Cornwall College

FdSc Sports Development and Coaching

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Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORA125 Business for Sport

      This module will provide students with a basic introduction to the main topics that are relevant to the running of modern day businesses.

    • CORA123 Sports Coaching

      This module is designed to develop an underpinning knowledge and understanding of the coaching process, including on and off `field¿ activities. Particular attention is paid to the practical development of sports coaching skills.

    • CORA126 Human Exercise Science

      This module attempts to develop a detailed knowledge of the body systems during exercise including energy production, expenditure and re-synthesis. Moreover this module investigates the fuelling of the performer and strategies of such fuelling.

    • CORA127 Long Term Athlete Development

      This module is designed to give a fundamental understanding of the concept of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) which has become recognised by a number of leading sports organisations and National Governing Bodies as the foremost method for developing participation in sport at all levels.

    • CORA128 Performance Analysis

      This module is designed to provide an insight into the various ways in which sports performance can be analysed and, subsequently, developed, with particular attention paid to improving technical and tactical skills within the athlete.

    • CORA129 Health Promotion

      This module is designed to give the background information and strategies necessary to tackle the issues of health and fitness in relation to a best practice model including the psychological issues surrounding exercise participation and adherence.

    • CORA124 Research Skills

      This module is designed to develop the student's knowledge of the underpinning principles of research, experimental design and data analysis.

    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORA217 Advanced Sports Coaching

      This module is designed to develop the students coaching ability further to include the mentoring process and the periodization of sessions. In this module students are required to create and evaluate a series of coaching practices.

    • CORA215 Sports Psychology

      This module has been designed to build upon the knowledge gained at Stage 1 in particular the specific sports psychology application to the environment of the training programme examining strategy and design issues.

    • CORA218 Applied Sports Development

      This module allows the student to have experience of running and evaluating a local event that they have planned and organised. It further examines the agencies that are able to help and support sports development within the community.

    • CORA216 Conditioning for Performance

      This module allows the students to explore a range of fitness and testing methods which they can then formulate into a structured programme of training that meets the requirements of the athlete.

    • CORA214 Research Project

      This module allows students to select a topic for investigation, to undertake a review of the literature on the subject and a detailed original investigation.

    • CORA220 Nutrition

      The sources, types and roles of the major constituents of foods are examined alongside nutritional disorders, optimal nutrition for sport/exercise and fitness performance. Learners will evaluate the physiological processes of digestion and nutrient storage.

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 international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with Plymouth University at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

*Your progression route application must be submitted by 28th November 2016.

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 college 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 college 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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