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Hartpury degree gains professional body endorsement

Hartpury University's BSc (Hons) sports coaching degree programme has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

This means graduates will also be recognised at the organisation's coach professional standard.

CIMSPA-endorsed degree programmes are certified as meeting professional standards set by the most highly regarded employers in the sector. The institution aims to create a recognised and respected profession, and Hartpury University received praise for its submission and the work it put in to create a balanced and valuable programme.

Richard Millard, vice chair of the Sport and Physical Activity Professional Development Board at CIMSPA, said: "On behalf of the Sport and Physical Activity Sector Professional Development Board, we congratulate Hartpury University in achieving CIMSPA endorsement for the BSc (Hons) sports coaching.

"We are delighted to see the employer-developed professional standards have been included, enabling the development of work-ready graduates."

Hartpury's BSc (Hons) strength and conditioning degree programme received endorsement from CIMSPA earlier this year, following the news that Hartpury had become a Higher Education Partner of the institute. Higher Education Partners of CIMSPA represent leading universities and higher education institutions working within the UK sports industry.

Matt Coldrey, senior lecturer in sports coaching, physical education and school sport, said: "We are delighted that our BSc sports coaching programme has been recognised by CIMSPA.

"We work hard to ensure that our graduates are ready to work in the sports and physical activity sector, so it is really pleasing that our degree programme has now received professional recognition."

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