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Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year. It is designed to help you enter higher education if you can’t meet the necessary requirements or don’t have traditional qualifications to enter the standard three-year degree.

This degree will introduce you to the field of sport science and you’ll gain the essential knowledge in subjects including sports psychology, the social impact of sport and the importance of sport on an individual’s development.

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More about this course

Our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) course will provide you with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in sports coaching or education.

You’ll be supported throughout your studies to reach your academic and career goals by a range of services at the University. There will even be opportunities to undertake workshops in areas such as interview preparation, writing a job application and improving your essay writing skills.

Your foundation year will be shared with students from other specialisms in the School of Human Sciences, which will provide the perfect opportunity to meet other students from across the School and learn about their academic interests. This year will focus on developing your study skills as well as your fundamental scientific knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, nutrition and sports science, which you’ll find necessary for more in-depth study in your subsequent three years.

After your foundation year you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on the standard three-year course. To find out more about course content in the subsequent three years visit our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) course page.

On completion of the full four-year degree you’ll receive the same award and title as students on the Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons).

If at the end of your foundation year you find that you’d like to change your specialism, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.


Assessment consists of progress tests, online tests, coursework, practical reports, presentations, exams and a final year dissertation.

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UCAS code C608
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma) but may not have achieved the appropriate grades to immediately join a BSc programme
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a D (grade 3) in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas

Other applicants may have Level 3 qualifications such as A level, BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to Higher education qualifications with high UCAS points and grades, but not in the relevant subject areas eg Biology and Chemistry, which are required to study for BSc programmes in the School of Human Sciences.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition and Sports Science
  • Scientific Studies

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Foundations of Sport Psychology and Coaching
  • Human Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Human Physiology and Training Principles
  • Sports Research Skills

Example Year 2 modules include: 

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching
  • Psychological Factors in Sport: Individuals and Teams
  • Sports Science Research Methods
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Advanced Coaching Theory, Practice and Application
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation
  • Business Development in Health Sciences
  • Sports Science Work Placement 
  • Clinical Exercise Psychology

After the course

As a graduate of our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), you’ll be able to build a successful career in the public, commercial or scientific sector. Many of our graduates take on roles in the sports and fitness industries, but the general scientific knowledge you’ll receive will enable you to go into a wide range of careers.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.


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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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