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The Sports Coaching specialist pathway has been designed to allow different sports coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to their professional development and performance to advance their professional practice.Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs.Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role.Access to academic staff
The Sports Coaching specialist pathway has been designed to allow different sports coaching professionals worldwide to develop a critical understanding of issues relating to their professional development and performance to advance their professional practice.
Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs.
Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role.
Access to academic staff involved in world-leading research and high-level consultancy.
Why study Professional Development: Sports Coaching?
The course content and design are informed by our partners within different sports organisations, including coaches, coach educators from professional clubs and national governing bodies.
Taught by nationally and internationally renowned coaches and coach developers and specialist staff the applied nature of the programme means that you are continually asked to reflect on course content in your professional practice.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary's is a renowned institution to offer a blended learning course, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This course allows you to specialise in your given field, developing a bespoke expertise. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel through a specialised pathway in Sports Coaching.
We are a leading provider of postgraduate taught sport science programmes and are widely recognised as one of the UK’s premier sports institutions. The University has a wide knowledge-base in the professional development of sports professionals.
Assessment methods on the course deviate from traditional ideas, the main aim for assessments is to capture learning within the realms of your professional contexts.
Some of the assessment methods utilised on the programme are as follows:
Season long plan
Coaching practice sessions
As a MSc Professional Development with a specialism in sports coaching graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers in a rapidly growing market both nationally and globally.
Your professional placement will allow you to build your skills, knowledge and experiences within industry which will enhance your employability prospects in elite sport.