United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Paisley Campus, Paisley, PA1 2BE, United Kingdom

University of the West of Scotland

Sport Coaching BSc Hons

This programme focuses on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to become a coaching professional. It has been developed in consultation with national sport organisations, governing bodies, sport industry personnel and expert coaches. Placement learning and developing practical skills are key. Industry links provide work-based learning opportunities and offer links to attainment of coaching qualifications. Students have undertaken placements with St Mirren Football Club, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Trust and Netball Scotland. Graduates work with local authorities, sports clubs, and health promotion initiatives; as well as national governing bodies including coaching delivery and sport development. Others work within the area of Active Schools as sport development officers, PE teachers, and with NGB’s and various other educational outlets. Course content The programme was developed in consultation with national sport organisations, national governing bodies, national and local sport industry personnel and expert coaches. Guest speakers to the course have included Dr Richard Cox, Sport Psychologist and Dr David Stevenson, Head of Performance Analysis, Scottish FA. Several students have competed at International level in their respective sports whilst studying Sport Coaching at UWS. Career prospects Employment rates for graduates are excellent, with previous students working with local authorities, sports clubs, national governing bodies of sport, sports centres and health promotion initiatives. Graduates also work for national governing bodies including coaching delivery and sport development. Many graduates have found employment within the area of Active Schools, as sport development officers, PE teachers, and with NGB’s and various other educational outlets. Placement/Work-based learning There is a strong emphasis on placement learning and developing the practical skills relevant to the modern sports, health and fitness industries. Excellent industry links provide work-based learning opportunities and offer links to attainment of coaching qualifications. Students have undertaken placements with St Mirren Football Club, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Trust and Netball Scotland. Study abroad Students have undertaken exchange opportunities at University of Wisconsin, USA and in France, Spain and Sweden.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Lanarkshire Campus,Hamilton
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £7,250
  • Wales Year 1 £7,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £7,250
  • International Year 1 £10,500