Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2019/20)

International fee

£13,250 per year (2019/20)

UCAS points

120 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

C609 without Industrial Placement, C69I with Industrial Placement

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start date

September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

If you do not achieve the typical entry points required, you may want to consider studying this course with foundation year.

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Course description

Develop specialist skills in performance analysis and coaching to train athletes to their full potential.

Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, this exciting new course will provide you with invaluable knowledge, applied experience and technological skills for a career in a highly competitive arena.

A dynamic combination

Our BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science degree links practical experience of performance analysis and coaching with the latest academic theory. You’ll gain a sound underpinning of sport and exercise science along with specialist skills and knowledge for a career in performance sport.

We adopt an integrated, scientific approach, harnessing the latest coaching and performance analysis technologies, such as Sports Code, Dartfish and Quintic.

Real world learning in action

There are exciting opportunities for you to experience real world learning environments through our innovative learning and assessment strategies. Learning will take place in a non-traditional practical environment whilst the assessment strategy has been designed in collaboration with industry partners to reflect the work undertaken by practitioners in professional sport.

You will gain experience of working in an interdisciplinary environment with internal and external sports teams. We currently offer internship opportunities with organisations such as Derby County FC, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club and the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

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Outstanding specialist facilities

Our new £10.8m  includes a main hall, fitness gym with strength and conditioning area, studios, squash and badminton courts, an internal climbing wall, sprint track, changing rooms, treatment rooms and a café. It complements our existing facilities such as floodlit all-weather pitches and tennis courts.

We have invested in cutting-edge facilities for our sports students. You’ll hone your skills in a well-equipped sport and exercise  and a separate biomechanics laboratory containing the latest equipment to accurately analyse motion. In addition, we use a range of computer software packages for statistical and movement analysis. 

You’ll get to use market leading performance analysis software packages such as Sports Code, iCODA, Hudl, Dartfish and Quintic. To support these analyses you’ll also use our HD cameras, EVS tower system and have access to our suite of MacBook Pros and iPads.

Learn from the experts

Our staff include accredited professionals who will provide you with high quality teaching and support. They are actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy. They are also members of leading professional bodies.

Join Team Derby

If you enjoy a challenge and would like to make the most of your own sporting passion and prowess, you could become involved with Team Derby which is the focal point for the University’s sporting community. It encompasses all aspects of sport, including courses, numerous sports clubs, the Athletics Union and sport development activities.

What you will study

You’ll study modules such as:

  • Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise *Δ
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Sport Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
  • Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise *Δ
  • Performance Analysis Techniques
  • Performance Analysis and Coaching Technologies
  • Sport Coaching: Theory and Practice
  • Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology

 You’ll also choose one from the following optional modules:

  • Athlete Testing and Assessment
  • Field Based Conditioning

This course offers an ‘Industrial Placement Year’ giving you the opportunity to enhance your practical skills by putting theory into practice, network in your industry and stand-out in the graduate job market. The placement year takes place in your third year, once completed, you would return to University to complete your final year of studies.

  • Independent Study for Sport and Exercise*
  • Advanced Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Sport Coaching
  • Applied Sport Science

 You’ll also choose one from the following optional modules:

  • Advanced Athlete Testing and Assessment
  • Advanced Field Based Conditioning
  • Applied Sport Psychology

* Module includes Professional Development Activities

Δ Module includes Work Placement

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Find out more at an Open Day

There’s still time to visit us before the UCAS deadline. Come to our Open Day on 9 January to find out if studying Performance Analysis and Coaching Science at Derby is right for you. Meet our expert teaching team, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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How you will learn

This applied programme will use the latest technology and performance analysis systems in our new £10.8m state-of-the-art sport centre to develop knowledge and skills in the classroom and applied settings. Opportunities will be available for students to work in an interdisciplinary environment, with internal and external sport teams. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an internship with professional and non-professional sport clubs and organisations, to enhance your employability.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including coursework, practicals, exams, and presentations. Assessments will be individual and group based, with a strong emphasis on applied work. All assessment methods have been designed to prepare you for industry.

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Apply by 15 January to start in September

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Without industrial placement

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree

With industrial placement

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Guidance for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

This performance analysis and coaching course equips you with the knowledge and skills for employment in areas such as elite sport, performance analysis, talent identification and sport coaching in the UK and abroad.

You can also consider taking your qualifications to the next level. We now offer the MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science – which includes Sport and Exercise Psychology or Physiology pathways – where you will develop advanced knowledge in your subject. Another option is our MRes (Sport and Exercise) where you can further your applied sport science and research skills.

Programme leader

Dr Tom Outram

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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