M.Sc. Sport Coaching

Loughborough University

Application deadline: Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee:
  • £ 6,250 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 6,250 / Year (National)
  • £ 13,750 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Description

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This programme supports the continuing professional development of sports coaches and those working in closely related fields.

With three awards available, we look to offer a flexible programme of professional development. Core modules focus on the development of professional practice and knowledge for both coaches and coach tutor / educators.

More specialist modules in the areas of psychology, physiology and biomechanics, as well as practitioner research and individual projects, are offered for the full masters degree.

A coaching placement opportunity is offered on the full-time programme. The programme is most suitable for experienced coaches from a development or performance domain, or those who work in coach education.

Teachers who are coaching within a school framework and other candidates with recent and relevant coaching experience will also be considered.

Contents

Compulsory Modules
Semester 1

* The Learning Coach
* The Coaching Process: Concepts and Applications
* Psychology of sports coaching
* Physiology of sport for coaches

Semester 2

* The Coaching Process: Pedagogy & Practice
* Coach Development and Mentoring*
* Practitioner research
* Sports biomechanics for coaches

* Available as a stand alone short course

Summer/Semester 3

* Research Project

Assessment
Coursework, and a thesis of 16,000-20,000 words.

Requirements

Upper second class to lower second class honours degree or equivalent. NGB coaching award highly desirable. Applicants will be asked to provide documentary evidence of qualifications and may be invited for interview.

Acceptable English language qualification

* GCSE English Language - Grade C or above
* IELTS band 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
* TOEFL (ibt) 92 overall Listening 21, Reading 21, Writing 22 and Speaking 22

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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