Diploma in Sports Training, Coaching and Exercise.

Creating the leader in sport for tomorrow

This Diploma has been designed for those interested in developing an understanding of evolving aspects surrounding sports raining, coaching and physical exercise. It will also appeal to aspiring or practicing leaders of sports or fitness activities and high level athletes. Key features of this programme include a combination of practical/coaching sessions and lectures, discussions with experts who are active in the field of sports and a 1-year industry placement
The programme aims to to develop skills that can allow them to monitor, evaluate and analyse performance in sport, coaching and exercise. Students will also be educated on framework and policies, safety awareness and ethical issues involved in sport performance, teaching and planning of sports, coaching and exercise-related activities.

Career Prospects

  • This diploma provides excellent grounding for students intending to pursue careers in teaching, sports administration in national sports associations, physical training officers in fitness clubs, spas and recreational centers, sports coaching, fitness training or recreational management in the private or commercial leisure sector.


Draw upon a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives and academic disciplines to enhance their existing knowledge of sports science and coaching
Application of the acquired in-depth knowledge and methodical competencies to independently plan, execute and evaluate coaching sessions and sports leisure events according to resources available, age and skill level of individuals or teams
Develop independent thinking and research skills to produce an original piece of research work in a specialist area of sports
Develop further key transferable skills (intellectual, vocational and interpersonal) that are required to pursue a range of employment opportunities in the sports industry


  • Candidates should possess a Diploma in Sports Training Coaching and Exercise or a Diploma in any related field from a recognized institution approved by the School of Health Sciences


19 Lessons2 years (FT)

Level 1

History and Global Sports Events
Applied Anatomy and Physiology in Sports
Sports Medicine, First Aid and Performance Enhancing Drugs
Practical, Teaching and Coaching Skills in Basketball
Practical, Teaching and Coaching Skills in Football
Sports Organization and Administration
Methods and Principles of Sports Training, Coaching and Officiating
Psychology in Sports and Exercise
Practical, Teaching and Coaching Skills in Volleyball
Practical, Teaching and Coaching Skills in Badminton

Level 2