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Sport Coaching and Performance - Newman University

The Sport Coaching and Performance degree at Newman is an opportunity for you to combine sports coaching with sport science to help you pursue a career in a performance coaching setting. The degree will allow you to develop your coaching skills by reflecting upon your practical experiences in an academic way as well as being able to applied sport science concepts to your coaching covering disciplines such as biomechanics, physiology and psychology. You will have access to excellent facilities such as the new state-of-the-art on-campus 3G artificial grass pitch, sports hall and the Human Performance Laboratory. Sport at Newman University is ideal for individuals who are seeking to work in the performance sport industry, supporting athletes and teams within a variety of sports. We have nurtured and maintain unique partnerships with various sports organisations such as Aston Villa Football Club Foundation, The Belfry, Coventry City Football Club, and local schools. Our small class sizes allow for high levels of engagement. Students have greater interaction than is typical at larger institutions, with the experts who teach on the course and also with visiting partners. You will be challenged, to become an excellent academic; at all levels we will endeavour to see you improve as an individual. Our programmes are a unique combination of academic study, professional practice and a desire to take a standard of excellence into sports related professional settings. Special Features Staff in the department are highly qualified individuals, with active roles in research in their areas of expertise. Staff regularly present at national and international conferences and support elite level athletes. Research produced by the department is recognised both nationally and internationally as excellent and world-leading (REF 2014). You will benefit from our engagements with the sports industry and will be presented with ample opportunities for work placements and employability prospects. We have been commended on the diversity of assessment methods. You will also enjoy access to extremely good sporting and laboratory facilities. You also have the opportunity to use the skills gained from your course and travel overseas to put your academic experiences into practice. EMPLOYABILITY This course offers the chance for you to develop the skills outlined by UK Coaching as being essential to increase the level and quality of sports coaches. It also develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Key skills in communication, innovation, teamwork, research skills, critical evaluation and analysis of data and information, are especially relevant to a variety of employment pathways in coaching and related careers. Possible career destinations following successful completion of the Sport Coaching and Performance degree include employment as a sports performance coach by local authorities, the growing private sector, a sport governing body or within the broad education sector. Other career paths could include performance analyst, technical scout and a talent ID manager. It also provides the appropriate pre-requisites for training as a physical education teacher, an armed forces physical training instructor (PTI), sports coach educator. You could also choose to progress on to a masters level course.