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BSc (Hons) Adventure Sport and Coaching Science with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

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If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the honours degree programme, you can choose to start at foundation year stage.

  • Start your journey on a four-year course – which includes a foundation year – to help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need
  • Choose the foundation year route if you’re considering a change in career, want to learn more about a new subject area, or don’t meet the entry requirements to join our three-year BSc (Hons) right now
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of coaching science and human performance and apply it directly to adventure sport in diverse outdoor environments
  • Improve your practical and professional skills by studying at our dedicated Outdoor Leadership Centre 
  • Harness state-of-the-art technology for sports science research in the impressive laboratories at our Derby campus
  • Gain practical experience on fieldtrips: there may be the opportunity to go on expeditions in the UK or even overseas
  • Learn from experienced and knowledgeable staff who specialise in outdoor and adventure sport
  • Strengthen your CV by taking the opportunity to achieve National Governing Body coaching awards and first aid qualifications
  • Take full advantage of our location on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the backdrop for a vast array of adventure sports
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