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Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

Three years full-time (Part-time options available)

The BSc Sports Coaching degree at Hartpury strives to be different. We engage in a variety of real world coaching issues, seek to inspire through challenging, stimulating and industry-related activities and develop students equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitude to be the best they can become.

You will meet, shadow, work with and learn from highly qualified and passionate staff, who are all directly working within the coaching industry, plus you’ll learn in and beyond the ‘classroom’ - on the field, in the sports hall, in the gym and in the workplace. You’ll take pride in calling yourself a coach.

While this degree is essentially for aspiring coaches, it also includes aspects of sports training and testing, performance analysis, sport development and sport psychology. In this way, it broadens students’ horizons and offers possibilities for those who may be interested in pursuing careers in related areas of the industry.

We’ll give you the best possible chance of getting the job of your dreams. You’ll link with industry professionals locally and further afield, benefiting from Hartpury’s excellent links and partnerships. And we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills, but even more importantly, the values, attitudes and understanding of how to positively contribute to your chosen workplace and flourish there.

Being employable is also about showing that you are prepared to push yourself and gain as much experience in coaching as you can. You will have the opportunity to complete UK Coaching Certificates alongside your degree, with Hartpury being an approved educational centre for Rugby Union and The Football Association. You will also be given opportunities to participate in additional sport courses and workshops, for example in athletics and handball, as you develop an impressive coaching portfolio.

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathematics 

A Level | Typical offer is ABB or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject (exclusing General Studies).

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a DDM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University Centre?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.