Sport and Exercise Studies BA (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time

Overview

Why study Sport and Exercise Studies?

Undertaking a degree in sports studies at Newman will enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies required for establishing a career in sports related professions. You will examine the practical, professional and theoretical elements that influence sports and exercise performance and participation. As well as enhancing knowledge and experience of sports studies you will develop skills in communication, leadership, ICT, time management, organisation, critical thinking, presentation, problem solving, data handling and project management.

What does the course cover?

During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin participation and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, exercise and sport at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and theoretical principles that underpin sporting performance and participation in a range of themed modules.

During your second year of study you will focus more on sports policy and management, physical education, and socio-cultural aspects of sport and exercise. Furthermore, you will have an opportunity to explore psychology or physiological aspects of sport  and exercise if you wish to. In your second year, you will be able to undertake work placements in one of several appropriate professional settings, which will be very useful for developing competencies relevant to future employment. In the third year you can select modules that relate to a specific sports related career to develop your expertise.

What makes this course noteworthy?

• This course will involve you in a high proportion of practical activities, seminar discussions, and lab-based work in sport and exercise

• There will be opportunities for you to develop your own areas of academic research and relate your studies to practical sports situations

• Lecturers on this course regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals

• Diverse and innovative assessment methods include a combination of presentations, essays, examinations and practical tests

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?

This course develops a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of work situations. Possible career destinations would include roles within sports coaching, teaching, sports development, sports and leisure management, the armed forces or police, and sports promotion.


Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

September 2018 Entry Requirements

You must achieve either at least 112 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A level or equivalent (e.g.MM at BTEC Diploma), or a total of 104 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

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and Mathematics or a recognised equivalent, are also required.

If your Work Placement module in Year 2 involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you may be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

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.

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)

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

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)

SPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY


MODULE TITLE : SPORT, DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY

MODULE CODE : PEU515


MODULE SUMMARY :

Sport development (SD) is a complex and contested term; its meaning is arguably only politically and geographically contingent. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a variety of political ideologies and to how they shape the contexts and meanings of sport development for SD professionals, policy actors and communities. Through this module’s critical exploration of the political contexts in which sport development and policy actors exist, on completion of the module students will be better placed to understand and analyse the politico-sporting climate of the UK and beyond. To this end, not only does this module enable students to improve their knowledge of the politics driving sport policy, it will encourage students to explore a range of political ideologies and their applications to SD and sports policy.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 36.00
Independent : 164.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims:

 

  • to develop students’ knowledge of the UK’s current politico-sporting climate and structures, specifically how key agencies govern and organise sport.
  • to develop an understanding of different sport development models
  • to develop an awareness of the different cultural and political contexts in which sport policy makers operate - including community, youth, crime, elite, and health.

  • to encourage students to evaluate critically current UK sport policy, by introducing them to a variety of political ideologies.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of current sport policy and its impact on sport and exercise provision, participation, and/ or performance.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the relationship between sport development, politics and policy both in the UK and abroad.

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the political usages of sports for key governing organisations.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of sport as a political and cultural tool.

  • Analyse two contemporary sport policy issues in detail by applying ideas from two distinct political ideologies.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 40% GROUP PRESENTATION (15 MINS + 5 MINS FOR QUESTIONS)

Component 2 - 60% ESSAY (2500 WORDS)

SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT


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)

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)

PEDAGOGICAL STUDIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : PEDAGOGICAL STUDIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : PEU508


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to give students insight into the teaching and learning of physical education as appropriate for a specialist teacher of physical education.  It encourages the development of critical self-reflection skills, the exploration of theoretical principles, and the ability to relate the knowledge gained to the practical implications of teaching physical education and youth sport in educational settings.  Students will participate in practical sessions providing peer / team teaching opportunities.  Students will also be required to organise and undertake time in educational settings (outside of taught sessions and self-arranged).

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop an appreciation of the various pedagogical and professional considerations to enhance the teaching and learning of physical education and sport in educational settings.
  • Develop plan, design, manage and deliver practical activities using appropriate teaching methods whilst demonstrating high levels of relevant teaching skills.
  • Develop confidence in the application of skills developed to settings-based practice, and to include regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.
  • Develop the skills of self-evaluation and reflection in order to adapt to the needs of learners.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical awareness of issues relating to physical education pedagogy.
  • Self-evaluate their teaching effectiveness in relation to a selection of current Teachers’ Standards (applied to physical education and / or sport in educational settings).
  • Describe, synthesise, interpret, and analyse relevant information in order to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching upon children’s and young people’s learning in physical education and school sport.
  • Demonstrate that they can effectively plan, design, manage and deliver effective practical activities with continuous regard for safety, risk assessment and ethical considerations.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Portfolio (3000 words, plus a 2000 word appendix)

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)

COACHING PEDAGOGY 1 - optional module


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)

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)

SPORTS EVENT MANAGEMENT


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)

SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


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)

CRITICAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : CRITICAL ISSUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

MODULE CODE : PEU608


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module sets out to critically appraise both multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to contemporary issues in physical education.  Problems identified in professional practice are subjected to critical examination and experiences are designed to permit the student to interpret research at the forefront of the discipline and to communicate their results.  Students will be expected to challenge accepted theoretical positions, to assess and evaluate alternative evidence and to search for new ways of solving problems.  A critical appraisal will be made of the moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice.

CONTACT HOURS :

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

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Study the social, economic and cultural diffusion, distribution and impact of physical education on the development of sporting opportunities for lifelong involvement and for the nurture of elite performers
  • Critically examine contemporary policies and practices in schooling the body through physical education and school sport
  • Use both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study, drawing as appropriate from service, research and professional context
  • Address the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues which underpin best practice.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

  • Critically review, consolidate and extend a coherent body of knowledge about physical education and make recommendations for good practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical education in the schooling process through reflective academic and professional analysis.
  • Evaluate information critically using concepts and evidence from a range of disciplines and be able to synthesise the evidence to provide a personal view on critical contemporary issues in physical education.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (10 minutes)

Component 2 - 50% Examination (2 hours)

INVESTIGATING SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY - optional module


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)

OBESITY AND HEALTH - optional module


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)

COACHING PEDAGOGY 2 - optional module


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)

Course code


C600

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