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BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences (Sandwich)

Bournemouth University
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Course UCAS code: CX81
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.** Psychology has rapidly become a fundamental part of sports coaching and so we've developed a course that perfectly combines both disciplines to give you a solid understanding of psychology and the methods you can use to enhance sporting performance. This course covers sports coaching, sports psychology, performance analysis and the management of sports performance. Our sport performance laboratories will enable you to measure the impact that changes to a training regime can have, and how you as a coach can use that information to improve the performance of athletes or teams. On the course you will not just be learning to coach but will be learning a comprehensive understanding on the scientific principles of coaching as well. You will have access to our brand new sport performance laboratories, enabling you to hone in on your scientific skills measuring the impact changes to a training regime can have and how this can better an athletes or team's performance. Your work placement is more than just an opportunity to put your learning into practice – it provides you with a fantastic chance to make professional connections. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world. We have established placement links for our students within AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United FC, Henley Royal Regatta, Oakmeadians RFC Ltd and Active Dorset. You will be able to work in a magnitude of different job roles including Sport Psychology Intern, Soccer Coach, Student Teaching Assistant, Activities Counselor, Assistant Community Project Officer and Team Performance Analyst & Coach. 90% of our final year students who study Sport and Exercise Science courses were overall were satisfied with the quality of the course (National Student Survey, 2018).
You will study a number of units including introduction to sport and exercise psychology, principles of coaching, sport management, social perspectives in sport, research skills, functional anatomy, research methods, exercise physiology, psychology of exercise, psychology of human performance, developing coaching principles, personal and professional development in sport, dissertation, applied sport psychology, performance analysis in coaching along with a number of optional units and a 30 week work placement in your third year.
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15 January

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Bournemouth is an amazing student city, with new club nights on all the time and a great atmosphere. The beach is lovely and the centre of student life in the Summer. Everybody is friendly, with a great diverse student body. There’s loads of places in town - try the Buffalo, a short bus ride away from the centre but with amazing drinks and staff. The tutors are great, providing interesting and dynamic lectures and offering a load of support and guidance.

Future Student Enquiries:
Tel. 01202 961916
Email. [email protected]

Future Student Enquiries:
Tel. 01202 961916
Email. [email protected]

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  • arch_student's avatar by arch_student on 25th July 2019
    It was fine. The academics were the best part, and the archaeology department is excellent, all the staff are really friendly and they all know you by name cause the course is so small. The uni itself is not the best but definitely not the worst I've seen, and SUBU is pretty good. Accommodation is quite bad, but the quality of the housing is fine, there's just not enough of it. Student houses are usually awful, but there are some good ones around. My overall uni experience has been pretty fine with Bournemouth.
  • Deivid's avatar by Deivid on 24th January 2019
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