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

Our Sport Psychology, Coaching and Physical Education BSc (Hons) degree will introduce you to the wide-ranging field of sports science and its relevance to competitive, community and participation levels of sport. You’ll explore how coaching and teaching involves varying skill sets across different sports and how they can be applied in varying environments. You’ll also gain essential knowledge in areas including sport psychology, human movement, the social impact of sport and the value of applying sports development to an individual’s lifelong development.

Course details

This undergraduate course will teach you how to encourage, develop and progress other people’s sporting performance or participation. The coaching skills you’ll develop will be equally applicable at both an elite performance and community level.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Increasingly, schools are out-sourcing sports delivery to coaches, and more sports practitioners are entering teaching through coaching. It is in these environments that you can help encourage young people who have never taken part in sport and exercise to improve their health and fitness.

We’ll help develop your coaching and teaching skills, providing access to a sports hall the size of six badminton courts and extensively-equipped sports science labs.

Our teaching staff includes those with a wide range of coaching knowledge and qualifications up to international and world championship levels. All modules on the course are equally well-supported by up-to-date facilities.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 88 UCAS points from A levels including either Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education, or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Applied Sports Science (core, 15 credits)
  • Essential Principles of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology (core, 15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Anatomy (core, 15 credits)
  • Human Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biomechanics (core, 15 credits)
  • Physiological Principles of Training (core, 15 credits)
  • Professional and Core Skills (core, 15 credits)
  • Advanced Delivery of Coaching Practice (core, 15 credits)
  • Environmental Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology (core, 15 credits)
  • Sociology of Effective Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Controlling Individual Performance and Exercise (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Group Dynamics and Human Interaction (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science Research Methods (core, 15 credits)
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement (option, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)
  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practical Application (core, 15 credits)
  • Personal Development for Coaching and Teaching (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology and the Elite Athlete (core, 15 credits)
  • Sport Psychology: Practical Application in the Real World (core, 15 credits)
  • Sports Science and Therapy Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Business Developments in Sport (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Biomechanics (option, 15 credits)
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology (option, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)