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Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Q76) BSc (Hons)
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Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in CAH03

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of CAH03 at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £23500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £39000 £17000 - £33500 £17500 - £36000

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH03

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20465 £20448 £24818
25-75 percentile range £17889 - £25004 £15981 - £24541 £19498 - £30391

Course Description

If you’re an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this degree will develop your skills and understanding of sports science, psychology, training, coaching and leadership. It will enhance your awareness of your own role, increase your effectiveness at work and develop your communication and analytical skills – boosting your career prospects. You’ll apply science and theory to practice, reflecting on case studies or real and potential work situations. Drawing on video, text and online materials, you’ll focus on the all-round physical and psychological needs of sports participants or exercise clients.

Key features of the course

  • Offers flexible learning that fits around your sport, fitness and work commitments

  • Demonstrates a strong applied focus through the extensive use of audiovisual case studies

  • Uses innovative technology such as augmented reality to enhance your learning

  • Provides a preparatory step towards teaching physical education

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Q76) BSc (Hons) at The Open University

15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Engineering professionals
5% Medical Practitioners

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Q76), BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

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About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

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