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Sport Coaching and Exercise Science FdSc

Course Overview

The HE Sport programme is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue or develop their knowledge and understanding across a range of sporting topics. Combining a range of vocational and employability-based skills, learners will study key topic areas including Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Coaching and Biomechanics. The FdSc Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science course combines practical instruction with academic interactive teaching, including a varied range of assessment methods and is ideally suited to either those graduating from Level 3 or A-level courses or those looking for a lifestyle change with experience or keen interest in a sports career.

What topics are covered?

The main areas of study will be:

  • Nutrition
  • Sports Coaching
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Research Methods and Research Project
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sport Analysis and Biomechanics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Work Based Learning


Learning and developing the fundamental skills of research methods is critical to any Higher Education programme and is included as a core unit. Every opportunity will be given to embed and apply these core skills in all units culminating in a final year research project within a chosen discipline of your choice. The units of study offer a contemporary balance covering the full range of Sport Science subject areas. Opportunities for additional industry validated qualifications will also be made available during your programme.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable fro anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

To join the course you will need:

  • 80+ UCAS points from
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended/Diploma or
  • AS / A2 / A levels or
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • English and maths GCSE (full qualification) minimum Grade C/4
  • An interview will be required as part of the admissions process


Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 5 FdSc in Sport Coaching and Exercise Science.

Who is the awarding body?

University of Gloucestershire

How will I learn?

These courses offer in-depth theory combined with learning and development of essential practical skills in all aspects of Sport and Sport Science. A variety of teaching strategies will be used to ensure that you learn within an engaging and interactive Higher Education environment. The programmes offer a blend of in-depth underpinning theory combined with a strong emphasis on applied learning and development of essential practical skills in all vocational aspects of Sport and Sport Science. A variety of teaching strategies will be utilised to ensure that you learn within an engaging and interactive Higher Education environment.

How will I be assessed?

A variety of assessment methods will be used. Examples of assessment methods include essays, reports, oral presentations, practical coaching sessions and research projects.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully achieve this qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a variety of Sport Honours Degree programmes, depending on overall and specific unit grades, including BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 6) at the University of Gloucestershire. Excellent employment opportunities exist in the sport, coaching, health and exercise science industries.

How much does this course cost?

This Level 5 FdSc in Sport Coaching and Exercise Science costs £7,500.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Sports and Leisure

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can make a direct application for this course by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above. Alternatively, you can apply via the UCAS website.


Course Code: SCES
Institute Code: B21


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