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Bachelor in Sports Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Sports Science and Coaching

The degree programme for the Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons), that is awarded by the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON with specialization in Sports Science and Coaching, is offered entirely at New York College in Greece and provides the students with a solid knowledge background in the Science of Sports according to international academic standards, i.e. the graduates of the programme are adequately qualified to pursue a career in the field of Coaching.

In particular, the students of the programme acquire basic knowledge and develop necessary skills in all individual and team sports with the guarantee and credibility of the British academic community: The UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON—a renowned state university of Britain—has created this innovative programme exclusively for the students of New York College in Greece, the country where the concepts of Fair Play and Noble Rivalry ("εὖ ἀγωνίζεσθαι") of the Olympic Ideal were born. The programme combines theoretical training and on-field application in Physical Education and Sports Science, with courses taking place at NYC Athens Campus, a world-class downtown college campus, in the same neighborhood where knowledge and civilization were born. As to the applied part of the programme, New York College collaborates with the historical National Gymnastics Association (Εθνικός Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος, or ΕΓΣ), founded in late 19th century and located at walking distance (just 300 meters away) from the main entrance of New York College—where courses with supervised training, experiential classes, and competitive sports are conducted.

A strong asset of this academic programme is the expertise of professors and instructors, whose distinctions include research in sports, academic publications, national and international athletic awards, professional accomplishments and multi-year academic experience in Greece and abroad (USA, UK).

Recognition & continuity of studies

The programme is recognised on the basis of the procedures provided for by the Autonomous Section for the Implementation of European Legislation (ATEEN) of the Ministry of Education and in accordance with the legislation in force.

With the four-year degree (240 ECTS) and its recognition by ATEEN, graduates can work as Physical Education teachers in schools and continue at postgraduate and/or doctoral level.


«It is a shame (misfortune) for a man to grow old without ever experiencing the beauty (kallos) and strength (sthenos) that his body is capable of acquiring throughout his life».

Socrates (Xenophon Memoirs 3.12.8)

  • Curriculum

  • Career

  • Practical Training Facilities

  • Professors

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Year 1

  • Foundations of Sports Coaching
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Historical and Social Aspects of Sports
  • Foundations of Biomechanics in Sport
  • English - Stage C for IFP and Pre-Masters
  • English - Stage D for IFP and Pre-Masters
  • Kalisthenics (Gymnastics)
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Taekwondo

Year 2

  • Academic Skills and Research Methods
  • Introduction to Sports Physiology
  • Introduction to Sports Psychology
  • Sports Law - Organization and Management (Content of Sports)
  • Sports Coaching I
  • Introduction to Sports Nutrition
  • Track and Field Ι
  • Track and Field ΙΙ
  • Swimming I
  • Swimming II

Year 3

  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Sports Coaching II
  • Research Methods in Sports
  • Sports Physiology and Ergometry
  • Work-based Learning
  • Personal Training I
  • Personal Training II
  • Pangration
  • Weight Lifting
  • Sports Nutrition

Year 4

  • Project I, II
  • Advanced Sports Coaching and Data Analysis
  • Sports for Children and Young People
  • Biomechanics of Strength and Conditioning in Training
  • Advanced Physical Activity and Health


Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Sports Science and Coaching from the British State University of Bolton gives its graduates a competitive edge in the job market in the field of sports. It is designed to be a university-level programme for those who aspire to work in the field of coaching and sports education in companies, gyms, teams, sports clubs, associations, and organizations.

Practical Training Facilities

PRACTICAL lessons in state-of-the-art laboratories & standard training centers!

New York College Athens collaborates with the historic National Gymnastics Club (EGS), the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spyros Loys" (OAKA) and the CLOSED GYM METS where supervised training sessions are conducted, experiential lessons and competitive sports for the students of the programme, but also at the European standard training centre for the preparation of Greek Olympic athletes of the Olympic Gymnastics.

In addition, our students use the private sports centre Alma Club for their various sports activities. The Ergofit Sports Evaluation Centre houses the Kinesiology and Ergometrics laboratories used by our students, the first and most comprehensive private athlete evaluation centre operating in Athens.

New York College Thessaloniki collaborates with CHANTH and the Kautantzoglio National Stadium for supervised trainings, experiential lessons and competitive sports for the students of the program.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Sports Science and Coaching awarded by the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON, a renowned state university of Britain.
  • The UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is ranked in the top 40 UK Universities (The Guardian’s Best University Guide 2023) and was recently ranked in the top 4 UK Universities as to the criterion «student satisfaction» (The Complete University Guide 2023).
  • Courses are delivered by instructors with involvement in sports research and with experience in championships in Greece and abroad, including their participation in the Olympic Games and other international sport events.
  • Graduates have a wide range of options for postgraduate studies, such as in Sports Organization and Management, Exercise and Health, Sports Nutrition etc.

University of Bolton-Greater Manchester

In the 30 best universities in the UK! (Guardian 2024)

The state UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is located in the Greater Manchester area of England with a history dating back to 1824. According to the Guardian (Best UK Universities 2024 – rankings), το UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON is ranked among the 30 best universities in the UK. Recently, the BBC highlighted the UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON as a model for UK Universities, regarding its operating standards for student safety from the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK Education Secretary Michelle Donelan, from the floor of the House of Commons, referred to the "amazing work the University is doing".

New York College has a franchise agreement under the Greek Ministry of Education legislation and the degree you will receive at the end of your studies is awarded by the University itself.


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