251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
=41 st
Young University Rankings 2016
=43 rd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Claverton Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom

Sport (Sports Performance) - University of Bath

Develop your athletic expertise and combine your training with academic study of elite sports performance. This two-year foundation degree enables you to integrate both high- performance sports and academic study. It will appeal if you’re performing at a high standard in your chosen sport. The course attracts athletes and professional players (sometimes retired) who are considering academic study to support future career aspirations. You will develop your skills and knowledge in and around training and competition. Topics range from your own physical conditioning, sports coaching, performance psychology, performance analysis, sport development and sports nutrition. You will develop both academic and practitioner skills to enable you to apply a broad set of knowledge’s which explore the key components underpinning sports performance and athletic success. From the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. BSc route On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may progress to the one-year BSc (Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based Learning) course. This builds on the expertise acquired from earlier study, enabling you to develop the analytical and reflective skills valued by employers. Taking part in our sports We have various priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. The University of Bath is home to many student athletes who show exceptional achievement and potential in both their academic and sporting endeavours. Acceptance of a place on this foundation degree does not guarantee you a place within our priority sports. If you take part in a non-priority sport, then you may consider joining any of the existing Students’ Union sports clubs.