BSc (Hons)

Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching)

Study for a BSc (Hons) at Seevic Campus in partnership with Writtle University College.

Course Overview

This course combines the essential sports science theory with practical experience in coaching and participation.

The science-based course is designed for student's who wish to pursue a programme with strong physiological, biomechanical, psychological and pedagogical elements combined with the theory and a practical approach to coaching science.

This course is offered in partnership with, and validated by, Writtle University College.

There will be a £650 bursary option for students who progress from USP College to this course in year one and two.

How will I be Taught and Assessed? 

Year 1 & Year 2: Seevic Campus, Runnymede Chase, Benfleet

Year 3: Writtle University College, Chelmsford.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course:

  • Exercise testing laboratory practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments – both in small groups and individually
  • Examinations – both multiple-choice and essay questions
  • Presentations – both individually and in small groups
  • Essays
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation 
  • Analysis of a health promotion programme.

Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Science and Coaching at USP College? 

  • The nature of studying in a smaller class size environment offers both enhanced support with content and assessment as well as increased group interaction leading to more detailed discussion in lectures and seminars.
  • The excellent transport links afforded to the College with two mainline railway stations (Benfleet and Rayleigh) less than 15 minutes away as well as a major bus routes from Southend, Basildon and Rochford make the programme accessible to a wide radius.
  • Both first and second-year students attend lectures three days per week. This provides students with the flexibility to both complete work placements as well as keep current part-time work commitments to provide a suitable study-life balance.
  • Play, train and compete as part of USP Storm, the Colleges leading sports academy.

What could I do next? 

This list of careers below is those that graduates from this programme have been successful in:

  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Lecturing
  • Personal Training
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • Postgraduate Study.

Entry Requirements

  • 96 UCAS points
  • Maths/English GCSE Grade C/4

Financial Support

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