What will I learn?

**OVERVIEW****Coaching and fitness are two of the biggest sectors in the sports industry, offering extensive opportunities to help a vast range of people achieve their health, fitness and sporting goals. If you aspire to work in areas such as coaching or fitness training, our Sport, Coaching and Fitness degree will help you gain the advanced knowledge to support and inspire people in this dynamic and diverse industry.**Sport, fitness and coaching encompasses a variety of professional, amateur and educational roles, with many areas of the industry requiring similar base knowledge in fields such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology. This sports degree course allows you to investigate various facets of the industry, tailoring each area in line with your interests and career aspirations and putting you in a great position to exploit employment opportunities when you graduate.Alongside your course, you will have the chance to gain further industry-recognised qualifications to help you stand out, from personal trainer and fitness instructor qualifications to sports coaching and instructing weight lifting. Work placement opportunities are available throughout the course to enable you to start carving out your career path before you graduate, while you will be supported by our range of cutting-edge sports facilities including our Human Performance Centre.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Enrichment** – Boost your career prospects with a range of additional qualifications recognised by the sport and fitness industry, including Level 2/3 Gym Instructor and Personal Training, 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Multi-Skills Development in Sport and emergency first aid*- **Work experience** – Engage with industry through a range of opportunities, with our past students having worked for top professional sports clubs- **Practical application** – Apply your learning and skills to real-life practice, supported by our outstanding sports facilities and expert teaching staff- **Specialise your studies** – Drive the direction of your studies with a range of modules, placement work and a research project on the subject of your choice- **Team Scotland partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes*Note: extra qualifications may incur an additional fee**FACILITIES**Students on our sports courses have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Our Human Performance Centre features the latest equipment including a 35m sprint track, eight lifting platforms, 7m rig and large screens displaying live analysis data. We also have a purpose-built Human Performance Laboratory which hosts an anti-gravity treadmill, isokinetic dynamometer, Monark LC7 cycle ergometer and SECA body composition analyser.We also share the impressive £3m Avery Fields complex with Bournville RFC, offering an all-weather pitch, two grass pitches and a clubhouse with function room and modern changing facilities.**PLACEMENTS**Work placement opportunities and requirements are integrated into some of the modules that you will study on our course, allowing you to put theory into practice and enhance your future employability.Employers we have worked with include Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Wasps Rugby Academy, West Bromwich Albion FC Women, Easy Gym and Vibro-Suite Health and Wellness Club.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Personal trainer- Fitness centre manager- Community sports coach- Health and wellbeing/sports development officer- Armed forces training and education officer- Further education lecturerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at Univers

Which department am I in?

School of Sports and Creative Studies - BA/BSc

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,500.00 (12,80,578) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

University College Birmingham

Summer Row,

Birmingham,

B3 1JB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University College Birmingham

University College Birmingham provides specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, many of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham

  • Based in the heart of the city of Birmingham
  • Award-winning facilities
  • Accreditation by the University of Birmingham
  • Smaller than average university providing a friendly community