Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • SPC301 Honours Dissertation

      This dissertation aims to provide students with the opportunity to research and produce a synopsis within an area of their own choosing approved by staff and college ethics committee. The synopsis must then pass an ethical board before the student may complete their dissertation under academic supervision.

    • SPC313 Athlete Development

      This module will increase student's understanding of the concept of how athletes are developed through specific models of development. It will also show the implications of how are developed through the sporting landscape of the UK.

    Optional modules
    • SPC304 Diet for Performance

      The module will use research and critical analysis of an athlete's diet and how recent theoretical knowledge can enhance performance. Also using techniques that have been recently developed the students will be able to practically apply them with clients to ensure how optimising diet can aid performance.

    • SPC305 Applied Performance Psychology

      Students will research mental skills techniques and psychological factors which contribute to performance. Students will be able to critically evaluate an issue and determine which intervention strategy/s is required to aid performance.

    • SPC309 Movement Analysis

      This module is designed to allow students to develop the principles of biomechanics of sport to more applied study. Students will utilise and critically evaluate a range of movement analysis tools, with an emphasis on quantitative and semi-qualitative kinematic analysis.

    • SPC311 Reflective Practice, Individual/ Team Sports

      Students will be involved in classroom and practical sessions to develop an understanding of reflecting on practical performance in specific team/Individual sports. Students will become a `thinking¿, progressive personal performer who will be able to adapt, analyse and respond to pressurised situations in team/Individual sports. Students will be given the opportunity to link relevant theoretical concepts to practice.

    • SPC312 Physiology of Performance

      This module will allow integration and synthesis of physiological factors of performance and apply conceptual knowledge to enhance athletic performance.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

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