Applied Sports Performance


Key Facts

Level 5
Wakefield City Campus, Lightwaves
Start Date:
September, 2019
2 Years
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Whether you're a community coach wanting to develop your abilities or an aspiring coach to elite athletes, this course will put your knowledge into practice and ensure you help people participating in sport achieve their full potential.

This may involve supporting professional sports people, sports teams, community teams, or school groups and working closely with them to improve their individual and group performance. The programme includes sport science and coaching modules to ensure you have a good understanding of the theory that underpins physical exercise. Coaches must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations to their clients. Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with a number of key providers for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme.

During the second year of  the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience, where you can complete an assessed work based project in your chosen field.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Huge investment in our new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre

Course Structure

Modules studied can include:

  • Foundations of Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology (20 Credits) 
  • Introduction to Coaching (20 Credits)
  • Foundations of Nutrition (20 Credits)
  • Strenght & Conditioning (20 Credits)
  • Study Skills (20 Credits)
  • Sport and Exercise Physiology (20 Credits)
  • Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science (20 Credits)
  • Physiological Measurement (20 Credits)
  • Applied Massage Therapy (20 Credits)
  • Research Skills (20 Credits)
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance (20 Credits)
  • Coaching and Performance Analysis (20 Credits)

Entry Requirements

Under current UCAS system: 48 UCAS Points (120 UCAS Points previous system), including GCSE grade A*–C/9-4 or equivalent in English Language and Maths.
Alternatively, An Access to HE Qualification.

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course.  All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.


Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

£6,750 per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

Bursaries and scholarships

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.

Other Financial Support

For more information visit our Higher Education funding page.


A sport science degree provides a great basis on which to build a career in the sports industry, as well as giving you highly transferable business and management skills

Job Options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Students successfully completing the Foundation Degree in Applied Sports Performance can continue internally onto a Level 6 top up degree in BSc Applied Sports Performance. Students can also progress onto a Level 6 top up degree externally in a relevant discipline.

Employability is at the core of the higher education provision at the College. There is a clear strategic aim to enhance student employability opportunities in the area. The College is proud of the extent to which employers have been involved in the design and development of programmes and how employability is embedded.
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