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95% of BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching students at Lincoln were satisfied overall with their course according to the National Student Survey 2021.

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Welcome to BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

Sports coaches inspire teams and individuals to achieve their goals, working across a variety of sports and a range of levels, from elite athletes to local clubs.

Lincoln's BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree has been developed to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory, and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally-focused lectures and seminars.

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

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching

Sports coaches inspire teams and individuals to achieve their goals, working across a variety of sports and a range of levels, from elite athletes to local clubs.

Lincoln's BSc (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree has been developed to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory, and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally-focused lectures and seminars.

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

How You Study

Drawing on contemporary research, the degree aims to help students to develop their expertise and knowledge in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, and managing and evaluating sport development schemes.

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

Students are able to tailor their learning to suit their individual interests and career aspirations by choosing from a range of optional modules. These
include Physical Activity and Health; Performance Analysis; Psychology of Performance and Participation; and Project Management for Sport.

In their third year, students are expected to complete a dissertation, which enables them to undertake independent study on a topic of their choice and work to develop key skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

Drawing on contemporary research, the degree aims to help students to develop their expertise and knowledge in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, and managing and evaluating sport development schemes.

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

Students are able to tailor their learning to suit their individual interests and career aspirations by choosing from a range of optional modules. These
include Physical Activity and Health; Performance Analysis; Psychology of Performance and Participation; and Project Management for Sport.

In their third year, students are expected to complete a dissertation, which enables them to undertake independent study on a topic of their choice and work to develop key skills, such as critical analysis and evaluation.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Sport and Exercise Science

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year. 

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Sport and Exercise Science aims to ensure that applied practice is embedded within our programmes and this may be in the form of classes in labs, clinical settings, or the sports hall. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, and lab teaching. Whilst the pattern may vary across modules, the principle of a mix of face-to-face and online provision will be maintained across your programme of study.

Practical classes will be in appropriate sized groups to accommodate social distancing in line with the Government guidance and will provide engaging and applied learning. If recommended you may be required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in some practical classes to ensure safety and the School will provide any necessary PPE for practical and applied work. Module Co- ordinators will choose the approach that best suits their module. As a School, we are noted for our student-centred curriculum which is underpinned by real world experiences including placements. It is intended that these will continue and we will engage with stakeholders to ensure that wherever possible we can provide opportunities for you in the community to support your studies. The courses will be assessed by a range of methods including coursework, presentations and examinations, some of which may be online. All programmes have performance/ practical based assessments that will be run safely and within Government guidance.

Two other aspects remain and are key to our provision. Firstly, you will have a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. Typically students would have regular face-to-face group meetings with their academic tutor and we plan to keep these sessions face-to-face.  Secondly, independent learning continues to be an essential aspect of learning within all programme, and guided reading and other independent engagement remains key, this year as any, to performing well in your studies. Your tutorial sessions will help you adjust to the learning expectations at university.

By the time term starts in October we hope that the Covid-19 situation will have improved, but if required we will adjust teaching in line with Government guidance. Any communication regarding change will be via our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, which will deliver an email to each student.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support.  Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation/ 

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at cthomas@lincoln.ac.uk

Very best wishes,

Cathy Thomas

Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science

† Some courses may offer optional modules. 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.

Developing Physical Literacy 2022-23SES1026MLevel 42022-23A 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.CoreFoundations in Sport and Exercise Science 2022-23SES1051MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreFundamentals of Teaching and Coaching 2022-23SES1055MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreResearch Skills 2022-23SES1023MLevel 42022-23On 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.CoreSociological Issues in PE and Sport 2022-23SES1028MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreSport Development Environment 2022-23SES1052MLevel 42022-23This 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).CoreAdvanced Research Methods 2023-24SES2055MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreApplied Principles of Teaching and Coaching 2023-24SES2056MLevel 52023-24This module aims to develop the students 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.CoreFitness Testing & Training 2023-24SES2027MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalPerformance Analysis 2023-24SES2028MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalPhysical Activity and Health 2023-24SES2029MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalPolicy in Sport Development & Physical Education 2023-24SES2031MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalProject Management for Sport 2023-24SES2032MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalPsychology of Performance and Participation 2023-24SES2033MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalSport, Physical Education and Social Theory 2023-24SES2034MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalStudy Abroad 2023-24SES2245MLevel 52023-24Students 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 availableOptionalDissertation 2024-25SES3024MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreCritical Issues in Coaching 2024-25SES3020MLevel 62024-25The 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.OptionalHealth Promotion and Development 2024-25SES3021MLevel 62024-25The 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.OptionalInclusive Sport and Physical Activity 2024-25SES3022MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalNew Directions in Physical Education 2024-25SES3018MLevel 62024-25This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills gained in years one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of contemporary issues in Physical Education. The central aims of the module are to build on students existing understanding of the philosophical, political and sociological components of physical education by critically engaging with research and reflecting on their practical experiences within other modules. The specific objectives of the module are to: - Engage in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of Physical Education. - Encourage students to interrogate current trends emerging within physical education such as the Primary Premium. - Utilise current research to create a deeper and critical understanding of the wider physical education context, such as international perspectives in Physical Education.OptionalScientific Support in Practice 2024-25SES3023MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalSocial Justice Issues in Sport and Physical Activity 2024-25SES3256MLevel 62024-25OptionalStrategic Management in Sport 2024-25SES3059MLevel 62024-25Optional

† Some courses may offer optional modules. 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.

Developing Physical Literacy 2021-22SES1026MLevel 42021-22A 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.CoreFoundations in Sport and Exercise Science 2021-22SES1051MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreFundamentals of Teaching and Coaching 2021-22SES1055MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreResearch Skills 2021-22SES1023MLevel 42021-22On 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.CoreSociological Issues in PE and Sport 2021-22SES1028MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreSport Development Environment 2021-22SES1052MLevel 42021-22This 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).CoreAdvanced Research Methods 2022-23SES2055MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreApplied Principles of Teaching and Coaching 2022-23SES2056MLevel 52022-23This module aims to develop the students 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.CoreFitness Testing & Training 2022-23SES2027MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalPerformance Analysis 2022-23SES2028MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalPhysical Activity and Health 2022-23SES2029MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalPolicy in Sport Development & Physical Education 2022-23SES2031MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalProject Management for Sport 2022-23SES2032MLevel 52022-23The 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.OptionalPsychology of Performance and Participation 2022-23SES2033MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalSport, Physical Education and Social Theory 2022-23SES2034MLevel 52022-23This 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.OptionalStudy Abroad 2022-23SES2245MLevel 52022-23Students 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 availableOptionalDissertation 2023-24SES3024MLevel 62023-24The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreCritical Issues in Coaching 2023-24SES3020MLevel 62023-24The 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.OptionalHealth Promotion and Development 2023-24SES3021MLevel 62023-24The 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.OptionalInclusive Sport and Physical Activity 2023-24SES3022MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalNew Directions in Physical Education 2023-24SES3018MLevel 62023-24This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills gained in years one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of contemporary issues in Physical Education. The central aims of the module are to build on students existing understanding of the philosophical, political and sociological components of physical education by critically engaging with research and reflecting on their practical experiences within other modules. The specific objectives of the module are to: - Engage in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of Physical Education. - Encourage students to interrogate current trends emerging within physical education such as the Primary Premium. - Utilise current research to create a deeper and critical understanding of the wider physical education context, such as international perspectives in Physical Education.OptionalScientific Support in Practice 2023-24SES3023MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalSocial Justice Issues in Sport and Physical Activity 2023-24SES3256MLevel 62023-24OptionalStrategic Management in Sport 2023-24SES3059MLevel 62023-24Optional

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

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

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

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

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

How you are assessed

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.

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.

Stephen Lynch - Programme Leader

Stephen Lynch - Programme Leader

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Facilities

The University of Lincoln’s 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. 

Placements

The course has strong links with a number of external partners, including British Orienteering, British Canoeing, Active Lincolnshire, Lincoln City Football Club, and Lincolnshire Cricket. Local partnerships 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.

The College of Social Science’s Work Opportunities Hub is available to support students who are seeking to enhance their studies by engaging with a variety of work settings.

"This course has given me an excellent foundation in sport development and I have been able to use this knowledge in my current role in the sports industry."

Konrad Bem, Sport Development and Coaching graduate

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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Related Courses

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.
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