University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports' and exercise'related careers, particularly in relation to football.

During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football

To develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology

To provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players

To enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self'reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.

Course Modules

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 1 (15 credits)

Human Physiology (15 credits)

Physiological Basis of Sport and Exercise Performance (15 credits)

Research Methods 1 (30 credits)

Introduction to Sport Psychology (15 credits)

Introduction to Football Coaching (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics 2 (15 credits)

Sport and Exercise Physiology (15 credits)

Exercise Testing and Training (15 credits)

Research Methods 2 (30 credits)

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (15 credits)

The Science of Football (15 credits)

Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)

Independent Research Project (30 credits)

Advanced Football Coaching (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Muscle Physiology and Training (15 credits)

Control and Disorders of Movement (15 credits)

Advanced Exercise Physiology (15 credits)

Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)

Sport Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (15 credits)

Current Issues in Sport & Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees