Sport Coaching and Leadership valuable work experience

Sport Coaching and Leadership

valuable work experience

Sport Coaching and Leadership Dedicated professional staff

Sport Coaching and Leadership

Dedicated professional staff

Sport Coaching and Leadership CIMSPA-endorsed degrees

Sport Coaching and Leadership

CIMSPA-endorsed degrees

Our Sport Coaching and Leadership courses have been carefully created to ensure you'll leave our University with in-depth subject expertise and highly developed transferable skills which are valued by employers in the world of sport. Our focus is centred on you developing evidence-based knowledge, experience and person-centred values.

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Dedicated Professionals

You'll be taught by dedicated professionals, many of whom have links with industry and relevant professional organisations.

Strong Industry Network

Our strong industry network ensures that you have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in your chosen field.

Professionally Endorsed Degrees

We have more CIMSPA-endorsed degrees than any other university in the UK.

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 Reasons to study Sport Coaching and Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire

  • Our courses are accredited by leading professional bodies including Association for Physical Education, CIMSPA, Institute for Outdoor Learning and UK Coaching.
  • You'll have the opportunity to gain work placements across the globe including Europe, China and the United States.
  • Many of our graduates have left the University to start careers at some of the biggest names in professional sport.

All our students based at the Preston Main Campus are entitled to a FREE Sports Membership as part of their tuition fees. This gives you access to Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, the UCLan Sports Arena and activities delivered by University sports staff including exercise classes/fitness suite instruction.


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 Featured Stories

Professor Dave Collins


Professor Dave Collins is sports psychologist for New Zealand squad.

The head of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Institute of Coaching and Performance is using his skills to help New Zealand get ahead in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.

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Coach and student in gym


Sports courses recognised by Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity as meeting professional standards.

UCLan has become one of the first UK universities to have undergraduate degree programmes endorsed by the sector's professional standards framework.

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UCLan students learning from sports coaching and performance lecturer Stewart Wilkinson


Hands-on role for students as they prepare the Serbian Rugby League squad for vital World Cup qualifiers.

Students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have had a hands-on role in preparing a group of elite rugby players ahead of the biggest matches in their history.

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Zuleikha Chikh


"Sport helps people develop confidence, leadership, communication and teamwork skills which are needed in everyday life. Those that take part in sport are generally healthier, have a high level of educational attainment and are more sociable. Sport is a great tool for women’s empowerment to create leaders, reduce marginalisation and dismantle stereotypes."

Zuleikha Chikh

 Future Opportunities

Graduates from our Sport Coaching and Leadership programmes have gone on to a wide range of different careers. Our alumni have been employed by a large number of professional football teams, both in the UK and abroad, including one who was Performance Analyst for a team at the FIFA World Cup. But it's not just professional football where our graduates end up. There are opportunities in other professional sports as well as grassroots sport, school sport and outdoor education. 


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Sport Analysis Suite

Fitness Suite


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People playing football

Students in the gym