Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Sport Coaching

This programme supports the continuing professional development of sports coaches and those working in closely related fields. With 3 awards available, we look to offer a flexible programme of professional development. Core modules focus on the development of professional practice and knowledge for both coaches and coach tutor/educators. More specialist modules in the areas of psychology, physiology and biomechanics, as well as practitioner research and individual projects, are offered for the full masters degree. A coaching placement opportunity is offered on the full-time programme. The programme is most suitable for experienced coaches from a development or performance domain, or those who work in coach education. Teachers who are coaching within a school framework and other candidates with recent and relevant coaching experience are also considered.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class to lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent; NGB coaching award highly desirable; applicants are asked to provide documentary evidence of qualifications and are invited for interview.

Course modules

Semester 1: the learning coach; the coaching process: concepts and applications; psychology of sports coaching; physiology of sport for coaches. Semester 2: the coaching process: pedagogy and practice; coach development and mentoring; practitioner research; sports biomechanics for coaches. Summer: research project.

Assessment methods

Coursework and a project thesis of 16,000-20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 8 months
MSc Full-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 20 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496