Sport Coaching and Leadership

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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Sports Coaching and Leadership at UCLan

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The course has had a positive impact on my career. I’ve become more self-aware, reflective and able to apply critical thinking within my work at the club.
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Ian Buckman
Brighton & Hove Albion FC Academy Manager, and MSc graduate
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Why study with us

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work with professional sports organisations and clubs; to undertake work experience or research opportunities at home or abroad.

  • You will have the opportunity for international travel to enhance learning. Sport Coaching students recently visited Zambia, working on a sports for development project, supporting Sport In Action.
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What jobs can you get with a sports coaching degree?

Graduates from our Sport Coaching and Leadership programmes have gone on to a wide range of careers. Our alumni have been employed by a large number of professional football teams. These have been both in the UK and abroad, including one who was a 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 professional sports, grassroots sport, school sport and outdoor education.

Studying sports coaching could lead to a future career as a:

  • Sports coach
  • Sport administrator
  • Sports therapist
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports development officer
  • Primary school teacher

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

Meet the team

Dr Cliff Olsson
Senior Lecturer
Bryan Jones
Head of School
Craig Lawlor
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis
Dr Craig Wright
Senior Lecturer
Helen O'Donnell
Lecturer and Course Leader, MSc Sport Business Management
Dr Andrew Sprake
Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education
Dr Danny Nuttall
Senior Lecturer
Jason Wragg
Course Leader
Dr Denis Pressler
Senior Lecturer
Matt Crowther
Pathway Leader - BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
Dr Alan Thomson
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education