two smaller labs provide space for specific activities, such as gait analysis, assessment of muscle function and data analysis. The Library offers:
This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
You'll be ready to develop a career in sport development and coaching-related roles in both public and private sectors. There are opportunities to work with athletes in national and international competitions, as well as in grassroots sport.
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting.
In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate.
As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:
In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.
If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni.
"To be successful, tomorrow's leaders will need to be far more rounded individuals than ever before. They will collaborate in pursuit of shared goals. They will guide, challenge and support...They will have an appetite for change and a hunger for continuous improvement, and they will have an ethos of learning and development..."Jeremy Darroch, Former Chief Executive, Sky.
"Doing a placement year effectively gives you one foot in the door of a future job and to stand out from the crowd... as well as enhancing my CV... and future interviews. It's a great motivator to be successful in my studies as it only serves to open even more doors and gain more skills." Placement student at Jagex Games Studios Ltd.
There is a lot of support available for students looking to secure a placement (eg a jobs board with placement vacancies, help with writing CVs and mock interviews). Getting a placement and passing the placement year are ultimately the student's responsibility.
For further information please contact the placements team by telephone 020 8417 2969 or email email@example.com.
Placements can be with large multinational companies, international companies, local companies and small start ups; offering a diverse range of posts. Here are some examples of employers and roles:
|Construction-based placement employers||Construction-based placement roles|
|Assistant site manager
Assistant trades package manager
Assistant logistics manager
Health and safety officer
|Science-based placement employers||Science-based placement roles|
|Reckitt and Benckiser
Drug Control Centre
Minton Treharne and Davies Ltd
Various local and international hospitals
|Engineering-based placement employers||Engineering-based placement roles|
|Analysis of aircraft structure
Construction resources specialist
Site engineer assistant
|Computing and IS-based placement employers||Computing and IS-based placement roles|
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
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