Sport Coaching Science BSc (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time  

Overview

Why study Sport Coaching Science?

Our exciting programme in Sport Coaching Science is a dynamic, established subject and offers a high quality springboard into coaching sport from community to elite level. The course is designed to equip you with the know-how and expertise required to work as a multi-skilled sports coach in a growing number of coaching and teaching related careers.

Drawing on our heritage and expertise in sport studies, sport  science and physical education at Newman, we have developed a degree that offers you the chance to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to begin  a career in coaching and related careers. Alongside the practical skills and theoretical underpinning of coaching, you will also develop skills in biomechanics and performance analysis allowing you to understand sport at both a technical and tactical level. In addition, you will be given opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding in psychology, physiology, business and sociology as well as developing leadership, communication and reflective skills required for successful employment.

What does the course cover?

The modules aim to develop your coaching and teaching skills to enable you to deliver sports skills to different age  groups across a range of levels.

A critical understanding of practice, research and theory associated with coaching and the key disciplines that underpin coaching science will also be covered. You will have opportunities to undertake a work placement as part of your studies and,  in your final year dissertation, to pursue independent, in-depth research into an area  of coaching that is of particular interest to you.

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What makes the course noteworthy?
  • You will have the opportunity to gain sport-specific National Governing Body (NGB) awards
  • Closely linked to industry through work placement
  • Inter-disciplinary and vocationally relevant
  • Teaching is informed and underpinned by strong staff research and practitioner expertise
  • You will experience diverse and innovative assessment methods, including assessing coaching practice
  • Lecturers on the course regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals.
What careers can I consider?

This course offers the chance for you to develop the skills outlined by Sports Coach UK as being essential to increase the level and quality of sports coaches. It also develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations.

Key skills in communication, innovation, teamwork, research skills, critical evaluation and analysis of data  and information, are especially relevant to a variety of employment pathways in coaching and related careers. Possible career destinations following successful completion of the Sport Coaching Science degree include employment as a coach by local authorities, the growing private sector, a sport governing body or within the broad education sector. It also provides the appropriate pre-requisites for training as a physical education teacher, an armed forces physical training instructor (PTI), sports coach educator, or a career in sports development (coaching focus). You could also choose to progress on to a masters level course.


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Entry requirements

September 2018 Entry Requirements

112 UCAS points, to include minimum grades of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma) or 104 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels. 

Access Students can achieve the requirements with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/ or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 
112 UCAS points: D27-M6-P12; D30-M0-P15; D15-M30-P0; D18-M12-P3; D21-M18-P6; D24-M12-P9

A Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level or BTEC level 3) in a sport, PE or science related subject

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above to include GCSE English, mathematics and science, or recognised equivalents are also required.

Fees

Fees per academic year: 2017/18 

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

Full-time International Students: £11,100*

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

Additional costs:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in many cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  The cost of the DBS is currently £55 (including processing fee) with the option of subscribing to the update service which is currently £13 per year.  For more information on your DBS application please click here.

As a full time student, you will study a total of 120 credits each year. Credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits and dissertations are 40 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

Year 1 modules


INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE


INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE: details currently unavailable

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% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

Year 2 modules


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)

COACHING PEDAGOGY 1


MODULE TITLE : COACHING PEDAGOGY 1

MODULE CODE : PEU505


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to provide an introduction into pedagogy and coaching science. It seeks to develop students’ working knowledge of the coaching process, for physical education and sport and support the development of basic skills in sports coaching through demonstration, practical application and delivery. It aims to provide students with an understanding of major pedagogical principles associated with successful coaching. Students will be encouraged to link theory from pedagogy, exercise physiology and sport psychology to their practical experiences.

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Demonstrate a key theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching
  • Equip students with a basic understanding of Sports coaching and its scientific and pedagogic underpinnings
  • Provide basic knowledge, understanding, scholarship and critical judgement appropriate for employment or further study in Sports Coaching Science or a related discipline in local or international contexts
  • Develop the ability to flexibly apply coaching skills in a range of practice environments.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Evaluate the characteristics and behaviour of a sports coach and their interactions with a range of participants
  • Develop thoughtful self-reflection on theory and practical experience to address challenges faced by the sports coach
  • Demonstrate and reflect upon practical skills fundamental to Sport coaching with due regard for safety (risk assess) and enhanced considerations.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Coaching Plan and Session (7 minutes)

Component 2 - 40% Report (1000 words)

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)

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)

PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY - optional module


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 - optional module


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)

SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT - optional module


MODULE TITLE : SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT

MODULE CODE : PEU504


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to promote an understanding of the contribution to knowledge in sport made by sociological perspectives. A critical assessment of publications on contemporary issues in sport is promoted and an appreciation for the use of theory in explaining such issues is developed.

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Provide a critical appreciation of the contemporary issues in sport and exercise in a variety of participant groups.
  • Develop understanding of sociology and its relevance to understanding sport and exercise.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Critically engage with and interpret information regarding contemporary issues in sport.
  • Demonstrate the application of the sociological theory to sport and the contemporary issues in sport throughout society.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % Pass/Fail Element - Group Presentation (7 minutes)

Component 2 - 100% Examination (2 hours)

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE


MODULE TITLE : QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE

MODULE CODE : PEU521


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 :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Design a robust research study within sport and/or exercise setting.

  • Apply understanding of a range of qualitative data collection methods used in sport and exercise disciplines.

  • Apply understanding of a range of 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 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 qualitative analyses.

  • Collect qualitative 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

Year 3 modules


SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - optional module


MODULE TITLE : SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

MODULE CODE : PEU603


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module provides the opportunity to apply sociological theory to a range of contemporary issues and relevant vocational issues in sport throughout society. Students will also be encouraged to analyse the adequacy of the application of sociological theories to 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 understanding in a range of contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.
  • Use sociological theory to explain various issues in sport and exercise.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different sociological approaches to explaining sport and society.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Critically analyse evidence in sport and exercise from a sociological perspective.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of sociological theory in explaining issues in sport and exercise.
  • Critically discuss contemporary and vocationally relevant issues in sport and society.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (Paired) with Viva (10 minutes in total)

Component 2 - 60% Essay (2500 words)

APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY - optional module


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)

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)

COACHING PEDAGOGY 2


MODULE TITLE : COACHING PEDAGOGY 2

MODULE CODE : PEU605


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of coaching pedagogy from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint. This module will require the application of particular sub-disciplines within coaching science to practical activities. This is intended to provide an opportunity to approach sport problems from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and an opportunity to conduct and present a small scale applied project focusing on an applied sport.

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop critical understanding of theories and concepts underpinning disciplines in sport coaching
  • Develop skills in observing and analysing sport skills  
  • Enable students to work with and evaluate the effectiveness of both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to the application of coaching science.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Plan and design an observation of a sport skill
  • Evaluate a skill in order to inform an intervention
  • Design a multi-disciplinary intervention to improve performance
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding the methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to sport coaching science.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Presentation (5 minutes)

Component 2 - 70% Report (2500 words)

ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY - optional module


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 - optional module


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)

SPORTS EVENTS MANAGEMENT - optional module


MODULE TITLE : SPORTS EVENTS MANAGEMENT

MODULE CODE : PEU615


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will require students – as a group - to conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a sport event, which responds to the current UK sport development and policy context. The structure, function and operation of sports events in the United Kingdom will be critically analysed, enabling an identification of the main issues facing the development of sports policy within the United Kingdom and beyond. Responding to the needs of the sport, charity and/ or community sectors, students will oversee all aspects of sport event management, allowing them to develop the practical, work-based competencies required for graduate level positions in the sports industry.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims:

 

  • To develop an understanding of the roles and importance of events in addressing sports policy directives.

  • To develop an understanding of how academic theory relates and informs sport event management and development.

  • To illustrate the importance of the planning processes in the development of a successful event.

  • To develop an understanding of the manager’s role in the planning and delivery of a successful event.

  • To provide an opportunity to develop event management skills and own links to sport industry.

  • To illustrate the importance of evaluation and reflection in sports event management.

     

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Conceive, plan, organise, implement and evaluate a sport event.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and/ or political value of sports events in the world of leisure and sport.

  • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of the stages of the event management process.

  • Understand the importance of the manager’s role and reflect on their own performance as event managers.

  • Be able to undertake appropriate consultation and assess the needs of participants.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% GROUP EVENT PROPOSAL (3000 WORDS)

Component 2 - 50% TEAM EVENT (2 HOURS)

Component 3 - 30% REFLECTIVE GROUP PRESENTATION (15 MINS + 5 MINS FOR QUESTIONS)

Course code


C690

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