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
- Seminars and debates
- Inquiry-based learning
- 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
- Assessed seminars
- Case studies
- Experimental work and laboratory reports
- Poster presentations
- Analysis of a health promotion programme.
- Year 1
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Skills for the Sports Industry, Coaching in Practice, Introduction to Psychology, Analysis of Human Movement and Performance, Introduction to Performance Analysis for Team Sports and Contemporary Issues.
- Year 2
Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise, Research Skills, Principles of S&C, Coaching and Leadership, Developing Innovative and Inclusive Practice, Health Psychology.
- Year 3
Writtle University College
Dissertation, Applied Coaching Science, Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology, Applied Sport Psychology, Topical Issues in Sport and Applied Sport Nutrition.
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
- Sports Lecturing
- Personal Training
- Strength and Conditioning Coaching
- Postgraduate Study.
- 96 UCAS points
- Maths/English GCSE Grade C/4
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