University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme would suit you if you are interested in the application of science to coaching in sport. It provides a strong foundation in the current disciplines of sport science, the principles of which can be applied to the coaching elements of the programme.

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.

A main objective of this programme is to give you the skills to work effectively in a range of areas related to sports science, particularly in the coaching profession. During all the second, third and fourth years of the degree, students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

On this programme you will learn a scientific study of sport using technology in our well'equipped sports science labs. You will develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport. You will develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory. You will develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning. This programme will provide you with theoretical, practical and vocational experiences.

The aims of the programme are:

To develop an enquiring analytical approach to the study of science and coaching in your chosen sport

To develop your ability to evaluate and enhance sport and performance in the field and the scientific laboratory

To develop the knowledge and skill base necessary for independent learning

To provide theoretical, practical and vocational experiences relevant to the field of study.

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 Coaching Theory and Practice (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)

Applied Coaching Science (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 Coaching Science (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)

Analysis and Training of Performance (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)
5 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)