BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

Sport Development and Coaching is one of the University’s Sport Science courses ranked in the top 10 per cent in the UK for learning resources according to the National Student Survey 2017.

The Course

The Sport Development and Coaching degree draws upon contemporary research aimed at helping students to develop their expertise and ability in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, as well as developing, managing and evaluating sport development schemes

This multi-disciplinary degree is underpinned by high-quality scientific research and field investigations. There are strong links with national governing bodies of sport and a network of local schools and sports clubs. The programme aims to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally focused lectures and interactive seminar activities.

Students have access to specialist sport physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories in the Human Performance Centre, as well as a range of sports facilities and fitness equipment which are provided by the University’s Sports Centre.

The Course

The Sport Development and Coaching degree draws upon contemporary research aimed at helping students to develop their expertise and ability in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, as well as developing, managing and evaluating sport development schemes

This multi-disciplinary degree is underpinned by high-quality scientific research and field investigations. There are strong links with national governing bodies of sport and a network of local schools and sports clubs. The programme aims to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally focused lectures and interactive seminar activities.

Students have access to specialist sport physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories in the Human Performance Centre, as well as a range of sports facilities and fitness equipment which are provided by the University’s Sports Centre.

Year one introduces students to areas of study such as the sport development environment, physical literacy, sociological issues, and the foundations of sport and exercise science. The first year also includes core modules such as the Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching and Research Skills, both of which are developed in years two and three.

Students have the opportunity to tailor their learning in year two by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Physical Activity and Health, Performance Analysis, Psychology of Performance, and Project Management, all of which can be developed in the final year of study.

The dissertation in year three represents the final stage of a student’s learning on the degree. Students can undertake independent study on a topic of their choice and can develop key thinking skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation.

This course has strong links with external partners, including national governing bodies of sport and a network of secondary primary and special schools throughout the country. These relationships offer the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Developing Physical Literacy (Core)
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Developing Physical Literacy (Core)

A high-quality physical education or coaching programme can develop a range of physical and cognitive skills within a child that can subsequently encourage positive life experiences. These experiences can include confidence development, the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, alongside experiencing achievement whilst fulfilling potential. Through theoretical and practical experiences, including a school placement, this module aims to develop the knowledge and applied understanding of concepts and practices that can support child development.

Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)
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Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)

This module aims to examine the structure and function of the human body during sport and exercise. It will seek to address the physiological, biomechanical and psychological determinants of performance, with the aim of enabling students to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles involved and introducing students to a range of practical skills for measuring performance in the laboratory and/or field.

Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching (Core)
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Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching (Core)

This module is designed to provide students with a range of practical experiences in a variety of sports, and serves as an introduction to fundamental coaching methods, as applied to a range of scenarios and environments. It aims to increase students’ awareness of learning and pedagogy, coaching philosophy and session structure. It aims to introduce the ‘four pillars’ of coaching: organisation, management, communication and differentiation.

Research Skills (Core)
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Research Skills (Core)

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods.

This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)
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Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the field of sociology as applied to the study of sport and physical education. Students will be encouraged to think critically about sport and its place in society and in education.

In particular, subjects such as the stratification of society (i.e. by ‘race’, sex, religion, class, age, ability etc.) and the sporting experiences of different social groups in the community and in schools, can be investigated.

This module encourages students to think critically about sport, PE and their (reciprocal) relationships with politics, the media and broader social processes such as sportisation and commercialisation.

Sport Development Environment (Core)
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Sport Development Environment (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the structure of, and central issues in, the present sport development environment.

It aims to provide an overview of the structure and purpose of sports organisations and describes the hierarchical relationship between the major agencies responsible for delivering sport. Students are encouraged to begin developing a critical understanding of government aims and objectives and how they impact on those working at the delivery level (e.g. coaches, teachers, Sports Development Officers).

Advanced Research Methods (Core)
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Advanced Research Methods (Core)

This module aims to build directly on the key concepts delivered at level one through the Research Skills module. Students have the opportunity to advance their understanding of research enquiry, and the chance to gain an introduction to a range of methodologies applicable to sport development, coaching and physical education research. Independent research activities can aid the development of analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.

Applied Principles of Teaching and Coaching (Core)
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Applied Principles of Teaching and Coaching (Core)

This module aims to develop the student’s knowledge of pedagogical concepts, which were first experienced at level one in Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching, and to continue to develop the key pillars of coaching through the application of the spiral curriculum. Within this module students are expected to consider the wider context in which teaching and coaching takes place.

Fitness Testing & Training (Option)
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Fitness Testing & Training (Option)

This module aims to address why an understanding of core fitness components is essential for the coach in practice, investigates key training principles and how these can be integrated into coaching session plans, and seeks to explore applied testing and training approaches to evaluate individual and group performance ability. Each of these aspects can be considered in the context of coaching experience, practice and application.

Performance Analysis (Option)
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Performance Analysis (Option)

This optional module provides an opportunity for students to build on knowledge gained at level one within the Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science module. Students can develop their understanding of the theory underpinning the subject, as well as field-based performance analysis strategies and their application to assessment of practical sport.

Physical Activity and Health (Option)
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Physical Activity and Health (Option)

This introductory health module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge of the positive role of ‘physical activity’ in society. A major emphasis will be placed on identifying the key factors involved in determining health status; addressing the link between sedentary behaviour and health.

Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)
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Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to build on the knowledge and concepts developed within the level one module Sport Development Environment and enable students to advance their understanding of the central strategies and policies in sport development, physical education and school sport.

The central aim of this module is to allow students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of major sport policies and strategies and to explore sport provision at a local level, in order to think analytically about the policy process and the complexities associated with policy implementation.

Project Management for Sport (Option)
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Project Management for Sport (Option)

The module is designed to encourage students to learn about the concept of project management and to understand how it relates to sport. The Lincolnshire Event Safety Partnership guidance will be used within this module to provide students with an opportunity to develop realistic and local knowledge about project management within a contemporary setting.

Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)
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Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)

This module aims to introduce and develop knowledge of key concepts and theories that describe and explain the importance of psychology in sport, exercise and physical education settings.

Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)
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Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)

This module aims to provide students with a formal introduction to social theory and its application to the study of sociological problems in sport and PE.

It is intended to build on the level one module, Sociological Issues in Sport and PE, by providing the opportunity to examine a variety of topics in sport from different theoretical perspectives. Students are encouraged to understand that all sociological observations are guided by theory, while also comparing and critiquing the range of approaches to sport introduced in the module. A selection of sociological sporting phenomena will be used to illustrate the importance of theory in guiding any sociological study.

Study Abroad (Option)
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Study Abroad (Option)

Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future.

The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree.

The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures.

*Only a limited number of places are available

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education (Option)
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Contemporary Issues in Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills obtained at levels one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of central issues in Physical Education.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage students in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of PE and school sport.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current political trends emerging within physical education such as, the Primary Premium.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to work in schools thus sensitising them to the pressures and problems currently facing professionals in the field.

Critical Issues in Coaching (Option)
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Critical Issues in Coaching (Option)

The module aims to provide students with the support and opportunity to apply the coaching knowledge gained at levels one and two in a vocational situation and challenges them to discuss contemporary issues in the coaching and sports pedagogy literature.

Dissertation (Core)
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Dissertation (Core)

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Health Promotion and Development (Option)
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Health Promotion and Development (Option)

The module gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity/inactivity and population health. This module will seek to develop knowledge on the role of ‘preventive healthcare’ (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area.

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)
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Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore notions of disability within the context of sport and physical activity. The programme aims to place competing models of disability, theories of disability and disabling barriers at the centre of a reflective investigation of sport and activity provision for people with disabilities. The module aims to focus upon private, public and voluntary sectors with a particular emphasis on National Governing Bodies, school and community sport providers.

Scientific Support in Practice (Option)
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Scientific Support in Practice (Option)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to apply sport and exercise science concepts to coaching practice in order to enhance performance and enjoyment in participants. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop an effective working alliance with clients, with ethics and competency central to the learning experience and models of applied practice.

Sociological Issues in Sports Development (Option)
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Sociological Issues in Sports Development (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the sport development and sociological context strands of the degree by engaging students in the critical analysis of central issues in sport development.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage students in critical sociological debates (especially on social exclusion) that are central to an understanding sport and sports development.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current policies in sport development policy.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to work on a practical sports development project, thus sensitising them to the pressures and problems currently facing professionals in the field.

Strategic Management in Sport (Option)
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Strategic Management in Sport (Option)

This module seeks to critically evaluate the theory and practice of strategic management within a changing sports organisational environment.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Encourage critical examination of the nature of strategic management within sport.
  • Critique its role in contemporary sport and the practical difficulties in formulating and implementing strategy.
  • Consider appropriate developments in improving the performance of sport related operations and activities.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

In the first year, assessment is 89% coursework and 11% practical exams. In the second year it is 96% coursework and 4% practical exams. In the third year it is 70% coursework, 13% practical exams, and 17% written exams.

Essays, reports, posters, oral presentations and portfolios will be used to assess knowledge, understanding and communication skills. Teaching and coaching practicum is also assessed practically throughout the programme.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

We may interview applicants if the applicant has a non-traditional background, falling short of the standard entry requirements but with relevant work experience and professional qualifications.
We look for a strong educational background in sport studies up to Level Three, evidence of voluntary work and coaching practice, demonstrating a commitment to the subject outside of academic studies, and evidence of a variety of transferable skills, including communication, leadership and team working.
Research

There is an active and vibrant research community within the School of Sport and Exercise Science, and students are encouraged to work collaboratively with academic staff on research projects. Academics in the School of Sport and Exercise Science conduct research in a number of areas, including sports psychology, performance analysis, evaluation of health promotion and youth participation

Industry Links and Hands-on Learning

The course has strong links with a number of external partners, including British Orienteering, British Canoeing, and Lincolnshire Sport. Local partnership arrangements with schools, community groups and sports clubs provide additional opportunities for students to engage in relevant work experience.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits to include 30 at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English, Maths and science/sports related subject.

We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Year one introduces students to areas of study such as the sport development environment, physical literacy, sociological issues, and the foundations of sport and exercise science. The first year also includes core modules such as the Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching and Research Skills, both of which are developed in years two and three.

Students have the opportunity to tailor their learning in year two by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Physical Activity and Health, Performance Analysis, Psychology of Performance, and Project Management for Sport, all of which can be developed in the final year of study.

The dissertation in year three represents the final stage of a student’s learning on the degree. Students can undertake independent study on a topic of their choice and can develop key thinking skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation.

This course has strong links with external partners, including national governing bodies of sport and a network of secondary primary and special schools throughout the country. These relationships offer the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Developing Physical Literacy (Core)
Find out more

Developing Physical Literacy (Core)

A high-quality physical education or coaching programme can develop a range of physical and cognitive skills within a child that can subsequently encourage positive life experiences. These experiences can include confidence development, the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, alongside experiencing achievement whilst fulfilling potential. Through theoretical and practical experiences, including a school placement, this module aims to develop the knowledge and applied understanding of concepts and practices that can support child development.

Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)
Find out more

Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)

This module aims to examine the structure and function of the human body during sport and exercise. It will seek to address the physiological, biomechanical and psychological determinants of performance, with the aim of enabling students to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles involved and introducing students to a range of practical skills for measuring performance in the laboratory and/or field.

Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching (Core)
Find out more

Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching (Core)

This module is designed to provide students with a range of practical experiences in a variety of sports, and serves as an introduction to fundamental coaching methods, as applied to a range of scenarios and environments. It aims to increase students’ awareness of learning and pedagogy, coaching philosophy and session structure. It aims to introduce the ‘four pillars’ of coaching: organisation, management, communication and differentiation.

Research Skills (Core)
Find out more

Research Skills (Core)

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods.

This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)
Find out more

Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the field of sociology as applied to the study of sport and physical education. Students will be encouraged to think critically about sport and its place in society and in education.

In particular, subjects such as the stratification of society (i.e. by ‘race’, sex, religion, class, age, ability etc.) and the sporting experiences of different social groups in the community and in schools, can be investigated.

This module encourages students to think critically about sport, PE and their (reciprocal) relationships with politics, the media and broader social processes such as sportisation and commercialisation.

Sport Development Environment (Core)
Find out more

Sport Development Environment (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the structure of, and central issues in, the present sport development environment.

It aims to provide an overview of the structure and purpose of sports organisations and describes the hierarchical relationship between the major agencies responsible for delivering sport. Students are encouraged to begin developing a critical understanding of government aims and objectives and how they impact on those working at the delivery level (e.g. coaches, teachers, Sports Development Officers).

Advanced Research Methods (Core)
Find out more

Advanced Research Methods (Core)

This module aims to build directly on the key concepts delivered at level one through the Research Skills module. Students have the opportunity to advance their understanding of research enquiry, and the chance to gain an introduction to a range of methodologies applicable to sport development, coaching and physical education research. Independent research activities can aid the development of analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.

Applied Principles of Teaching and Coaching (Core)
Find out more

Applied Principles of Teaching and Coaching (Core)

This module aims to develop the student’s knowledge of pedagogical concepts, which were first experienced at level one in Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching, and to continue to develop the key pillars of coaching through the application of the spiral curriculum. Within this module students are expected to consider the wider context in which teaching and coaching takes place.

Fitness Testing & Training (Option)
Find out more

Fitness Testing & Training (Option)

This module aims to address why an understanding of core fitness components is essential for the coach in practice, investigates key training principles and how these can be integrated into coaching session plans, and seeks to explore applied testing and training approaches to evaluate individual and group performance ability. Each of these aspects can be considered in the context of coaching experience, practice and application.

Performance Analysis (Option)
Find out more

Performance Analysis (Option)

This optional module provides an opportunity for students to build on knowledge gained at level one within the Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science module. Students can develop their understanding of the theory underpinning the subject, as well as field-based performance analysis strategies and their application to assessment of practical sport.

Physical Activity and Health (Option)
Find out more

Physical Activity and Health (Option)

This introductory health module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge of the positive role of ‘physical activity’ in society. A major emphasis will be placed on identifying the key factors involved in determining health status; addressing the link between sedentary behaviour and health.

Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)
Find out more

Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to build on the knowledge and concepts developed within the level one module Sport Development Environment and enable students to advance their understanding of the central strategies and policies in sport development, physical education and school sport.

The central aim of this module is to allow students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of major sport policies and strategies and to explore sport provision at a local level, in order to think analytically about the policy process and the complexities associated with policy implementation.

Project Management for Sport (Option)
Find out more

Project Management for Sport (Option)

The module is designed to encourage students to learn about the concept of project management and to understand how it relates to sport. The Lincolnshire Event Safety Partnership guidance will be used within this module to provide students with an opportunity to develop realistic and local knowledge about project management within a contemporary setting.

Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)
Find out more

Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)

This module aims to introduce and develop knowledge of key concepts and theories that describe and explain the importance of psychology in sport, exercise and physical education settings.

Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)
Find out more

Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)

This module aims to provide students with a formal introduction to social theory and its application to the study of sociological problems in sport and PE.

It is intended to build on the level one module, Sociological Issues in Sport and PE, by providing the opportunity to examine a variety of topics in sport from different theoretical perspectives. Students are encouraged to understand that all sociological observations are guided by theory, while also comparing and critiquing the range of approaches to sport introduced in the module. A selection of sociological sporting phenomena will be used to illustrate the importance of theory in guiding any sociological study.

Study Abroad (Option)
Find out more

Study Abroad (Option)

Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future.

The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree.

The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures.

*Only a limited number of places are available

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education (Option)
Find out more

Contemporary Issues in Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills obtained at levels one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of central issues in Physical Education.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage students in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of PE and school sport.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current political trends emerging within physical education such as, the Primary Premium.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to work in schools thus sensitising them to the pressures and problems currently facing professionals in the field.

Critical Issues in Coaching (Option)
Find out more

Critical Issues in Coaching (Option)

The module aims to provide students with the support and opportunity to apply the coaching knowledge gained at levels one and two in a vocational situation and challenges them to discuss contemporary issues in the coaching and sports pedagogy literature.

Dissertation (Core)
Find out more

Dissertation (Core)

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Health Promotion and Development (Option)
Find out more

Health Promotion and Development (Option)

The module gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity/inactivity and population health. This module will seek to develop knowledge on the role of ‘preventive healthcare’ (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area.

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)
Find out more

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore notions of disability within the context of sport and physical activity. The programme aims to place competing models of disability, theories of disability and disabling barriers at the centre of a reflective investigation of sport and activity provision for people with disabilities. The module aims to focus upon private, public and voluntary sectors with a particular emphasis on National Governing Bodies, school and community sport providers.

Scientific Support in Practice (Option)
Find out more

Scientific Support in Practice (Option)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to apply sport and exercise science concepts to coaching practice in order to enhance performance and enjoyment in participants. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop an effective working alliance with clients, with ethics and competency central to the learning experience and models of applied practice.

Sociological Issues in Sports Development (Option)
Find out more

Sociological Issues in Sports Development (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the sport development and sociological context strands of the degree by engaging students in the critical analysis of central issues in sport development.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage students in critical sociological debates (especially on social exclusion) that are central to an understanding sport and sports development.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current policies in sport development policy.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to work on a practical sports development project, thus sensitising them to the pressures and problems currently facing professionals in the field.

Strategic Management in Sport (Option)
Find out more

Strategic Management in Sport (Option)

This module seeks to critically evaluate the theory and practice of strategic management within a changing sports organisational environment.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Encourage critical examination of the nature of strategic management within sport.
  • Critique its role in contemporary sport and the practical difficulties in formulating and implementing strategy.
  • Consider appropriate developments in improving the performance of sport related operations and activities.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

In the first year, assessment is 89% coursework and 11% practical exams. In the second year it is 96% coursework and 4% practical exams. In the third year it is 70% coursework, 13% practical exams, and 17% written exams.

Essays, reports, posters, oral presentations and portfolios will be used to assess knowledge, understanding and communication skills. Teaching and coaching practicum is also assessed practically throughout the programme.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

We may interview applicants if the applicant has a non-traditional background, falling short of the standard entry requirements but with relevant work experience and professional qualifications.
We look for a strong educational background in sport studies up to Level Three, evidence of voluntary work and coaching practice, demonstrating a commitment to the subject outside of academic studies, and evidence of a variety of transferable skills, including communication, leadership and team working.
Research

There is an active and vibrant research community within the School of Sport and Exercise Science, and students are encouraged to work collaboratively with academic staff on research projects. Academics in the School of Sport and Exercise Science conduct research in a number of areas, including sports psychology, performance analysis, evaluation of health promotion and youth participation

Industry Links and Hands-on Learning

The course has strong links with a number of external partners, including British Orienteering, British Canoeing, and Active Lincolnshire. Local partnership arrangements with schools, community groups and sports clubs provide additional opportunities for students to engage in relevant work experience. The School will cover all reasonable costs associated with work placements.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Work Opportunities Hub

The Work Opportunities Hub is available to support all students within the College of Social Science who are seeking to enhance their studies by engaging with a variety of work settings. This may be as part of their programme or as an activity during term time or holidays. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and living costs while undertaking a placement.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

Lindsay Brown

Programme Leader

I am a physical education teacher at heart, shaped and made at the Scottish School of Physical Education in Glasgow. My particular interests focus on the ways and means by which people with disabilities can be encouraged to take part in sport and physical activity. In that sense, I am an advocate of inclusion and my aim is work with students to promote these values.


Your Future Career

Graduates can progress onto a range of careers in areas such as sport development, coaching and fitness instruction. Graduate-level employment in the uniformed services and postgraduate studies in teaching are also popular choices.

Employability skills can be developed through a bespoke tutorial which forms part of the personal tutorial programme. These are supported by Alumni Events and a Careers in Sports Road Show.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

Graduates can progress onto a range of careers in areas such as sport development, coaching and fitness instruction. Graduate-level employment in the uniformed services and postgraduate studies in teaching are also popular choices.

Employability skills can be developed through a bespoke tutorial which forms part of the personal tutorial programme. These are supported by Alumni Events and a Careers in Sports Road Show.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Human Performance Centre

The University of Lincoln’s state-of-the-art Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. The Centre provides first class sport and exercise support. Our experienced staff have academic and professional expertise in a range of areas including sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, coach education and sports nutrition.

Resources include physiology and biochemistry laboratories, a biomechanics laboratory, a motor control laboratory incorporating a golf specific analysis area, coach education suite, an interview and consultation suite, and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited staff.

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has full access to the University’s Sports and Recreation Centre. A range of educational and recreational activities are utilised to accommodate the needs of both students and staff of the University of Lincoln, providing them with opportunities to participate in fitness classes and many sports based activities.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.