BSc (Hons) Sports Studies

Are you passionate about a career in the sports and exercise sector? This Sports Studies degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to enter this competitive industry and pursue a career in sports coaching, health, sports development or teaching. You’ll acquire an understanding of several core sports, exercise and physical activity disciplines, including applied coaching and development practice, physiology, psychology, and physical education.

Your teaching and practical exercises will take place at USW Sport Park, our £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development centre, which is regularly used for training by public and professional sport teams. There will also be opportunities to accumulate additional qualifications, such as United Kingdom Coaching Certificates (UKCC) that will enhance your employability.

What you will study

Get the knowledge, skills and experience you need for a career in sport; if you are keen to engage in a practically oriented course with employability embedded throughout this is the course for you! The flexible programme allows you to experience a range of subjects in the first year and make informed choices about the modules you want to study in second and third year. Give yourself more time to find the sporting career pathway that you are interested in.

Year One

Your first year will provide you with the underpinning theory and practice across a broad range of subject areas. You will gain knowledge...

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Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the the touring New Zealand, South African and Australian rugby squads. The 3.7m USW Sport Park has been designed to train and develop our students to their highest potential. The Park is home to dedicated strength and conditioning facilities and state-of-the-art teaching rooms. The sports hall includes a national-standard six badminton court with sprung floor. This complements our excellent outdoor facilities of 11...

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George Rose, course leader

Work and Study Placements

At USW we are proud of our work-based learning opportunities available and believe that as a Sports Studies student, you are unlikely to find another university who can offer you the same support in helping you to develop your employability skills. We have a Centre of Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport (CEELS) which demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our students are employable upon graduation. We have partnerships with over 50 sports organisations who offer work placements...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 6 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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