You will be provided with a broad knowledge of anatomy to develop an understanding of the principals of movement. You will explore the function of the skeletal system and identify the joints range of movement and type structuring the human skeleton. This will provide a platform to understanding how bones interact with muscles in order to produce primary movement at joints. You can then utilise the knowledge gained and apply this to advancing their coaching skills across a wide range of sports.
On completion of this module, you will gain an understanding of aspects of strength and conditioning for a range of sports performers. You will develop their knowledge by examining the principles and concepts of training theory from a variety of sources. By understanding these broad principles, you will become proficient in training, planning and practically be able to execute a simple movement screen to highlight functional strengths and weaknesses, as well as performing weightlifting derivatives and plyometric exercises.
This module aims to 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 also learn how to work effectively in a team by carrying out practical investigations in all three sport and exercise disciplines.
This module will provide a broad understanding and knowledge of the key academic skills required for students to successfully complete their undergraduate degree. You will know the underlying theoretical frameworks for research methods and academic writing by demonstrating their understanding of literature, sourcing literature, the components of research and identifying strengths and weaknesses.
This module will also provide the you with the fundamental skills to gain professional industry experience. You will know how to identify appropriate work placements and understand the professional requirements to work effectively with others recognising the factors for team performance.
The aim of this module is to introduce the underlying theoretical frameworks of health and fitness, to provide you with the confidence and practical skills to deliver effective training sessions. You will develop their coaching knowledge through a variety of topics, ranging from the benefits and risks of physical activity, the development and maintenance of health, fitness, and understand how to optimise and monitor sports performance. The theoretical sessions will support you 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 the skills to analyse a range of academic information, comparing alternative methods and techniques. This will involve them collecting and synthesising this information to inform a subject specific research question. You will have knowledge of well-established research methods and concepts evidenced by the awareness of inconsistencies, gaps and limitations within literature.
This module aims to introduce additional advanced sport science concepts, from a variety of disciplines. You will examine and analyse their role in 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. This module will enable you to experience and apply appropriate interdisciplinary knowledge, tools and procedures in working with both elite athletes and general populations..
This module will provide you with a detailed theoretical knowledge of performance analysis concepts and practical skills to prepare them for work in an applied performance analysis environment. Learning to collect, analyse and present relevant performance-related data to understand how performance analysis can be utilised in sport. You will also learn the roles and responsibilities of the performance analyst developing and adapting interpersonal and communication skills to a range of sporting scenarios and audiences.
To provide detailed knowledge of key concepts and theories of sport & exercise nutrition that can influence sporting performance. You will explore the physiological and biochemical basis of sport & exercise nutrition and develop their understanding of applied strategies to enable an adaptation in sporting performance. You will discuss such strategies in a sporting context by interpreting and analysing scientific literature through an oral presentation and written case study.
This module will provide you with a detailed knowledge of well-established concepts within human movement and programming skills. This will allow you to identify and produce effective training programmes from a range of sources to allow athletes to be monitored, tested and communicated to appropriately. Furthermore, an understanding of how to collect and synthesise information related to movement patterning to avoid injury and maximise performance are key skills. This allows you to interact effectively with a team and provide feedback applicably to athletes and coaches.
This module aims to introduce additional advanced sport science concepts, from a variety of disciplines. You will examine and analyse their role in 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. This module will enable students to experience and apply appropriate interdisciplinary knowledge, tools and procedures in working with both elite athletes and general populations.
This module aims to synthesise learning from the your undergraduate programme providing an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity; an inquiry-based approach, the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of higher level of theorising. You will select a topic relevant to their degree on which they 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 will develop your systematic understanding through a wide knowledge base of principles used within the strength and conditioning field. Equally, you will seek to apply knowledge to use up to date equipment and techniques, which can be used to critically analyse performance and evaluate the outcomes. You will analyse data using a range of established subject-specific techniques and provide output data that is effective in various professional situations.
This module develops your ability to apply the in-depth knowledge and skills gained from prior learning in relation to a professional practice environment. You will be required to reflect and evaluate their working practice and be able to adopt a problem-solving approach to practice and a working environment.
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