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. You will develop your skills and knowledge in training and competition. Topics range from your own physical conditioning and sports nutrition to performance analysis and psychology. At the start of the course, you will explore fundamental sport, coaching and research topics. You’ll gain a wide range of study skills to prepare you for a variety of sport-related careers. You will develop academic skills to enable you to further your studies, which will explore the key components underpinning sports performance and athletic success. 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 that are valued by employers. Taking part in our sports We have nine priority sports in which a Head Coach is employed. Each priority sport has a separate trial and confirmation process at the beginning of the academic year. 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.