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The University’s BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching will be offered in Singapore in collaboration with the Asia Pacific School of Sports and Business (APSSB).

The course is the first overseas programme offered by the Department of Sports Studies, and includes a mix of practical and theoretical elements designed to develop existing skills and understanding.

It is a Year Three top-up degree, which means students will be able to build on their existing sports diplomas and coaching qualifications and experience. University of Wolverhampton School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure staff will deliver the programme in conjunction with APSSB staff. The first intake will be in July 2009.

Students will study a mixture of modules focusing on theoretical and applied sports coaching, sport and exercise psychology and research methods.

Dr Chris Sellars, Head of the Sports Studies Department, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with the Asia Pacific School of Sports and Business in establishing our first overseas degree provision.

“The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching programme will help to develop local, experienced coaches currently working in Singapore, building a range of academic and vocational skills to complement their existing coaching qualifications. The collaboration also creates opportunities for transnational research in sports coaching.

“Singapore is increasingly employing professional graduate coaches. With this in mind, the coaches will need to be able to meet the requirements of the various employment bodies.”

Further information

Picture:  Dr Chris Sellars and Dr Shaun Galloway pictured visiting the Asia Pacific School of Sports and Business.

For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Press Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.

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