This module will give you a broad understanding of learning theories and coaching styles in a variety of sporting situations. You will begin to understand the underlying theoretical concepts of how to plan, deliver, evaluate and modify coaching sessions, whilst also understanding the National Curriculum and the differences between the pedagogy at various key stages. You will be able to work effectively on complex coaching sessions both individually and within a group to enhance your interpersonal and communications skills.
This module will introduce and apply key scientific concepts and principles across the three main sports science disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics. You will gain a broad understanding of human movement, physiological mechanisms that underpin these movements and core psychological concepts that affect health and sporting performance. You will learn how to work effectively in a team by carrying out practical investigations in all three sport and exercise disciplines.
This module introduces the underlying theoretical frameworks of health and fitness and you will gain the confidence and practical skills needed to deliver effective training sessions. You will develop your coaching knowledge through a variety of topics, ranging from the benefits and risks of physical activity, the development and maintenance of health and fitness, and understand how to optimise and monitor sports performance. You will be supported through theoretical sessions to undertake complex and routine practical performance tasks, orientated around developing effective coaching skills, both on an individual and group basis.
This module will provide you with detailed theoretical knowledge of performance analysis concepts and the practical skills to prepare you for work in an applied performance analysis environment. You will learn to collect, analyse and present relevant performance-related data and understand how performance analysis can be utilised in sport. You will also learn the roles and responsibilities of the performance analyst, developing and adapting your interpersonal and communication skills to a range of sporting scenarios and audiences.
This module will give you the skills required to analyse a range of academic information, comparing alternative methods and techniques. You will collect and synthesise information to inform a subject specific research question. You will develop your knowledge of well-established research methods and concepts as evidenced by your awareness of inconsistencies, gaps and limitations within literature.
This module will provide you with detailed knowledge of key biomechanical, physiological and psychological theories and concepts that can affect sport and exercise. You will explore the mechanical basis of human movement, develop your understanding of the chronic physiological adaptations to sport and exercise and learn how to optimise performance through psychological techniques. You will interact effectively within a team through laboratory and field-based measurements and you will be required to interpret and analyse your findings in the form of a scientific report.
This module will develop and extend your knowledge and understanding when delivering a range of physical activities and sports at Key Stages 1-4. You will create an extensive provision of physical activities including teaching and coaching materials that examines as well as encourages progression and development. You will analyse and develop physical skills from fundamentals through to more complex and advanced forms whilst adhering to the National Physical Education and coaching standards, systems and guidelines.
This module aims to synthesise learning from previous module and gives you the opportunity to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry-based approach, and the application of research skills facilitating in your development of higher level theorising. You will select a topic relevant to your degree on which you wish to undertake a substantial in-depth study. You will judge the reliability, validity and significance of the evidence to support conclusions and/or recommendations.
This module aims to introduce additional advanced sport science concepts, from a variety of disciplines which you will examine and analyse in relation to optimising sports performance and/or health in a field setting. You must demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of how the theoretical principles of coaching, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, and rehab can be integrated and applied to working with a client in the field. You will be able to experience and apply appropriate interdisciplinary knowledge, tools and procedures in working with both elite athletes and the general population.
This module takes a systematic approach to the key concepts of effective PE Teaching and Sports Coaching by exploring the notions of Coaching Philosophy and Effectiveness, whilst also addressing the complex issues around the development of the young athlete. You will further develop your level of understanding for several key curriculum-based sports from a practical setting that will give you opportunity to analyse and apply new techniques and tactics.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Sport and Exercise Science BSc graduate
Start: October 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time
Start: October 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time