Sports development and coaching can be hugely rewarding careers. From organising sport events, to developing programmes that target specific groups for increased participation, the industry is incredibly diverse. You could find yourself working on important sport policy and anti-social behaviour campaigns, or promoting participation opportunities within a number of national organisations. During this course you’ll practise delivering sport to the community through a number of projects, work-related learning, and volunteering opportunities.
On this exciting course of study you’ll learn about the history, development and structure of the sports industry in the UK. From here you’ll begin to look at the social and cultural issues that surround sport, as well as those for marketing and funding for sport policies, events and initiatives.
You will have the option to look at athlete development and analysis, spending time in our Human Performance Laboratory. You’ll explore both traditional and advanced technologies in your approach and become well versed in the various tools that are available in this field.
As well as this degree qualification, you’ll have the opportunity to take UKCC coaching certifications and Sports Coach UK awards. You’ll spend time studying sports nutrition and performance analysis in sport, as well as the philosophies and various learning styles of coaching.
We encourage you to get as much industry experience as possible during this degree. Our strong links with industry partners enable you to seek volunteering and paid work opportunities, giving you first-hand knowledge of the professional environment. These experiences also give you a unique opportunity to network during your studies and prove beneficial after graduation.
BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching scored 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.
Students completing the award will be highly employable in a field that values transferable graduate skills and prior engagement with the industry.
Typical job titles for graduates would include Sport Development Manager, Sport Development Officer, Sport-specific Development Officer (e.g. football, rugby), Community Sports Coach, School Sport Coordinator, Physical Activity Coordinator.