146 week course
This programme provides a positive environment that engages independent student learning and develops transferable skills relevant to employment in the sport coaching and performance industry. It will develop your academic knowledge and practical application of sport coaching and performance studies through a flexible and innovative learning environment. The programme will help develop critical, reflective practitioners using current best practices in the sport coaching and performance industry.
What will I learn?
• Introduction to Coaching
• Personal and Professional Development
• Introduction to Psychology
• Coaching Pedagogy
• Anatomy and Exercise Physiology
• Introduction to Research Methods
• Applied Issues in Sports Development and Society
• Career Focused Professional Development
• Psychological Issues in Professional Sport
• Coaching Skills Project
• Physiology of Strength and Conditioning Exercise
• Research Development
• Sports Policies and Agendas
• Applied Sport Psychology
• Applied Strength and Conditioning
• Professional Development and Practice
• Research Project
How will the course be assessed?
Teaching and learning will comprise a combination of formal lectures, small group seminars, discussion forums, one to one tutorials, computer based learning and practical laboratory or coaching sessions.
During the lectures, students will be introduced to core concepts with examples drawn from sports science and coaching contexts. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the lectures into a practical setting using specially designed activities during seminars and practical sessions in the Sports Science Laboratory, the Sports Hall or in the field. Seminars and practical sessions have been designed to allow students to gain ‘hands on’ experience of using equipment, testing procedures and field-based assessments.
Theoretical and practical use of research methods has been built into the modules allowing the student to analyse data when it is collected to enhance understanding and utilisation of statistical methods.