This module aims to provide the fundamental knowledge of clinical and functional anatomy. Exploration of the microscopic and macroscopic structure of nerves, muscles, joints, and bones provides a fundamental platform upon which to build understanding of applied biomechanics and human movement.
As a future sport rehabilitator or sport trainer you will need to be aware of the benefits and adverse consequences of physical activity as well as understanding the role of physical activity in the development and maintenance of health, fitness and in optimising sports performance. You may be caring for a range of individuals, from the elite athlete through to special populations, or using exercise as a clinical intervention. The module aims to provide an introduction to core concepts developed later in the program, stimulate an interest in current issues in athletic health care and encourage the development of appropriate administrative, communication and practical skills required for successful academic and professional progress.
The aim of the module is to highlight and introduce the fundamental key scientific concepts and principles, across the three main sports science disciplines of physiology, psychology, and biomechanics.
This module aims to provide an introduction to the core concepts essential to develop including communication, teamwork, numeracy skills and use of information technology. You will create a personal development portfolio and learn the appropriate administrator, communication and practical skills required for successful academic and professional progress.
This module aims to enable you to understand the physiological basis of human movement from the cortex to skeletal muscle. You will learn the mechanical basis of human movement from Newton’s laws to the kinematics and kinetics of sport, exercise, and rehabilitation. You will focus on the chronic physiological adaptations to sport, exercise and rehabilitation. You will explore the principles of measurement in muscle, vascular and cardiopulmonary physiology as well as the principles of measurement in the kinetics and kinematics of human movement.
This module will introduce the health and social care related subjects to the process of health and social care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health and social care related disciplines to underpin their knowledge with research and evidence-based practice. You will need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, be able to critique research and apply this knowledge to practice. The aim of this module is to develop your awareness of the research process and to equip you with the skills required in the subject area appropriate to your target award.
The module introduces the theoretical concepts of sports and health coaching in a practically orientated way. You will experience different coaching styles in a variety of sporting and fitness situations and have the opportunity to plan, deliver, evaluate, and modify coaching sessions. The module also offers opportunities to further develop ethical issues and aspects of health and safety.
This module integrates psychology theory with sport and exercise to explore how performance can be optimised. The first part of the module focuses on psychological and personal factors that affect performance, physical activity, exercise and sporting achievements. The module then progresses on to psychological skills training and the development of a sport psychology framework, focusing on specific techniques that can improve performance. The module provides a theoretical understanding of the factors that underpin working with athletes and exercisers through practical exercises as well as psychological sport and exercise tests. The later part of the module provides an understanding for those working in sport, exercise, and rehabilitation on how psychological and socio-cultural issues impact on recovery from injury and illness, and explores the importance of lifestyle management in working with those recovering from injury.
The aim of the module is to highlight and introduce the advanced key scientific principles and contemporary topics, across the three main sport science disciplines of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.
This module aims to synthesise learning from previous modules and provide an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach and the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest on which you wish to undertake a substantial in-depth study. You will manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period if independent study.
This module aims to encourage critical evaluation of the core concepts of strength and conditioning training and encourage the development of skills required for successful academic and professional progress. It will provide a detailed outline of the scientific principles, concepts and theories of strength and conditioning training including practical application to performance. As a future sport rehabilitator or personal/sport trainer, you will need to be aware of the structure and function of the body, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, nutrition and be able to design fitness programmes. You will develop knowledge of how to apply scientific principles to improve muscular strength, power and endurance with clients ranging from beginners to elite athletes. Practical sessions will include Olympic weightlifting, speed, agility and plyometrics training.
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 student
Start: October 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time
Start: October 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time