Postgraduate MSc

Sport Coaching

Use your passion and experience in coaching, combined with the study of cutting-edge theory and evidence, to plan and deliver long-term coaching programmes.

Sport Coaching

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    09 Sep 2024

As governing bodies of sport seek to balance the goals of athlete wellbeing, talent development and high-performance, the demand for highly qualified coaches has never been greater.

Informed by expert coaches and the latest research, this course will support you to develop your existing coaching skills and expertise and enhance your career as a professional sports coach.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate long-term coaching programmes that consider and prioritise the developmental needs of participants
  • Draw on insights from contemporary practice and research to add depth to your existing knowledge and skills
  • Direct your learning towards your own practice and career goals through flexible and applied assessments

Teaching expertise
With an established Centre for Sport Coaching, you'll be taught by top class coaching experts who are experienced practitioners and producers of world-renowned research on the topical issues of sports coaching.

Industry links
As well as working with course staff with excellent research and industry experience, you’ll have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned guest speakers, giving you a wider view on the industry.

Share knowledge and ideas
You’ll also have the option to work with fellow coaches on the ICOACHKIDS project. The project, a non-profit global movement, aims to create best-in-class digital resources for youth coaches. You’ll have access to an online community where you can exchange knowledge and ideas with your peers.

Fresh insights
You’ll graduate with new insights about what coaching strategies work for you and your participants and, crucially, with a knowledge of why.

Why study Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Teaching expertise - You’ll be taught by internationally renowned coaching experts who are active practitioners, consultants and researchers in sports coaching
  2. Direct your learning towards your own practice and career goals, with a range of flexible and applied assessments
  3. Meet world-class guest speakers and gain a wider view on the industry, and the direction in which it is heading
  4. Specialist facilities - take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building