Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: £7500 per year

Your future

Students are able to progress onto the BSc Sports Science (Top-up).

Entry requirements

2019 entry

  • Year 1: 64 UCAS points from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or 3 A levels (1 x Science preferred)
  • Year 2: 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject + bridging assignment (may be required)

2020 entry

  • Year 1: 72 UCAS points from a Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or 3 A levels (1 x Science preferred
  • Year 2: 120 Credits at Level 4 in relevant subject + bridging assignment (may be required)

Course Information

The programme has been constructed to allow for the development of fundamental knowledge, strength and conditioning, performance analysis and coaching in year one. These skills are enhanced and applied in year two.

This Foundation Degree in Sports Science offers a unique opportunity to individualise students’ learning towards their personal career goals and create a subject specialism in their preferred subject area. Research projects as well as an applied experience module will enable students to tailor their learning to determine their subject specialism in sports and equip them with skills and experience for their desired career.

Alongside their study, students will have the opportunity to gain additional vocational professional qualifications at an additional cost to enhance their future employability in coaching or personal training strength and conditioning or teaching.

All students will be given guaranteed placement opportunities either at our brand new Sports Centre, within local primary or secondary school, through other local sports partnerships, or with the college’s professional sports partners Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town Football Club or Leicester City Women’s FC. The type and location of the placement is dependent upon students’ chosen pathway and desired future career.

Upon completion of the two year programme students will be equipped with all the skills they need to gain employment in their chosen area or continue their studies onto the Top-Up Degree.

BMC Sports Academies

Students also have the opportunity to play for the Mansfield Town Football Academy, the Leicester Tigers Rugby Academy, or Leicester City Women’s FC Academy, allowing them to experience high-level training and competitions alongside studying for their Degree Level qualifications at BMC (subject to trial).

If students play for any of these academies during their time at BMC, they will benefit from professional football or rugby coaching from the respective clubs. Coaches include ex-professional players that provide high quality coaching to ensure that students are able to play to their highest ability.

In addition, academy players will have access to BMC’s strength and conditioning gym, where a qualified strength and conditioning coach will be available to ensure that players are in the optimal physical condition for their sport.  A physio and an analyst will also be available.

Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Human Anatomy and Kinesiology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Research Skills
  • Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • Introduction to Performance Analysis

Year 2 Modules

  • Sport and Exercise for Specific Populations
  • Team Psychology and Group Behaviour
  • Research Methods
  • Lab based Physiology for Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • Strength and Conditioning and Injury Prevention
  • Applied Performance Analysis and Biomechanics

Assessment methods are varied including coursework, practical assessment and exams.

Enrichment and Employability

All students will be given guaranteed placement opportunities either at our brand new sports centre, within local primary or secondary school, through other local sports partnerships or with the college’s professional sports partners Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town Football Club or Leicester City Women’s FC, depending on the students’ chosen pathway and desired future career.

Opportunities to play in the colleges sports teams or play recreational sport are available to all students.

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