University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four'year programme is identical to the three'year degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff. The foundation year is designed to give you:

A thorough introduction to sports science

A thorough introduction to biology and biochemistry

Fundamentals of nutrition and health

Fundamentals of drugs and diseases

An understanding of how to measure change

Essential skills for science

Improved mathematics

Laboratory practice.

The programme enables you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you will have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports' and exercise'related careers, particularly in relation to football.

During the second, third and fourth year of the degree, students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

The programme will provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football. It will empower you to develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology. It will provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players. The programme will also 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.

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 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)

Introduction to Biology (15 credits)

Change and its Measurement (15 credits)

Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)

Nutrition and Health (15 credits)

Introduction to Sports Science (15 credits)

Drugs and Diseases (15 credits)

Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)

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:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)