Kingston University London - Sport Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Sport Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons)

On this practical course, you'll develop practical coaching skills as well as study the science behind effective coaching, performance, leadership, and sports analysis. You'll have access to sophisticated equipment to measure the physiological responses to exercise and analyze sports movements and skills.

Modules cover psychology, motivation, human physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, and notational analysis. A project or dissertation on a selected topic will develop your independent learning skills.

You will gain the CIMSPA Coaching Assistant qualification after completing your first year.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
  • You will gain the CIMSPA Coaching Assistant qualification after completing your first year.
  • We have two specialist environmental chambers that can adjust heat/humidity levels and simulate altitude environments.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    96–120 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year from Level 3 qualifications.
  • A-levels (or equivalent) to include a minimum of grade C in either PE, Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Psycho,logy or Chemistry. General Studies not accepted.
  • Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science or Applied Science or Applied Biology with grades MMM.
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

You'll be ready to develop a career in sports development and coaching-related roles in both the public and private sectors. There are opportunities to work with athletes in national and international competitions, as well as in grassroots sports.

Career opportunities after completing Sport Science (Coaching) BSc (Hons)

  • Exercise physiologist.
  • Fitness center manager.
  • Personal trainer.
  • Primary school teacher.
  • Secondary school teacher.
  • Sports administrator.
  • Sports coach.
  • Sports development officer

Course Details

This course introduces the theory and practice of effective coaching and leadership. You will take part in a practical-based coaching module, exploring the theories that underpin coaching and leadership roles in sports and exercise. You will learn to understand sports as an academic subject. Other modules cover key concepts in sports and exercise psychology, such as motivation and personality. There are also modules regarding human physiology and an introduction to anatomy and biomechanics. In addition, you will be introduced to the essential principles of scientific investigation.

Year 1

Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology 1
Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
The Science and Practice of Coaching

Year 2

Core Modules:
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Analysis in Sport and Exercise
Sport Coaching Theory
Optional Modules:
Sport and Exercise Psychology 2
Health and Exercise Physiology

Year 3

Core Modules:
Applied Notational Analysis
Coaching Practice
Sports and Exercise Science Project
Optional Modules:
Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids
Applied Sport Psychology
Biomechanics of Sport Performance and Injury

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