This course focuses on developing informed and knowledgeable sport coaches who are able to perform in a wide range of environments and contexts. You are introduced to the scientific and pedagogical aspects of coaching, such as anatomy, physiology, movement analysis, coaching styles, coaching pedagogy/ practice and employability. All students on this course will engage in coaching opportunities in the University, local authorities, clubs and schools.
The government and the sporting community aspire to transform coaching into a graduate profession and to make the United Kingdom into the leader in coaching and coach education by 2020. If you study this degree you will develop appreciation of the role of the professional coach and an understanding of the qualities needed to coach effectively at a range of levels and with different performers.