Sport Coaching Science (Tournament Golf) BSc (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time

Overview

Why Study Sport Coaching Science and Tournament Golf?

This degree has been designed to develop your understanding of sport coaching science, with a particular emphasis on improving your performance as an elite level golfer. You will understand the factors that affect performance, and develop strategies to optimise performance on the golf course.

You will gain an understanding of biomechanics, strength and conditioning and sport psychology. In addition to your academic studies you will also enter competitive golf tournaments to continue your development towards becoming a professional golfer. This course has input and hands-on workshops from several leading experts in the world of golf including European Tour professionals and former Ryder Cup players.

Course Content

You will develop a range of practical skills in the physical and psychological aspects of coaching which you will be able to apply to both your own and other people’s performance in sport, and golf in particular.  Several approaches to coaching will be considered, and their suitability to specific situations evaluated.  The psychological element of the game is a major factor in performance at elite level.  You will understand the psychology of sporting performance and develop tools to be used when you are competing. You will also develop an understanding of the biomechanics of golf, the importance of appropriate strength and conditioning work and acquire a greater understanding of sport at a technical and tactical level. This is vital, not only for optimising performance but minimising the risk of injury, and managing injuries when they occur. You will gain experience from a range of sports, which you will then be able to compare and contrast with golf specific knowledge to enhance your understanding of the principles learned. You will integrate your studies with applying the theory you have learned to your golf coaching, for example you will create a personal performance profile and, with the help of your coaches, choose an appropriate performance enhancement strategy in the preparation for tour module to maximise your performance in the tournament.

What makes this course noteworthy?

In addition to academics who publish widely and present their papers at conferences around the globe, you will also have access to experts from the world of golf who will deliver workshops throughout the course.

The academic timetable includes a dedicated golf programme with planned activities for one day a week. For this you will be able to gain individual golf coaching, high profile guest speakers and the chance to visit some of the countries premium golf facilities.You will also benefit from the expertise of coaches who coach some of the leading players in the region.

You will also benefit from the expertise of coaches who coach some of the leading players in the region. You will use the latest technology including Qualysis motion capture system in conjunction with a Kistler force plate at Newman University and have support from leading golf biomechanics company Quintic Consultancy’s golf specific software and putting lab to enable you to analyse the technique of both your long and short game. Playing golf is an integral part of the degree, which enables you to put the theory you have learned in to practice where it matters most – in competitive golf tournaments

Throughout your course the academic members of staff at Newman will be able to provide personal advice and support on areas such as sports psychology, nutrition and strength and conditioning programmes to improve your performance. Putting you skills into practice is a crucial part of the programme and we have relationships with a selection of golf clubs in order for this to be possible for you. We currently work with one of the most established and worldly recognised golf clubs, The Belfry, and as a student on this course you are able to play 7 days per week in order to improve your game. Additionally a strong link with local course Hagley G&CC has been developed as a local training venue, and a series of golf related visits and a residential trip will be included. Students will be able to take part regional and national competitions as an integral part of the programme reflecting on their experiences from a multi-disciplinary prospective

Career opportunities

The course is designed to enable you to earn a living from golf. This could be as a professional player, or as a coach or give you an insight into other roles within the game which you could choose to study at postgraduate level. Although the degree does not include PGA accreditation the content of the course exceeds the demands required of the standard PGA qualifications. You will also become aware of the elements of sports science which underpin the principles of good quality coaching.

Further Information

For more information about the course please contact:

Dr Mark Holland

e-mail: mark.holland@newman.ac.uk

tel: 0121 476 1181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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. 
As it is not possible to achieve 104 UCAS points through an Access course, Access students will need 106 UCAS points.

Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
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.

A golf handicap of 6 or below is required for entry on to this course.

Fees

Fees per academic year: 2017/18

Full-time UK/EU Students: £9,250*

Part-time UK/EU Students: £4,950*

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 information

You will have to pay an additional fee of  £1,500 per year (paid in x 2 instalments, semester 1 &2) which includes:
Academic year access to The Belfry.
Access and discounted range balls at Hagley Golf and Country Club.
A competitive golf calendar relevant to each individual’s ability.
Access to Winter Series order of merit & BUCS regional and national competition.
A host of visits to premium golf facilities including a residential trip away.
Newman University Gym Membership.
Sports Kit.

Academic achievement scholarships are not available for this degree.

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)

PREPARATION FOR TOUR


MODULE TITLE : PREPARATION FOR TOUR

MODULE CODE : PEU408


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module provides a balanced academic and vocationally relevant programme designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for their PEU508 Tour module. This module provides students with the opportunity to recognise the multidisciplinary skills, knowledge and required to enhance golf performance, coaching and experience. Students will be introduced to personal performance profiles and how to use them within golf settings. Students will also be introduced to methods of reflection to allow them to gain from experiences on the tour module and other work placements opportunities.

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Understand how to assess a golf performance from a scientific perspective.
  • Develop knowledge of the underlying theories and concepts associated with the use of basic scientific approaches to working with a professional golfer.
  • Gain an understanding of how to use personal development journals in tracking a golfer’s progress through reflective practice while playing on a professional tour.

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Evaluate the performance needs of a professional golfer using various performance profiling techniques used by sports science professionals.
  • Develop an evidence-based performance strategy for competition golf.
  • Be able to reflect on experiences within performance golf settings.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% e-Portfolio (1500 words)

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)

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)

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)

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)

TOUR


MODULE TITLE : TOUR

MODULE CODE : PEU511


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module aims to develop students’ knowledge and practical competencies expected of an applied golf sport scientist. This module will help students develop into independent and critical thinkers in a specialist golf science discipline. In this module students will be required to adopt a specific sport science discipline applied to golf to help them develop performance enhancement strategies according to appropriate theory and evidence. Students will play on a competitive tour and produce a journal of reflective writing that is based on their personal observations and experience of using their plan during competitions. They will need to critically analyse their experience and provide recommendations to practitioners drawing upon appropriate research literature.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 12.00
Independent :
Placement :
Total :  12.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Develop a critical understanding of the needs of tournament golfer from the perspective of a specific scientific discipline through reflective writing and analysing scientific knowledge.

  • Gain an understanding of how to plan, manage, monitor and assess performances using an evidence-based scientific approaches.

  • Develop the skills of critically reflecting upon and evaluating your personal and professional understanding of your golf performance from a particular sports science perspective.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Critically analyse golf performance from a specific scientific discipline.

  • Describe the planning and administration, and evaluation of an evidence-based scientific golf performance programme.

  • Critically reflect on experiences and observations of playing competitive golf.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Scientific Report (3000 words)

APPLIED GOLF SCIENCE 1


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED GOLF SCIENCE 1

MODULE CODE : PEU512


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will introduce and examine the practical applications of a number of sports science disciplines within golf. The module will introduce the specialist areas such as psychology, physiology, performance analysis, and biomechanics. Focusing on the assessment of golf performance students will gain an appreciation of how to conduct a multi-disciplinary needs analysis. 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.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Introduce a range of golf science disciplines from an applied and athlete-centred perspective.

  • Develop skills and knowledge in relation to the collection of data in applied golf settings.

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the application of multi-disciplinary data and golf science support for high performance athletes.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Display an appreciation for a number golf science disciplines.

  • Conduct an interdisciplinary assessment of an athlete. 

  • Produce an interdisciplinary needs analysis.

  • Critically interpret collected data and researched information.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 70% Report (2000 words)

Component 2 - 30% Online Assessment (1 hour)

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


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)

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING


MODULE TITLE : STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

MODULE CODE : PEU609


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to build on key physiological, biomechanical and psychological concepts that underpin physical development. The module will focus on critically exploring different exercise testing and prescription methods used in performance sport. The students will critically explore the application of strength, speed, agility, flexibility, aerobic, anaerobic and tactical training. In addition, the students will critical explore different methods of structuring training programs in order to enhance specific performance parameters.   

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Critically explore methods of testing associated with performance sport.
  • Critically explore methods of training associated with performance enhancement. 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Critically evaluate the process of exercise testing for performance sport
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of different training methods
  • Critically evaluate the manipulation of specific training variables to enhance performance   

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Report (4000 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)

APPLIED GOLF SCIENCE 2


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED GOLF SCIENCE 2

MODULE CODE : PEU614


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will provide students with the opportunity to understand and apply the key processes in delivering golf science support to tour players. Students will be introduced to a range of theoretical and practical skills required for the effective delivery of applied golf science. Students will develop interventions for the enhancement of golf performance based on contemporary research.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
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 tour golfers.
  • Develop core skills in delivering golf science support.
  • Examine and develop intervention strategies for the enhancement of golf performance.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Display a critical appreciation of the integration of sports science disciplines for the enhancement golf performance.
  • Display a critical appreciation of the latest trends in golf 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 - 50% Group Practical Assessment (30 minutes maximum)

Component 2 - 50% Report (2500 words)

Course code


UCAS Course code C617

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