Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time

Overview

Why study Sports Science?

The sports, health and fitness industry offers a variety of different employment opportunities for sport and exercise science graduates. Growth areas in this field include roles supporting athletes, clubs and sport governing bodies.

On this course you will be given the opportunity to examine practical, professional and theoretical elements that influence sports and exercise performance, participation and health. You will also explore how sport and exercise science can help improve the performance of athletes and sports teams, and assist individuals in improving their health  and well-being.

You will be learning about how the very best practitioners improve sporting performance and how they are able to make  life changing interventions for those suffering from obesity and other poor health related conditions.

This course will give you the opportunity to become a well-equipped professional and will help develop the knowledge and skills for work or further study in this area.

What does the course cover?

On this British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited degree you will explore all the major sub-disciplines associated with sport and exercise science. This will include modules in sports and exercise psychology, exercise and sport physiology, performance analysis and biomechanics.

You will gain an understanding of the different scientific theories that can be applied in sports science and become an expert in making  use of scientific methods of enquiry, interpreting and analysing scientific data  and using a range of the latest technologies in sports and exercise science in our human performance laboratory. You will also develop the skills needed to monitor and evaluate responses to sport  and exercise effectively.

As well as enhancing knowledge and experience of sports science, you will develop skills in communication, leadership, ICT, time management, organisation, critical thinking, presentation, problem solving, data  handling and project management. In addition, you will explore sport science support for athletes and have the chance to participate in work experience in a related area.

What makes this course noteworthy?

The BSc Sports Science degree programme has a large amount of practical and sports laboratory based work. You are encouraged to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations. Fieldwork is regarded as an important part of the course too. Residential field trips will give you experience of a wide range of outdoor activities.

The Work Placement double-module provides a `real` opportunity to experience a work placement within the sector of your choice.

A double-module project in the final year provides you with the opportunity to gain greater specialist knowledge by carrying out a significant piece of research in an area of personal academic interest, practical significance and/or vocational relevance.

The teaching methods and course content are informed by relevant professional bodies including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Association of Physical Education (AfPE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the European College of Sports Science (ECSS).

Modules are vocationally relevant and the course’s endorsement by the BASES Undergraduate Endorsement Scheme (BUES) ensures that our graduates are in the best position to pursue careers in their chosen profession.

At Newman you are taught by active researchers who apply their expertise in the world of sport. The lecturers on this course regularly present at international conferences and provide sports science support to elite level athletes.

How will I be assessed?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, presentations, assessed coursework and practical tests. The coursework may include a working portfolio, laboratory manuals, reports and essays.

What careers can I consider?

As a Newman Sports Science graduate, you will be well-equipped for a wide range of careers in sports science, coaching and related areas, including positions supporting elite athletes and teams. You could also be making a difference to real everyday lives by providing interventions for the sedentary, obese, elderly and ill. You will be well-prepared to continue your studies at postgraduate level to obtain higher degrees and acquire further specialist skills.

Entry requirements

September 2017 Entry Requirements

You must achieve either at least 104 UCAS points (260 points on the old tariff) including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent, or a total of 96 points from a maximum of 3 A levels or a BTEC Extended Diploma. Access Diploma students will need a completed diploma with a minimum of 39 level 3 units at merit or distinction.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English language, Science and mathematics are also required. A level 3 qualification in Sport, PE or a Science related subject is required.

Fees

Fees per academic year: 2017/18 

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Finance and Scholarship information

INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU401


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is focuses on introducing and developing skills required to study and investigate sport, exercise and coaching in a Higher Education environment. It considers how information is gathered, used and evaluated in sport and exercise related subjects. Students will gain experience and skills in research design, literature searching, note taking, critical analysis of empirical literature, presenting written argument and evaluating different types of data used in sport and exercise related disciplines.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 48.00
Independent : 152.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Introduce students to concepts of independent learning and analytical thinking.

  • Develop skills in listening to and recording information.

  • Develop students’ academic reading skills.

  • Develop students’ abilities to identify and evaluate different information sources and evidence used in sport and exercise related disciplines.

  • Provide students with a basic knowledge of research in sport and exercise related disciplines.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

 

  • Demonstrate an ability to listen to and accurately record key information from verbal sources.

  • Demonstrate an ability to search for, read and extract key information from academic literature.

  • Demonstrate they are able to construct and support basic arguments with reference to literature. 

  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate different types of evidence used in sport and exercise.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % ABSTRACT

Component 2 - 100% PORTFOLIO (3500 WORDS)

INTRODUCING QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCING QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU402


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is focuses on introducing and developing skills required for quantitative data analysis used in sport, exercise and coaching research. Students will be introduced to the use of software packages that facilitate both statistical analysis and data presentation. Understanding and skills will be developed through the use of problem based learning (PBL) and online data analysis tasks.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ understanding of the relevance of data analysis and statistics in sport and exercise
  • Develop students’ competence in understanding basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Enable students to understand how to calculate basic statistical techniques to determine differences and relationships.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic statistical techniques used to determine relationships and differences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic effect size measures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 95% Confidence intervals
  • Interpret and report the results of basic statistical analysis.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Online Test of Statistical Analysis (2000 word equivalent)

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING


MODULE TITLE : HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

MODULE CODE : PEU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to develop understanding of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of health and well-being.  The benefits of physical activity to health and well-being will be explored with reference to public health policy and recommendations.  Theoretical principles of health and risk will be explored from physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives.  The module will provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical concepts in practical sessions. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop knowledge of public health policy in relation to physical activity
  • Develop knowledge of health-related theories and concepts in relation to the disciplines of exercise psychology, exercise physiology the sociology of exercise
  • Develop skills in the evaluation of health, well-being and fitness with due regard for safety, risk and ethical considerations
  • Develop an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiological required understand development of a health, fitness and well-being.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Describe and analyse the role of health policy and recommendations for public health
  • Apply knowledge of theories and concepts in exercise psychology, exercise physiology and sociology of exercise in relation to health and well-being
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different methods of measuring health, well-being and fitness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiological involved in the assessment and development of health, fitness and well-being.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Laboratory Manual (1500 words)

Component 2 - 60% Portfolio (2500 words)

EXPLORING PRACTICAL SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : EXPLORING PRACTICAL SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU405


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer students the opportunity to explore some of the disciplines of sport and exercise from a practical perspective. In the areas of biomechanics, physiology, psychology, coaching, and sociology students will gain a real world understanding of contemporary issues within sport and exercise contexts. Through practicals, empirical investigation, problem based learning tasks students will gain a critical approach to the study of sport and exercise.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ understanding of sport and exercise in both academic and practical terms within a framework of critical evaluation
  • Promote students’ appreciation of how theory relates to practice in sport and exercise contexts
  • Develop students’ understanding of how scientific knowledge of sport and exercise settings is gained.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Make effective use of theoretical knowledge and understanding within practical sport and exercise settings
  • Observe, apply, and evaluate key concepts within practical sport and exercise settings
  • Gather, analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific data from practical sport and exercise settings.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 words)

Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


MODULE TITLE : PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

MODULE CODE : PEU407


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to promote an understanding of the factors that affect participation in sport and physical activity. Further to this, strategies for encouraging participation in sport and exercise will also be considered.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Enable students to gain a basic understanding of the socio-cultural factors in sport and the relationship between sport and the society
  • Allow students to investigate selected psychological theories and models related to sport and exercise participation
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic factors that contributes to effective coaching for participation.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors that influence participation in sport and exercise
  • Critically discuss the content and application of psychological models related to sport and exercise participation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic factors that contribute to effective coaching for participation.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Essay (2000 words)

Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes)

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN MOVEMENT


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN MOVEMENT

MODULE CODE : PEU410


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module takes a multi-disciplinary approach to investigating and understanding human movement from a biomechanical and physiological perspective. This module is designed to introduce the fundaments of functional anatomy and physiology, particularly the skeletal, neural, muscular, metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The focus will be on the understanding of the biomechanics of movement and the physiological adjustments in response to the demands of sport and exercise.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ understanding of human movement
  • Promote students’ appreciation of the integration of the disciplines involved in human movement.
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy, physiology & biomechanics related to the assessment, development and maintenance of human movement.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate understanding of human movement in physiological and biomechanical contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics involved in the assessment, development and maintenance of exercise performance.
  • Discuss the integrative nature of various body systems in human movement and performance.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% e-Portfolio (2000 words equivalent)

Component 2 - 40% Examination (2 hours)

INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING

MODULE CODE : PLU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 12.00
Independent : 88.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
  • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

  • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

  • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

  • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

  1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

  2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

  3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

  4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% WORK PLACEMENT E-PORTFOLIO (1500 EQUIVALENT)

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU502


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to enable students to gain both theoretical and practical experience within key areas of quantitative research methods. Providing this body of knowledge will act as preparation for more advanced studies at Level 6. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop an understanding of a range of quantitative statistical methods used to make judgements about data under analysis  in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Develop an understanding of how to report quantitative statistical results in the correct format.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Conduct a range of quantitative techniques such as t-tests, Anova and regression to determine differences, relationships and make predictions.

  • Gain practical experience in collecting quantitative data.

  • Interpret and draw conclusions from the results of quantitative statistical analyses.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% ONLINE DATA ANALYSIS TASK (1 HOUR)

PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE CODE : PEU503


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers students an opportunity to explore some major personality and social-psychological constructs and theories that can be used to explain behaviour and performance in sport and exercise settings. Students will develop an understanding and critical awareness of how specific psychological principles can influence achievement and participation in sport and exercise contexts.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental contemporary psychological theories related to sport and exercise.
  • Enhance students’ understanding and critical awareness of specific psychological constructs related to individuals’ participation in sport and exercise settings.
  • Promote students’ ability to investigate theoretical constructs as they are applied to sport and exercise contexts.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Make effective use of in-depth knowledge and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.
  • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.
  • Gather and critically evaluate psychological evidence using appropriate research methodologies and data sources. 
  • Describe, analyse, interpret, and evaluate psychological information and data relevant for solving problems in a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Journal Style Article (1500 words)

Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes, Groups of 2)

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

MODULE CODE : PEU506


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers students the opportunity to learn about the determinant of exercise performance and bodily responses to exercise and the implications for health and performance. Students will also learn how exercise metabolism allows for and limits exercise of different durations and intensities. The influence of the environment and nutrition on performance and health will also be examined. Students will also gain practical skills in the assessment of exercise performance and nutrition.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop and consolidate an understanding of exercise metabolism.
  • Develop and consolidate an understanding of the physiological systems involved in muscle contraction.
  • Develop a critical appreciation of the metabolism underpinning different modes, intensities and durations of exercise and the implications for health and performance.
  • Develop an appreciation of the influences nutrition and the environment may have on health and performance.
  • Develop key practical skills in the assessment of exercise performance and health.

  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss and evaluate the energetics of exercise in relation to the intensity, mode and duration.
  • Discuss and evaluate the determinants of endurance, supra-maximal and strength exercise performance.
  • Conduct a range of physiological assessments for exercise performance and health.
  • Discuss and evaluate the influence of nutrition and environment on exercise performance.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Laboratory Report (2000 words)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

BIOMECHANICS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS


MODULE TITLE : BIOMECHANICS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

MODULE CODE : PEU509


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on those key areas of kinesiology/biomechanics delivered at level 4, which are most relevant to sport and exercise. In addition, the module will introduce different methods of performance analysis and discuss the relative merits of the commonly implemented systems. The main emphasis of the module is placed on applied biomechanics of human movement. It examines kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular analysis of human movement. The module places special emphasis on developing students’ understanding of biomechanical assessment procedures, data analysis, interpretation and laboratory skills with particular emphasis on 2D and 3D motion analysis, analysis of force using force platforms and the analysis of muscle activation using electromyography.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the biomechanical factors that contribute to successful movement in sports and exercise.
  • Develop students’ understanding of human movement analysis including the range of equipment and testing protocols commonly used in such analysis.
  • Introduce different methods of performance analysis techniques and develop the students’ understanding of the application of these techniques in performance sport.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Evaluate key biomechanical concepts in human performance.
  • Examine concepts and testing methods used in kinetics, kinematics and electromyography that influence skilled sports performance.
  • Identify different methods of performance analysis and assess their strengths and weaknesses.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Journal Article (2000 words)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE 1


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE 1

MODULE CODE : PEU510


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will introduce and examine the practical applications of a number of sports science disciplines. Focusing on the assessment of sports performance students will be expected to collect data and information from a range of sources using a range of methods to produce an interdisciplinary needs analysis. Students will be expected to collect and synthesize relevant data.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Introduce a range of sports science disciplines from an applied perspective.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in relation to the collection of data in applied sports settings.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the application of collected data and sport science support for high performance athletes.

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Display a critical appreciation of a number of sport science disciplines    in supporting athletes and teams.
  • Produce and conduct an interdisciplinary needs analysis for an athlete or team
  • Critically interpret collected data and researched information.
  • Communicate findings of a needs analysis in an appropriate manner.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Report (3000 words)

APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU520


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on those key areas of research methods delivered in PEU502. It provides the students with a body of knowledge and experiences that will act as a preparation for more advanced studies at Level 6. It offers the opportunity for students to acquire and practice the necessary skills to conduct independent research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • To design a robust research study within sport and/or exercise setting.
  • Apply understanding of the application of a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods used in sport and exercise disciplines.
  • To apply understanding of a range of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods in a practical manner within a sport and exercise population.
  • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of statistical analyses in sport and exercise disciplines from a practical study.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Conduct a study taking on board all aspects of research design.
  • Interpret and draw conclusions from the results of descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
  • Collect qualitative or quantitative data using appropriate methods.
  • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from qualitative data.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Poster Presentation (600 words, plus 7 minute poster defence)

WORK PLACEMENT


MODULE TITLE : WORK PLACEMENT

MODULE CODE : PLU502


MODULE SUMMARY :

This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 10.00
Independent : 90.00
Placement : 100.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement in a workplace setting.

  • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement and of their independent learning throughout the experience.

  • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.

  • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.

  • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to: 

  1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.

  2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.

  3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.

  4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % PLACEMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Component 2 - 60% WORK PLACEMENT REFLECTION (2500 WORDS)

Component 3 - 40% WORK PLACEMENT EVALUATION: DIGITAL RESOURCE (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

DISSERTATION


MODULE TITLE : DISSERTATION

MODULE CODE : PEU601


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of their skills, knowledge and understanding through conducting an independent research project. The project is regarded as an important exercise for developing students’ abilities to formulate appropriate research design and procedures, to collect and present in an appropriate and meaningful way, to conduct a critical analysis of relevant literature, and to demonstrate their understanding and application of theoretical principles. The dissertation must be specific to their degree pathway.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 15.00
Independent : 385.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  400.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work
  • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular sport and exercise related issue

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme.
  • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weaknesses of approaches adopted         
  • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • Produce a sustained independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, and analysis gained from the research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 minute presentation and 5 minute defence)

Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10000 words)

APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE 2


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE 2

MODULE CODE : PEU610


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer students the opportunity to understand and apply the key processes in delivering sports science support. Students will be introduced to and assessed on a number of core theoretical and practical skills required to deliver sports science support and have the opportunity to apply these skills. Students will also be introduced to interventions for the enhancement of sports performance and be expected to be able to make recommendations based on the latest research.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Introduce the key themes, knowledge and processes in the delivery of sports science support to athletes.
  • Develop core skills in delivering sports science support.
  • Examine intervention strategies for the enhancement of sports performance.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Describe, synthesise, analyse and interpret information and data relevant to sports science support.
  • Display a critical appreciation of the integration of sports science disciplines for the enhancement sports performance.
  • Demonstrate competence in practical assessment of athletes.
  • Display a critical appreciation of the latest trends in sports science support.
  • Plan, design, execute and communicate an independent piece of work which provides critical engagement and interpretation of appropriate data and research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Practical Group Demonstration (30 minutes)

Component 2 - 60% Report (3000 words)

APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE CODE : PEU612


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module explores the application of psychological profiling and intervention techniques in a variety of sporting situations. It seeks to develop evidence based criticality in the selection of specific strategies for particular situations and individuals/groups. It further seeks to provide a basis for appraising and critically evaluating the impact of any intervention strategies employed with reference to their effectiveness, appropriateness, and ethical use.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of applied sport psychology.
  • Critically appraise and apply psychological profiling and intervention techniques appropriate to a specific individual and particular sport setting.
  • Identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in applied sports psychology.
  • Apply principles, knowledge, techniques and skills to an area of sport psychological practice.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Synthesise knowledge and understanding of established theory and practice associated with applied sport psychology to interpret an athlete’s situation and supporting their development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective and considered psychological profiling and interview techniques.
  • Research and assess an athlete’s specific situation identifying important contributing factors to their psychological state and apply appropriate skills in explaining and solving the identified issue.
  • Demonstrate competence in critically employing at least one psychological intervention technique.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Portfolio (1500 words)

Component 2 - 60% Report (2500 words)

OBESITY AND HEALTH


MODULE TITLE : OBESITY AND HEALTH

MODULE CODE : PEU604


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module explores the correlates of obesity from physiological, psychological and social perspectives and examines the links between lifestyle, behaviour, health and well-being.  It aims to further develop competencies in the appraisal of health status and critical analysis of exercise prescription with reference to health-related fitness, weight management and fat-loss programmes.  Additionally, the module considers classic studies and recent research evidence.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and research findings on obesity and health
  • Develop skills and in-depth understanding of appropriate physiological, psychological and social factors responsible for people’s health-related behaviours.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

  • Describe in detail the various correlates of obesity, and the concepts and principles underlying exercise, physical activity, and fitness for health
  • Synthesise, Interpret and critically analyse epidemiological and experimental intervention research
  • Evaluate the efficacy of exercise prescription for obesity and health across diverse populations
  • Appraise the moral, ethical and safety issues which directly pertain to obesity and health-related study.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Essay (2000 words)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE CODE : PEU606


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to develop students’ skills in investigating contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology. Following the presentation and discussion of a range of current issues in sport and exercise psychology, students will have the chance to conduct and communicate their own research into one of the areas discussed.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Provide students with an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise psychology
  • Allow students understand psychological factors involved in sport and exercise contexts by designing and implementing empirical research
  • Provide students with an opportunity to consider how key theories can be used to explain behaviour in varied sport and exercise contexts and situations.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of a specific area of sport and exercise psychology
  • Critically assess and evaluate psychological evidence
  • Plan, design, execute and communicate piece of research in sport and exercise psychology
  • Collect, describe, interpret and analyse psychological data to investigate behaviour in sport and exercise contexts.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Poster Presentation (600 words, 10 minutes)

ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

MODULE CODE : PEU611


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers students the opportunity to explore contemporary trends and research in exercise training, exercise monitoring and exercise assessment. The determinants of physiological adaptation will be examined and students will learn about the morphological and physiological adaptations that take place in response to training. Finally students will explore what limits exercise and examine fatigue in both classical and contemporary contexts.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop an understanding of the training process.
  • Develop a critical understanding of method of monitoring the training dose.
  • Develop an appreciation of contemporary methods of exercise performance assessment.
  • Develop a critical understanding of contemporary training practices.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the theory, mechanisms and assessment of fatigue.
  • Develop key practical skills in the assessment of exercise performance and health.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

 Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss and describe the training process.
  • Discuss, critique and select appropriate monitoring methods for a range of exercise training regimens.
  • Display a critical appreciation for contemporary and advanced methods of exercise performance assessment.
  • Display a critical appreciation for contemporary and advanced methods of exercise training for performance enhancement.
  • Display a critical understanding of the role of fatigue in exercise performance.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Case Study Report (2000 words)

Component 2 - 50% Laboratory Report (2000 words)

SPORTS BIOMECHANICS


MODULE TITLE : SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

MODULE CODE : PEU613


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on those key areas of biomechanics delivered at level 5. The main emphasis of the module is placed on developing a critical understanding of advanced research techniques used in sports biomechanics. The module places special emphasis on exploring the integration of kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular testing systems. Furthermore, the module will explore more advanced methods of human movement analysis, for example coordination analysis. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop a critical understanding of advanced research methods implemented in sports biomechanics.
  • Develop appropriate skills and understanding to effectively apply biomechanical methods to a sports performance testing situation

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

  • Critically evaluate research methods used in sport biomechanics          
  • Critically evaluate biomechanical research methods application to sports performance
  • Apply biomechanical methods to a sports performance testing situation

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Presentation (7 minutes)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

Course code


Single Honours: 100% Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS code:

C601

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