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Physical Education and Sport BA (Hons)

Honours Degree , Full-Time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • XX14 Course Code
sport in gambia

Overview

Why study this course?

  • This course provides students with exposure to and experience of working with young people in educational settings, and opportunities to develop skills in effective teaching and learning which are built upon throughout the course.
  • Learning opportunities prepare students for careers in educational settings, especially for postgraduate routes into teaching (esp. physical education), and the learning experiences provided are informed by relevant professional bodies (e.g., Association of Physical Education [AfPE]) and government departments (e.g. Department for Education), to help prepare students for the requirements and standards expected of teachers.
  • Through taught modules (e.g., through study visits) and the second year work placement module, students are provided with opportunities to apply their learning
  • In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further enable students for their chosen destination routes following graduation.
  • Students receive a broad foundation of modules in their first year. This structure is unique in that it allows students the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if they wish to.
  • The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength & conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 yard radius of each other.

What does the course cover?

During your first year of study you will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the principles that underpin physical education and sport provision and participation, and performance in sport and exercise. This involves exploring various factors that influence participation in physical activity, at all levels, from beginner to elite athletes. In addition, you will develop an understanding of the scientific and socially scientific disciplines that underpin the study of physical activity in a range of themed modules, including the pedagogy of physical education and coaching. This structure is unique in that it allows you the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if you so wish.

In the second year, two physical education modules will be studied, one in each semester. These modules aim to provide you with a secure understanding of the role and purpose of physical education and the requirements of being a teacher of physical education across statutory education. Furthermore, through these modules you will have the opportunity to apply your understanding to demonstrate skills of effective teaching and learning to practical physical education situations. In addition, you will study modules that aim to further develop your knowledge and understanding of how different perspectives can be used to explain the role of sport in society, and how social-psychological constructs can influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. These modules are in addition to the placement module that aims to provide the opportunity to undertake work placement within educational settings. This experience will provide the chance to apply what has been learned in taught modules (especially the physical education modules) to real life situations, as well as providing you with opportunities to learn from these applied experiences to better prepare you for postgraduate routes into teaching.

In the final year you will develop in-depth understanding of and appreciation for the role of physical education in both promoting health and participation in sport. You will explore physical activity as a health-related behaviour across the lifespan, starting with children, and how young people can be developed in and through sport and physical education. The degree also provides the opportunity to plan an event which responds to sporting context and policy. Furthermore, you will have the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further prepare you for your chosen destination routes following graduation.

How will I be assessed?

We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and you will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions, all supported through our virtual learning environment, ‘Moodle’. Assessment methods vary from ‘traditional’ methods such as exams and essays, to applied tasks such as reports, poster presentations, group and individual presentations, to innovative methods such as eportfolios, online assessment and problem based learning tasks, including those comprising teaching resources and planning.  These methods are used to enable you to develop skills in different approaches and so that the full range of skills are assessed.

What careers could I consider?

With the skills and knowledge that this course will provide, a wide range of opportunities will be open to you as a graduate of Physical Education and Sport.  The degree specifically aims to prepare students for careers in educational settings, and especially for postgraduate professional training (e.g., PGCE or School Direct) for qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary education.  Alternative career destinations include community sport educator, physical education learning support assistant or school based physical activity coach/educator.  You will also be able to apply for graduate schemes with a number of UK employers, or to study for a Masters degree.

CIMSPA

Newman University is proud to be the first West Midlands partner of CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) a professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. CIMSPA works with over 300 partners across the sport and physical activity sector, meaning students can be assured they are working with a university that is contributing, not only to teaching sport but, to developing the professional standards for the industry. We are currently working towards full accreditation of course, thus eventually our courses will be recognised by CIMSPA as equipping students with the skills that employers are looking for.

Open Days 2019

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Saturday 12th October 2019, 10am-3pm

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Contact Details

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Entry Requirements

September 2019 Entry Requirements

You must achieve at least 112 UCAS points, including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma; MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.

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:
D30-M0-P15; D27-M6-P12; D24-M12-P9; D21-M18-P6; D18-M24-P3; D15-M30-P0

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.

For applicants who are unsure that they will achieve the above UCAS tariff, Newman University offers Physical Education with Sport (with Foundation Year) which enables such applicants to access a university degree via a four year route. Upon successful completion of their foundation year, students will progress to Year 1 of a named degree. Whilst not a condition of entry onto the Foundation Year, students wishing to follow particular named routes with additional entry requirements, will need to meet these requirements before they make the transition from their foundation year to year 1.

Course Fees

Fees per academic year:
Full-time Home/EU students: £9,250 *

* Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Additional Costs

The programme team advises students to purchase a Newman sports polo shirt.  This is so students can wear the shirt when representing the university externally (e.g., on placements).  The cost is £16.99 (based on 2017/18) and payment of this optional item is due in the first year of study or second year of study (placement).

Opportunities for field trip both local and international will be made available to students which would incur additional costs. Examples of recent field trips include:

The Gambian Field Experience – £800

FC Barcelona Field Experience – £400

Walsall Football Club Field Trip – public transport or private (own car) travel costs.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is not required for entry into this programme, although it is in some cases required by employers before students can begin their Year 2 (level 5) work placement.  Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

  1. INTRODUCTION TO SPORT & EXERCISE
    (Compulsory) spu401
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is focused on introducing and developing skills required to study and investigate sport, exercise and coaching in a Higher Education environment. It allows students an opportunity to identify and improve important skills for studying sport and exercise related subjects, including literature searching, communication and study skills.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to concepts of independent learning and analytical thinking

    • Develop students’ academic skills to support their learning and progression in higher education

    • Develop students’ abilities to evaluate their own strengths and target areas for development

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Demonstrate their ability to identify strengths and areas for improvement in their academic skills

    • Demonstrate improvements in their academic skills

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Presentation (5 minutes)

  2. INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF (UK) SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu403
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce students to a variety of sport organisations in the UK and how they operate in and across private, public and voluntary sectors to deliver different levels and kinds of sports provision. While gaining an understanding of how sport is developed, structured, governed and funded, students will also be introduced to the current sport policy context and to the dominant ideas underpinning current UK sports policy, namely ‘sport for all’. To this end, the module will also have a social justice focus and will examine how socio-cultural factors exclude certain groups from participating and/ or progressing in sport.

    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 a basic knowledge of how sport is structured, governed and funded within the UK.

    • Familiarise students with the broad political and geopolitical policy landscape in which sport operates.

    • Enable students to identify the social, cultural and economic factors that affect different social groups’ participation in sport.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Map the current sporting landscape by developing a basic knowledge of important stakeholders and bodies in sport, as well as their remits, across the UK.

    • Identify the broad range of careers that exist in sport and the competencies needed to achieve employment in the sports industry.

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence participation in sport.

    • Demonstrate an awareness of the socio-cultural factors that present as ‘barriers to entry’ to sport. 

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Multiple Choice Test (45 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Essay (1500 words)

  3. HUMAN MOVEMENT 1
    (Compulsory) spu404
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to develop knowledge of anatomy and function of the musculo-skeletal system during movement. Students will also be introduced to biomechanical principles underpinning the practical analysis of human movement, considering the role of analysis in sport and in movement. It will serve to widen the students' knowledge base and will provide a firm basis for working at a higher level in the discipline of sport and exercise biomechanics.Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    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 the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system during movement;

    • Explain how human anatomy influences sports performance

    • Apply theory to the practical analysis of human movement.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Name the main anatomical features, and understand the function, of the major muscles, bones and joints of the human body;

    • Describe the skeletal and muscular considerations for movement.

    • Describe selected mechanical principles in biomechanics pertinent to sport and exercise performance.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Viva Voce (10 minutes)

    Component 2 - 60% Scientific Report (1500 words)

  4. INTRODUCTIONS TO SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu407
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students an opportunity to be introduced to contemporary and fundamental concepts within sport and exercise psychology. Students will consider the underpinnings of human psychology and how this influences participation and engagement in various physical activity contexts.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 18.00 Independent   : 82.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop students’ knowledge of some fundamental psychological concepts related to sport and exercise.

    • Enhance students’ ability to read and understand psychological research.

    • Promote students’ ability to critically appraise research.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Consider how and understanding of an area of sport and exercise psychology.

    • Critically assess and conceptualise individual behaviour within a sport and exercise context.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (1500 words)

  5. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu404
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    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   : 0.00 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

  6. HUMAN MOVEMENT 2
    (Compulsory) spu406
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on the knowledge gained in Human Movement 1. Students will learn about the different physiological systems in the human body that work to produce and regulate human movement. Students will also develop vital laboratory skills to enable safe and effective administration and measurement of exercise and contributory factors. Finally the role of physical activity in the development and maintenance of human health will also be considered. Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    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 human physiology and its role in human movement

    • Develop practical laboratory skills in the assessment of human movement and risk stratification

    • Develop knowledge of public health in relation to physical activity

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Explore the systems of the human body theoretically and practically

    • Learn how to conduct risk stratifications for persons wanting to partake in exercise.

    • Develop laboratory skills essential for risk stratification of human participants and assessments human system function

    • Describe and analyse the role of and recommendations for physical activity in relation to health and well being

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Laboratory Manual (2100 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Portfolio (1400 words)

  7. PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND COACHING
    (Compulsory) spu405
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will introduce key pedagogical theories and concepts related to Physical Education and sports coaching. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the role of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches. Throughout the module, there will be opportunities to apply theoretical constructs to practical situations.

    CONTACT HOURS :

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

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Introduce students to pedagogical theories relevant to Physical Education and sport coaching

    • Develop students’ understanding of the roles of Physical Education teachers and sports coaches

    • Promote students’ abilities to apply pedagogical theory to practical Physical Education and sport settings

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Describe some pedagogical theories in relation to Physical Education and sport

    • Explain the roles of Physical Education teachers and sport coaches

    • Reflect on the importance of pedagogical theory in practical Physical Education and sport settings

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Portfolio (2500 word equivalent)

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

  8. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu409
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with an introduction to the foundations of research in sport, exercise and coaching contexts. Students have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the philosophical underpinning of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. They will also explore different data collection techniques and methods of evaluating qualitative and quantitative evidence.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 100.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Develop students’ knowledge of the philosophical underpinnings of research in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.

    • Develop students’ understanding of deductive and inductive reasoning, and how these relate to research design.

    • Develop students’ understanding of the nature of evidence, probability and the use of modelling in research in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the ontological and epistemological foundations of research in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of research design.
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of probability and its use in evaluating evidence. 
    • Interpret the results of qualitative and qualitative research.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Online Test (60 minutes)

  1. WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Compulsory) plu512
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    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. This module provides an opportunity for students wishing to attain National Professional recognition with the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) to complete an AMTLA project. The module will also provide the opportunity for those students interested in going on to the PGCE programme to gain support and guidance with the PGCE application process.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 0.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement/work experience in a workplace setting.
    • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement/work experience and of their independent learning throughout.
    • 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)

  2. SPORT AND SOCIETY
    (Compulsory) spu503
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will develop students’ understanding of the different ways sociological perspectives contribute to a critical understanding of sport and/ in society. Sociology is a discipline splintered by a number of different approaches and thus a critical assessment of sport may be conducted in numerous ways. Students will, therefore, be introduced to a number of different sociological and cultural perspectives and to how they might be used to explain sport and its role in contemporary society.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of key sociological perspectives and their application to sport.

    • Develop an awareness of sport’s relationship with society and culture at local, national and international levels.

    • Encourage students to think critically about social issues in sport especially sport’s role in perpetuating different forms of social exclusion.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Apply competently prominent sociological perspectives to make sense of social issues in sport, meaning they are able to challenge popular myths pervading sporting worlds.

    • Understand how different perspectives approach and interpret the same issue(s) in sport in different ways.

    • Develop an understanding of sport and its status as a key site of social and cultural interaction between different groups.

    • Work productively and competently in a group and individually.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions)

    Component 2 - 60% 'Seen' Exam, 2 hours

  3. PHYSICAL EDUCATION PEDAGOGY
    (Compulsory) spu520
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module is designed to give students greater insight into the teaching and learning of physical education and school sport. This module explores the aims and objectives of physical education and school sport and the issues and current challenges faced by subject of physical and by teachers of physical education and school sport.  The module will explore a range of concepts and theoretical principles underpinning practice, and provide opportunities to relate the knowledge gained to the practical implications of teaching physical education.  Students will participate in practical sessions which will provide peer / team teaching opportunities.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop an in-depth appreciation of the role of physical education in the curriculum and the important contribution made by school sport
    • Develop in-depth understanding of the various pedagogical and professional considerations for effective teaching and learning in physical education.
    • Develop understanding of some current issues in physical education and show some appreciation of what the future may hold for physical education

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical awareness of the aims of physical education and school sport and of issues relating to physical education pedagogy.

    • 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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (7 mins plus 3 mins questions)

    Component 2 - 50% Curriculum Design Report (2000 word equivalent)

  4. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu501
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with theoretical underpinning and practical experience within quantitative research methods. 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 at level 6.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 88.00 Placement   : 0.00 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, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to conduct quantitative statistics used in in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of interpreting and drawing conclusions from the results of statistical analyses in sport, exercise and coaching contexts.
    • Develop an understanding of how to report statistical results.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Conduct a range of statistical tests to determine differences, relationships and make predictions from a frequentist and Bayesian perspective.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of basic effect size measures
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of 95% confidence and credible intervals
    • Interpret, draw conclusions and report the results of statistical analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Online Test of Statistical Analysis (1 hr)

  5. PRINCIPLES OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) spu507
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    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 participation, well-being and performance 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.

    • Describe, interpret, and evaluate empirical findings relevant to solving problems in a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Critical Essay, 1500 words

    Component 2 - 40% Group Presentation, 10 minutes

  6. PLANNING AND ASSESSING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    (Compulsory) spu521
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and understanding gained in Semester 1 (SPU520 Physical Education Pedagogy) to the practical implications of planning, teaching and assessing physical education.  The module encourages the development of critical self-reflection skills through the students’ evaluation of their practice.  Students will be required to plan, deliver and assesses physical education teaching and learning episodes.  Furthermore, alongside timetabled and directed activities, students will be required to organise and undertake time in educational settings (self-arranged but can be linked to the PLU502 placement).

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

    • Develop skills in planning, managing and assessing learning in physical education, 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:

    • Self-evaluate their teaching effectiveness in relation to a selection of current Teachers’ Standards (applied to physical education and / or 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 (4000 word equivalent)

  7. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
    (Compulsory) spu511
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on those key areas of research methods delivered at level four and in SPU501. It provides a body of knowledge and experiences that will act as a preparation for more advanced studies at level six. It offers the opportunity to acquire and practice the necessary skills to conduct independent qualitative research in any of the sub-disciplines involved in investigating areas of sports, exercise and coaching related topics.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 178.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

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

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

    • To 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 qualitative study taking on board all aspects of research design.

    • Collect qualitative data using appropriate methods.      

    • Identify and interpret a range of appropriate themes from qualitative data.

    • Develop and communicate conclusions from the results of qualitative analyses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

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

  1. DISSERTATION
    (Optional) spu601
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    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 research focus must be specific to their chosen degree.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 17.00 Independent   : 383.00 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 exercise, physical activity, physical education or sport 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% Oral or Poster Presentation (600 words, 5 min presentation, 5 min defence)

    Component 2 - 80% Dissertation (10,000 words)

  2. NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Optional) plu601
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module offers students the opportunity to build on their level 5 work placement through the more developed application of a negotiated work-based research project. Students will agree with their placement tutor and workplace mentor a brief for a project which addresses a need within the organisation. Learners should complete a minimum of 100 hours in the work place. It is in the spirit of this module that wherever possible, the focus will be on social or community / sustainable development.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 276.00 Placement   : 100.00 Total   : 400.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enable students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing a negotiated work-based research project

    • Encourage students to use appropriate work-based research methods

    • Enable students to work collaboratively in a work setting, establishing continuity from their previous work placement and offering tangible evidence of building on this prior experience, where possible

    • Generate confidence and security in students’ employability on graduation

     

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Secure, negotiate and design a work-based research project

    • Develop an understanding of, and apply, research methods that are appropriate to work-based contexts

    • Interpret gathered information

    • Make a clear and productive contribution to the organization through the development of recommendations arising from the work-based research project

    • Present a creatively engaging argument

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% NEGOTIATED WORK-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT (8000 WORDS)

  3. DEVELOPING YOUNG PEOPLE & ATHLETES THROUGH SPORT
    (Compulsory) spu615
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module takes a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to understanding how young people and athletes can be developed in and through sport and Physical Education. Incorporating concepts from sport pedagogy, psychology and talent development literatures, students will be encouraged to understand youth and athletic development from holistic point of view, and across the participation-performance spectrum.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop a critical understanding of holistic youth and athlete development in sport

    • Enable students to promote a range of development outcomes when working in sport

    • Understand the role that sports coaches and teachers in developing young people and athletes in and through sport

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Demonstrate an holistic, detailed knowledge and understanding of youth and athletic development in sport

    • Critically appraise models of development within sport

    • Identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in youth development in sport

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay, 3500 words

  4. EVENTS MANAGEMENT FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT
    (Compulsory) spu613
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will require students – as a group - to conceive, plan, implement and evaluate a sports event. Responding to the needs of the sports, charity and/ or community sector, students will oversee all aspects of the sport event management process, allowing them to develop the practical, work-based competencies required for graduate level positions in the sports industry. The structure, function and operation of sports events in the United Kingdom will be critically analysed, enabling students to respond to the current UK sport development and policy context in innovative and enterprising ways. The module will include students being guided through the completion of relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols for their events.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 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 a critical 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 opportunities to develop event management skills and own links to the sports industry.

    • To work through relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

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

    • Demonstrate a critical 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 critically reflect on their own performance as event managers.

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

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 20% Group Event Proposal (3000 words)

    Component 2 - 50% Team Event (minimum two hours)

    Component 3 - 30% Reflective Group Presentation (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions)

  5. SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
    (Optional) spu603
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module will encourage students’ to deepen their understanding of social and cultural theory through a critical engagement with a variety of contemporary social phenomena and their relationship to sport at a local, national and/ or international level. The module will also encourage students to consider how their own academic and/ or vocational interests (e.g. social justice, environmental concerns, internationalisation etc.) might be enhanced by the application of a sociological lens.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Enhance students’ knowledge of sociological concepts, contemporary social and cultural phenomena and their relevance for the study of sport.

    • Deepen students’ appreciation of sociology as a tool for mapping the social and cultural context in which their academic or vocational interests exist.

    • Encourage independent thought and formulation of own presentation title.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Enhance conceptual understanding of the major contemporary forces affecting the sports industry and society more broadly.

    • Critically explore and present own academic or vocational interests, in innovative ways, within a sociological framework of students own choosing.

    • Relate sociological perspectives, theories and/ or concepts to future professions.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 70% Group Presentation, 15 minutes

    Component 2 - 30% Individual Annotated Bibliography, 1000 words

  6. APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Optional) spu607
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores the application of psychological profiling and intervention techniques in a variety of sporting situations. It seeks to develop a critical and evidence based approach in the selection of specific strategies for individuals and 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   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 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.

    • Identify, interpret and evaluate major issues in applied sports psychology.

    • Critically appraise and apply psychological profiling and intervention techniques appropriate to a specific individual and particular sport setting.

    • Apply critical knowledge and skills to an area of sport psychological practice.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Demonstrate an understanding of effective and considered psychological profiling and interview techniques.

    • Synthesise understanding of established theory and practice associated with applied sport psychology to interpret an athlete’s situation.

    • Demonstrate competence in critically employing at least one psychological intervention technique.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 40% Presentation (10 mins plus 5 mins questions)

    Component 2 - 60% Report (2500 words)

  7. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR HEALTH
    (Compulsory) spu616
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module explores physical activity as a health-related behaviour across the lifespan, starting with children.  It considers classic studies and recent research evidence to critically investigate the associations between physical (in)activity, other health-related behaviours, and fitness and health.  The module will look at physical activity behaviour from a range of perspectives, including the social and built environment and public health perspectives.  The module will specifically consider health-related concerns such as the global rise in obesity and non-communicable diseases (including Type II Diabetes Mellitus).  The module also aims to further develop understanding and competencies in the measurement of physical activity and body composition. Relevant risk assessment and health and safety protocols will be adhered to within the human performance laboratory.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 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 physical activity and health

    • Develop in-depth understanding of factors associated with people’s physical activity behaviour and the relationships between behaviour and health

    • Further develop skills in and understanding of the measurement of physical activity and body composition

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Critically describe in detail the various correlates of physical activity, and the concepts and principles underlying physical activity for health

    • Interpret and analyse epidemiological and experimental research

    • Critically evaluate the efficacy of physical activity for health across the lifespan

    • Critically evaluate the moral, ethical and safety issues which directly pertain to physical activity and health-related study.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 50% Individual Presentation (7 mins plus 3 min questions)

    Component 2 - 50% Seen/Open Book Exam (2 hours)