University of Bath - Sports Courses and Opportunities
The university of Bath were ranked 8th in list of top performing Universities in the UK in 2015. They are also placed 8th on the BUCS list (British Universities and Colleges Sport).
Bath University offer the following sport courses;
BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) Physical Activity and Health
Ideal for those interested in the fields of exercise prescription and rehabilitation, health promotion and public health.
BA (Hons) Sport and Social Sciences
This degree is designed for those who wish to examine the structure of sport, health and physical activity within contemporary society.
BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
The Sport and Exercise Science programme is ideal for those individuals seeking to combine rigorous training in science with application to sport performance and exercise participation.
Foundation Degree Sports Performance
This two-year Foundation Degree will enable those performing at a high standard in sport, to integrate training and academic study (with opportunity to progress to the one year BSc).
MSc Sports Physiotherapy
This distance-learning programme is for physiotherapists seeking a specialist qualification in sports physiotherapy, compliant with international standards of practice.
MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
This distance learning programme provides relevant knowledge for doctors involved, or wishing to be involved, in the management of recreational and elite athletes.
The university of Bath provide a vast array of sporting opportunities for students. Their facilities include; London 2012 Olympic Legacy 50m swimming pool, The UK’s only bobsleigh/skeleton push-start track, Physio treatment areas and sport science labs, 3G pitches (future development), and squash courts.
At the Sochi winter Olympic games in 2014, 16 Bath-based athletes represented their country in Russia, bringing home two gold medals – one in Olympic competition and one in the Paralympic Games.
Bath University’s centre for performance athletes aims to provide an elite training base for athletes to prepare for major international competitions such as the Olympics in Rio 2016, with state-of-the-art training facilities, industry-leading sports science labs and highly qualified coaches all under one roof.
Bath University have been successful in producing Professional sports stars across many sports;
Heather Stanning: gold medal for British women's rowing at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Rachel Dunn: international English netball player
Marcus Bateman: former British rower
Steve Borthwick: former Bath and England rugby union player
Marilyn Okoro: 400m and 800m runner who made her Olympic debut in Beijing
Michael Jamieson: swimmer, won the silver medal in the 200 metre breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games
Kelly Gallagher: alpine skier, won Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal during Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games
''My best achievement in Ghana has been coaching a large group of under 12s hockey. I also learned a lot of new coaching techniques myself.''Hannah Levelle , Hockey, Ghana
''Everyone was so friendly and made me feel very welcome and part of the club. They are absolutely devoted to the game and there is a real buzz around the place.''Julia Brooks , Hockey, Ghana
"A truly unique experience and most amazing time. I have loved every aspect of my 3 months in Ghana working alongside the kickboxing and judo gyms. I've made some great friends and encouraged a younger generation of Ghanaians to get involved with Martial Arts."Will McBain , Martial Arts , Ghana
"It was great working in Ghana with the school kids and giving them access to athletics opportunities that we get so easily back home. See them develop their techniques and really improve over the time I was there was so rewarding".John Ellis , Athletics, Ghana
"Thanks so much for letting me be part of this project in Ghana. Apart from really improving my own Athletics fitness and skills it was a real privilege to work alongside some of the countries up and coming athletes".Sarah Coolshank , Athletics, Ghana
''I had an amazing time and had an experience into another world. A real privilege to be part of Ghanaian boxing culture. I originally went for 5 weeks, not sure what to expect but actually ended up staying in Ghana for about 18 months.''Alec McPherson , Boxing, Ghana
''I definitely wouldn’t swap the experience for anything. I met such friendly people out there.''Lee Steggles , Boxing, Ghana
“I was able to introduce new ideas and activities to the children who were so enthusiastic and they enjoyed everything we did for them. Being able to help them improve in netball was a real joy and made me so proud.”Sarah Ruff , Netball, South Africa
“Without a doubt this has been the best five weeks of my life! The kids I have been coaching are inspirational – they are so positive despite having such tough lives.”Sophia Harrington , Netball, South Africa
“If I had to describe my time in South Africa in four words, they would be ‘Time of my Life’! The experiences and friendships I now have are so special. South Africa was truly life changing and I’ll never forget it. I’d recommend it to anyone.”Hayley Edwards , Netball, South Africa
"What an amazing experience. Both working with the junior players as well as playing against local teams gave me a real insight into what a wonderful and amazing place Ghana was from a sporty angle. I've made friends for life and thanks so much to all the staff that made this period of my life completely unforgettable."Suzanne Hilton , Netball, Ghana
"I will always remember what a mad, brilliant and fun loving country Ghana is. 3 months on the netball coaching placement has opened my eyes to so many things. I loved seeing the young netballers develop their skills and winning regular matches was a thrill. I hope to visit Ghana again one day and see how everyone is getting on. Thank you so much".Jo Warnock , Netball, Ghana
"An amazing 4 weeks in the sun doing something completely worthwhile. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm of the girls and ability to pick up the game and follow my instructions. I can't wait to revisit St Lucia again some day and seeing whether the young netball players I helped coach made it into the National team".Deborah Hopkins , Netball, St Lucia
"I have always wanted to go to the Caribbean but never thought I would be able to get so involved with the local culture. St Lucia has wonderful people and great places to dance and chill out... I have never seen beaches like that in my life. The project work was fantastic as well and thanks to all the staff and kids involved that have made this a trip of a lifetime".Daniella Cox , Netball, St Lucia
''To be able to assess and treat some of the most promising young footballers in the country, both on and off the pitch, provided me with an opportunity that I would never have been able to get in the UK.''Heathor Taylor , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
''Just keep doing what you’re doing, it was wonderful to see the differences you have made! I’ve made so many great friends and have the most amazing memories!.''Joanna Hayes , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
''I would just like to thank you for such a brilliant to trip to Ghana. I had a fantastic time and thought I was really able to use my skills as a qualified physiotherapist.''Marc Holl , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
''The outpatients and staff gave me a send off party and I was touched and embarrassed by the extent of their gratitude. To be truthful, my contribution was limited, but it was appreciated, and I got an enormous amount out of being there.''Sarah Remnant , Sports Physiotherapy, Ghana
''I would never have thought about going to St Lucia on a sports gap year but I am glad I did. The kids were just amazing and had real passion for the game. I really felt I contributed massively to the development of these young players and I look forward to booking my next trip back to see how they have progressed."Joe Page , Rugby Union, St Lucia
''I have been playing rugby for a number of years through school and university and this experience was a perfect way of sharing my knowledge with a great bunch of young people. The kids really took to the game and working alongside the National Rugby Team is another experience I will never forget. Thanks to everyone involved in organising this fantastic sporting opportunity''.Paul Adams , Rugby Union, St Lucia