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BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Coaching Science

Are you wanting to progress a career in Sport, Health and/or Coaching? Here at UCNL we provide the opportunity to study a BSc Honours Degree (3 years full time) in Sport, Health and Coaching Science. Whether it is to progress your current career or to change career, we are able to provide you an opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills and competencies within many discipline areas including sports coaching, sports psychology and strength and conditioning.

The Sport, Health and Coaching Science programme offered at University Campus North Lincolnshire strives to establish its unique regional and national identity by leveraging the strengths and resources available at the campus. The curriculum will incorporate regional case studies, shedding light on the specific challenges and opportunities faced by professionals in the sports, health, and coaching industry within the local context. Collaborations with regional sports organisations (e.g., Scunthorpe United, healthcare providers, and community groups) will provide students with real-world learning experiences and access to industry networks. By tailoring the programme to address regional needs, it aims to attract students from diverse backgrounds and equip them with the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to tackle both regional and national challenges.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    3 Years

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Level 4

  1. Introduction to Sports Coaching
  2. Academic, Personal and Professional Development
  3. Performance Science
  4. Psychology and Health and Wellbeing

Level 5

  1. Coaching Healthy Lifestyles
  2. Skill Acquisition
  3. Performance Analysis in Sport
  4. Work-Based Learning
  5. Research Methods
  6. Inclusive Coaching

Level 6

  1. Dissertation
  2. Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching
  3. Applied Sport Psychology
  4. Strength and Conditioning
  5. Professional Practice

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. On this course we also deliver industry relevant methods which include consultation practical based sessions that can be used within the Sport, Health and Coaching sectors. Students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the degree programme, including written assignments, presentations, exams, practical deliveries and case studies/practical consultations.

Contact time for students is over 2 days per week for the full-time route. This allows students to obtain work experience in the sector throughout the other days as well as conduct independent learning and assessment work. This also allows students to manage work and family commitments they may have during the course.

Students will receive approximately 8 hours of teaching time per week throughout the full-time course, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students have the option to contact an additional support team to develop key study skills such as referencing and academic writing style. We have found this to be a very useful aspect of the course, especially for anyone who has had a break in education and is returning to studies, however the service is available for all students who attend the course.

Entry requirements would usually be one of the following:

  • 48 UCAS Tariff Points – Level 3 qualifications, these may include: A Level or BTEC National Diploma (PPP) or a Foundation Diploma, in a relevant subject area
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition of Prior Experience (RPEL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within the Sport, Health and Coaching sectors, including sports coaches/practitioners who would like to strengthen their portfolio with an academic background.

This course provides a range of skills and competencies relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including teaching PE (primary, secondary and SEND school), practitioner work (such as strength and conditioning coaches, sports psychologists and performance analysts), as well as returning to higher education to lecture. Some of these opportunities have been developed from work experience provided on the course such as working with the Scunthorpe United FC team, working within schools/colleges and sports coaching companies.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include studying at masters’ level and also teaching qualifications such as PGCE for those wanting to teach their specialist subject.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: C628
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125