About the course
Developed for sports professionals and elite athletes, this course gives you the option to study for a university degree alongside your career. Created in consultation with the English Institute of Sport and former international sports professionals, the course is designed to give you the professional business skills to move into the management and development side of sport. Suitable for elite athletes, coaches, development professionals, managers and support staff. All learning is online and you’ll receive plenty of support from expert teaching staff. If you haven’t studied for a while you can sign up to do just one module first, and we’ll help you learn to write in an academic style. The course is also suitable for coaches, development professionals, managers and support staff.
For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit the UH Online web pages.
Why choose this course?
Study on your terms
This 100% online course gives you that flexibility to fit study around training and competition schedules, with no need to attend on campus. You will not be tied down to attend classes at set times, it is up to you when you study, which is typically 10-15 hours a week per 30 credit module.
There are a few things that are set of course: modules have a set start and end date, assessment is through coursework which will have set deadlines and may include scheduled online tests. Online tests have a fixed a 24-hour time slot which is normally assigned for each online test to be taken.
Fast track - complete your degree sooner
Credit is available for professional sporting experience and existing education giving you the opportunity to fast track and complete the degree as quickly as two and a half years.
It's a process called APCL/APEL (accreditation of prior certificated / experiential learning) where you can do a piece of reflective work to show how your professional or academic experience meets the learning outcomes of a module. Contact us to find out more.
Help is at hand
The BSc(Hons) Business and Sports Management (online) is taught by University of Hertfordshire tutors, who you can contact if you need to.
Haven't studied for a while? The first module on the course is an introduction to helping you succeed in higher education. It teaches you how to write academically, how to reference and encourages your critical thinking skills.
Try a module first
If you're not sure if you would like to commit to a whole degree, you can sign up to study just one module first. This gives you a taste of distance learning and fitting study around your professional schedule.
Find out more about this course on the UH Online website.
What will I study?
This course is delivered 100% online. Find out more about how online study works.
- Part-time, 4 years
This course builds on your existing sporting expertise while developing your business acumen. It can help you enter into the world of business, whether in a large corporation, sports management or setting up your own company.