Coventry University Sports Courses and Opportunities

Coventry University logoWith specialist laboratories for sport science, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, a gait analysis track and sports therapy clinic, Coventry University can help you on your way to a professional career in sports, whether that’s sports coaching, psychology, science or therapy.

Coventry University Students Union (CUSU) supports more than 100 sports clubs and societies, for both recreational and performance sports. CUSU is a registered charity that acts as a representative and campaigning organisation for students at Coventry University.

Coventry University’s sports team, Team Phoenix, represents the university in five sports. The Team Phoenix Programme, run by Sport Coventry, is a support network made in partnership with Coventry University, to enhance the sporting experience of the university’s flagship teams. As part of the Team Phoenix Programme, sports teams & clubs have a yearly opportunity to apply for extra support: a dedicated Performance Sports Mentor, provision of a professional and qualified Head Coach, help with athlete welfare and agreed financial aid.

Undergraduate Sports Courses at Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how the healthy human body works during exercise, how to prevent or rehabilitate following injury, as well as how sport and physical activity promote health.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology
This course demonstrates the applications of sport and exercise psychology in a global context, providing a holistic understanding of psychological explanations and their applications to sport and exercise using real-life examples across different contexts.

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
This course aims to produce competent, confident and reflective coaches with strong practical application of scientific knowledge. You will experience a range of opportunities to develop your coaching practice, emphasising optimal youth development.

BSc (Hons)Sports and Exercise Therapy
This course aims to examine the musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, treatment and rehabilitation skills with an emphasis on performance underpinned by sports science principles.

BA (Hons) Sport Management
The sports industry is dynamic and engages people and organisations all over the world. By blending the areas of sport and management, this course seeks to explore the policy, planning, management and delivery of sport-related services, products and activities.

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health
This exciting degree explores the physiological, biochemical and psychosocial aspects of nutrition, as well as public health and health promotion.
The field of nutrition is growing in importance and graduates from this course will be able to access a wide range of career opportunities.

Postgraduate Sports Courses at Coventry University

MSc Sport Management
The Sport Management MSc at Coventry Business School aims to provide specialist training for sport business managers who are working in the sector or those who are seeking a professional career in the industry.

MSc Sport Psychology
Psychological support in sports has emerged as an essential element of sports performance and athlete wellbeing, with sports people at all levels able to benefit from advice provided by appropriately trained professionals in this field.

MSc Sport and Nutrition
Over the past decade, the impact of nutrition and exercise in optimising athletic performance and recovery from injury has become increasingly clear and there has been a growing demand for highly-trained specialists in this field.

MSc Strength and Conditioning
This exciting Master’s focuses on an evidence-based approach to understanding the science of strength training and the application of strength and conditioning in enhancing human performance.

Coventry University has helped nurture notable alumni across sporting disciplines:

Hannah Cockroft OBE DL British wheelchair racer specialising in sprint distances, and 5-time gold medalist, Cockroft holds the world records for the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m in the T34 classification and the Paralympic records for 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.
Matthew Macklin British-Irish former professional boxer and 3-time regional champion. Macklin has since worked as a boxing manager and commentator.
Tony Daley English former footballer, played for Aston Villa, who has been the fitness and strength and conditioning coach for Forest Green Rovers, Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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