Glyndwr University

FdSc Coaching: Sport and Fitness

Why choose this course?

Our FdSc sports coaching degree has been designed to offer our students a hands-on approach to learning coaching skills and approaches whilst incorporating our outstanding geographical location within North Wales.

The course:

  • provides you with all the necessary skills and insight required to work within the sports and fitness industry
  • involves collaboration with external partners to help ensure you leave us with a CV bursting with number of recognised awards and qualifications
  • helps you to get that first foot on the employment ladder. 
  • *is part of a subject area rated 2nd in Wales for satisfaction with teaching in the Sports Science subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022. 

Entry Requirements

For entry onto our degree programme, we require the following: 

  • At least 48-72 UCAS points at A2 level or equivalent. 
  • Experience in a sports/fitness coaching environment is an advantage but not essential. 

If students have been out of education for more than 5 years, they must submit a personal statement to the programme team even if they have the required UCAS points.  

Career Prospects

Common graduate employment pathways include sport, leisure, tourism, management, education, research and health and fitness, including: 

  • Sports Coach 
  • Outdoor Pursuit Instructor 
  • Sports Development Officer 
  • Health Practitioner 
  • Personal Trainer 
  • Sports Performance Analyst 
  • Teacher 
  • Strength and Conditioner 
  • Military Services PT instructor 

Course Details

The FdSc degree is initially made up of a two-year study programme, with the option after the FdSc is completed to enrol on a 1-year top-up. Completion of the top-up year will provide students with a full BSc (Hons) qualification.


In this year students are introduced to all the elements associated with sport and fitness. Students gain an understanding of the link from theory to practice across a range of disciplines including Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, performance analysis and aspects of psychology and physiology. You will have 36 hours of contact time per module. 


  • Fitness and Conditioning for Sport (20 credits) 
  • Analysing Performance: Making a Difference (20 credits) T
  • Understanding the Coaching Process (20 credits) 
  • Outdoor Pursuits (20 credits) 
  • Fundamental Skills in Sport (20 credits) T
  • Academic Discovery within the Sports Sciences (20 credits) T



  • Fitness and Conditioning Methods in Practice. (20 credits)
  • Analysing Performance: Technique Impacting Tactics (20 credits)
  • Becoming a Coach (20 credits) 
  • Delivering Outdoor Pursuits (20 credits) 
  • Coaching Environments (20 credits) 
  • Academic Discovery - Building Strong Research Ideas (20 credits) 
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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