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Sport Coaching and Exercise Science FdSc

Course Overview

The Foundation Science Degree in Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science will help you develop the knowledge, practical skills and experience needed for a professional career in coaching, fitness and exercise science.  You will investigate the science behind performance for athletes and coaches, while developing a range of vital skills.  This course 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, you will study key topic areas including Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Coaching and Biomechanics.


This course aims to develop your knowledge of the science underpinning performance for athletes and coaches. Whilst developing the practical skills and experience needed for a professional career in coaching, fitness and exercise science.

What are the entry requirements?

80 UCAS Points

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis, based on an interview

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 be assessed?

The course is delivered via a range of practical, theoretical and discussion based sessions. You will interact with experienced and highly skilled practitioners who will develop your knowledge and encourage you to engage with the relationship between theory and practice within sport, coaching and exercise science. A variety of assessment methods are utilised to develop a range of skills e.g. portfolios, presentations, micro teaches.

What can I do after this course?

Progression on to a variety of Sport Honours Degree programmes, depending on overall and specific unit grades, including BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 6) 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 per year, and is completed over two years.

What funding is available?

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

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, this will take you to the UCAS website.


Course Code: SCES
Institute Code: B21


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