What will I learn?

Studying our BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching programme will open up exciting career opportunities for you. From organising sports events to changing important sport policy and promoting national participation campaigns, the impact you’ll go on to have in your local and national community is limitless.**Why study this subject?**Careers in sport development and coaching can be hugely rewarding. You could find yourself working on important sport policy and anti-social behaviour campaigns one minute, and the next promoting participation opportunities within a number of national organisations.During this course you’ll practice delivering sport to the community through a number of projects, work-related learning and volunteering opportunities whilst learning about the history, development and structure of the sports industry in the UK.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**By studying this course with us, you’ll have the opportunity to look at athlete development and analysis when spending time in our state-of-the-art Human Performance Laboratory.As well as the degree qualification, you’ll also have the opportunity to take UKCC coaching certifications and Sports Coach UK awards.Here at BNU, we always encourage our students to get as much industry experience as possible. Our strong links with industry partners will enable you to seek volunteering and paid work opportunities. This, along with our practical approach to the course, will give you a deeper understanding of the professional environment and type of career that awaits you beyond graduation.We work with some incredible partners like the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey which is home to several governing bodies in sport, Leap (County Sports Partnership), Stoke Mandeville Hospital (the famous birthplace of the Paralympics), Reading Ladies Football Club and the National League basketball team, London United, to name just a few.**What facilities can I use?**You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment. At our Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre, the Human Performance Laboratory features an indoor three-lane running track which incorporates 3D motion-capture technology.Our incredible facilities help to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique and assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters.**What will I study?**Through our BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching programme, you’ll begin to look at the social and cultural issues that surround sport, as well as those for marketing and funding for sports policies, events and initiatives.You’ll explore both traditional and advanced technologies in your approach and become well versed in the various tools available in this field. You’ll also spend time studying sports nutrition and performance analysis, as well as the philosophies and various learning styles of coaching.**How will I be taught and assessed?**This is such an exciting course, having been developed with input from current industry professionals. We consider ourselves to be pioneers in sport-related studies, keeping our finger on the pulse of ongoing changes taking place in the national industry. In combination with our academic expertise, our dedicated teaching staff deliver this outstanding programme in a forward thinking and innovative way.Through classroom learning you’ll be taught current theory, concepts and research delivered through a blend of lectures, interactive seminars and workshops as well as small group activities and debates.In your final year, you’ll complete a research-based dissertation, providing you with further opportunity to

Which department am I in?

School of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 19,000) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,

Buckinghamshire,

HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with a score of approximately 24 are considered.

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

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