From elite performance to the thriving personal fitness market and community-based sport activity, sport is an ever-expanding multi-billion dollar global industry. Our degree primes the very best graduates with the skills to help sports people improve efficiency of performance and reduce risk of injury. In the wake of London 2012, careers in sport and recreation are on the rise. Gain an advantage by training at one of the leading sport and exercise science universities in the UK.
Sport science provides scientific intervention to enhance training and performance, while exercise science has a central role in physical activity programmes aimed at improving general health. Our innovative, engaging and broad-ranging course will help you to strengthen the practical skills required to work with both elite athletes and the general population. Furthermore, it will improve your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underlying the practical application.
Allowing you the chance to study biomechanics, physiology and psychology, the real strength of this course is that it keeps your options open. Our highly experienced experts will develop your skills in critical analysis, evaluation, research and writing.
Our facilities are based in Saracen Rugby's nearby Allianz Park stadium. We boast world-class performance laboratories, rehabilitation units and testing facilities. We also have associations, either through partnerships or through our alumni, with Tottenham Hotspur, Lee Valley, the England Rugby Football Union and the English Institute of Sport, allowing you to train alongside the best and build invaluable industry contacts.
This module will aim to provide the student with the ability to critically analyse human movement, and the causes of this movement. The student will become sufficient in utilising biomechanical equipment to assess human movement in a number of different sporting and exercise based settings. Finally, the student will be able to use this theory and apply the principles to all settings.
This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training. Student should critically appraise the principles of physiological assessment of exercise. Students should develop mastery in a wide range of contemporary assessment techniques used in the testing of exercise and sport participants and in the interpretation of laboratory findings.
Students will be involved in applying psychological theory to sport performance or exercise through the assessment of clients, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention programmes. The aim of this module provides direction on how sport and exercise can enhance performance through behavioral change and improve the quality of experience through participation in sport.
This module aims to develop the student s ability to apply and see the application of knowledge gained from other modules in relation to a real work scenario. You will be required to adopt a reflective and critical approach to your working practice and to promote a problem-solving approach in a work environment.
This module is designed to provide a critical overview of the main methods and approaches used for research into topics areas related to biomechanics, physiology and psychology, and to equip the student to apply this knowledge in the planning a research proposal. The module affords students opportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of published work in their specialist area, or in health care in general. Students will learn in groups and will explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation that can inform health care work. Interprofessional workshops will allow the student to develop a research proposal, to consider its adequacy and limitations, and justify the approach taken.
To support students to undertake research, with a focus appropriate to their programme and area of practice and building upon the research proposal formulated in SES4430. To create a peer learning community for students to critically support each other in the research process To provide guidance, additional to that provided by the students supervisors, on matters of ethical application, research methods, data collection, analysis and writing-up.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Our sport and exercise science facilities are based nearby to our Hendon campus in Allianz Park, offering staff and students unique access to academy and elite players and coaches.
Our collaboration with Saracens, as well as partnerships with other sporting institutions like the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, provide placement opportunities for students.
Stuart's main research interest is in understanding HOW and WHY humans move the way they do. Through his varied research, Stuart is proficient in using a range of equipment including motion analysis, isokinetic dynamometry, ultrasonography, electromyography and force plates.