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FD Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching)

Course overview

The FD Sport and Exer­cise Sci­ence (Coach­ing) foun­da­tion degree will pro­vide you with the skills and knowl­edge to pre­pare you for a career in sport, leisure or the health indus­try as well as top up to the full BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exer­cise Science(Coaching) at UCP(Peterborough Campus).

This course fol­lows a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary approach where you will study core mod­ules such as phys­i­ol­o­gy, psy­chol­o­gy and coach­ing, and learn about the inter­ac­tion between these core dis­ci­plines as expe­ri­enced in real life set­tings. You will also have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to study applied mod­ules and tai­lor your degree to your pref­er­ence through mod­ules such as per­for­mance analy­sis, strength & con­di­tion­ing and the devel­op­ing ath­lete. You will devel­op a the­o­ret­i­cal under­stand­ing of sport, exer­cise and coach­ing sci­ences and be able to apply it with­in practice.

These scienti?c meth­ods are explored with a spe­cialised lab­o­ra­to­ry envi­ron­ment util­is­ing the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and ana­lyt­i­cal equip­ment in a small, friend­ly and sup­port­ive set­ting. As well as lec­tures and sem­i­nars, stu­dents will use the state-of-the-art sports lab­o­ra­to­ry, gym facil­i­ties at Stam­ford Fit­ness and sports hall at Bor­derville Sports Centre.

Employ­a­bil­i­ty is a key theme and will be embed­ded into your mod­ules. Through­out your stud­ies you will gain signi?cant expe­ri­ence in the sports indus­try work­ing with sports teams and organ­i­sa­tions such as Peter­bor­ough Unit­ed Foot­ball Club/​Stamford AFC, Peter­bor­ough Row­ing Club and a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions in the local­i­ty of Stam­ford and the sur­round­ing area. Pre­vi­ous stu­dents have worked in local schools as teach­ing assis­tants in PE lessons gain­ing valu­able expe­ri­ence in teach­ing (an enhanced DBS check is required), where­as oth­ers have obtained intern­ships work­ing with sports academies.

The cours­es at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough are stud­ied in small­er class sizes com­pared with oth­er uni­ver­si­ties, a typ­i­cal class size is under 30 students.

Read the full course infor­ma­tion here.




This course has allowed me to gain knowl­edge in foot­ball coach­ing. I now have a Sports Leader Award whilst study­ing here and have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to progress to Uni!

Liam Harper



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