Mode: Full-time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 3 years full-time at Accrington and Rossendale College
Cost: £7,725 (FT) £4,120 (PT) (HE loan available)
Course Overview

The programme is delivered on a full-time basis over three years.

The programme has been designed for those looking to pursue a career within the Sports Science and Coaching sector. The programme will develop students as a reflective practitioner, using best practices in the Sports Science and Coaching industry.

The course provides students with the opportunity to participate in industry placements through our extensive range of sport partnerships. Students will also have the opportunity to train with our football academies, gain access to quality coaching and facilities, and benefit from strength and conditioning, nutrition and sport psychology support.

What will I learn?

Modules in the programme will normally include:

• Introduction to Coaching and Sport Development
• Foundations of Sport Psychology
• Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
• Analysing and Improving Performance

• Coaching Skills and Education
• Cognition and Emotions in Sport and Exercise
• Research in Sport and Exercise
• Sports Physiology
• Sports Nutrition
• Principles of Strength and Conditioning

• Professional Development and Practice
• Applied Strength and Conditioning
• Applied Sport Psychology
• Research Project

How will the course be assessed?

A range of assessments are used within the programme, including portfolios, case studies, reflections and presentations. There are two examinations, which make up 28% of the assessment.

Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.



Having successfully completed this programme graduates could look forward to employment in various jobs within the fitness industry such as coaching, sports development and personal training, among others.

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