Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching, BSc Hons

Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching, BSc Hons

This programme is based on BSc Hons Sports Science programme but approximately a quarter of the content is focused on football coaching. The programme provides a strong background in the current disciplines of sports science. This will enable you to analyse and evaluate sporting performance, particularly football. At the end of your degree, you should have the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a range of sports- and exercise-related careers, particularly in relation to football.

During all three years of the degree students will have the opportunity of a structured internship with Charlton Athletic FC in either coaching or sport science.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a rigorous academic and practical knowledge base in sports science, performance analysis and coaching in football
  • To develop your knowledge of coaching theory and practice, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and psychology
  • To provide you with comprehensive practical experience for working with, assessing and coaching football players.
  • To enable you to develop professional and reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. You can build on these throughout your professional life, enhancing your self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning.

UCAS code



Life & Sports Sciences


Medway Campus


3 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

260 UCAS points

FROM two or more science A-levels, for example from biology, sports science, physical education, human biology, mathematics, physics (or similar)

OR BTEC National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications will be considered

PLUS at least five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and science (or equivalent). Mathematics GSCE must be at Grade B or equivalent.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

* Applicants are recommended to gain a Level 1 coaching award before start of degree.


Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, presentations and project reports.

Career options

Career opportunities exist in sports related environments such as football coaching, sports science support, sports development, health education and promotion, self-employed opportunities, personal trainers and advisors. Graduates can also continue on to postgraduate programmes such as teaching, physiotherapy, research and specialist courses.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 45 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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