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Sports Coaching and Development (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

About the course

If you have a passion for team or individual sports, or enjoy being fit and physical active, this course gives you the necessary knowledge and skill-sets to pursue a wide range of career pathways within the sports sector, including sports coaching, sport development, health and fitness management, teaching, and entering the growing sector of social entrepreneurship.

This degree aims to develop your coaching, management and leadership skills, putting you in a position to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity. The course syllabus is aligned to the priorities of Sport England's new 10-year strategy and global initiatives, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and is therefore highly relevant to your future employability.

Areas of study include practical and theoretical aspects of sports coaching; applied sport development and project management; sport and exercise psychology; sport and social diversity; and research in sport. Your employability is further enhanced with opportunities to gain valuable experiences working alongside our partner organisations - such as the Bedford Blues Foundation – managing and delivering real-world projects.

Sports Coaching and Development with Professional Practice Year - BA (Hons)

This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.

Which department am I in?

School of Sport Science and Physical Activity

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Only available to UK/EU Students.
Start date

September 2023


Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue,



MK41 9EA, England

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


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