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Sport Coaching Science (Tournament Golf) BSc (Hons)

Honours Degree , Full-time

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Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • 112 Typical UCAS Tariff
  • C617 Course Code
golf

Overview

This degree has been designed to develop your understanding of sport coaching science, with a particular emphasis on all levels of golf performance and participation. You will understand the factors that affect engagement and performance, and develop strategies to optimise performance on the golf course.

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

Why study this course?

• Includes a Golf Experience that supplements the academic modules to promote transformative learning.
• The programme is supported by a range of international experts to promote student experience and networks.
• The tour module allows students to compete on an Order of Merit while reflecting on the experience of playing and coaching.
• An annual golf residential takes students away to explore the golf industry and aid the transformative learning experience.

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

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

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

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

What does the course cover?

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

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the programme a range of appropriate assessment methods are employed. These methods are design to promote students opportunity to engage and reflect upon key competencies needed for employability. Examples of assessments include portfolios, case studies, critical essays, research projects, reflective diaries, presentations, and group work. While traditional examinations are often useful, students will have only one exam in throughout their three years.

What careers could I consider?

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

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Entry Requirements

 

 

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:

An additional annual fee of £2000 (paid yearly in two instalments) is required to cover additional golf programme memberships, uniform, course vists, guest speakers, and a residential.

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. PREPARATION FOR TOUR
    (Optional) spu408
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module provides a balanced academic and vocationally relevant approach designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for their SPU518 Tour module. This module provides students with the opportunity to recognise the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge required to enhance golf performance, coaching and experience. Students will be introduced to personal performance profiles and how to use them within golf settings. Students will also be introduced to methods of reflection to allow them to gain from experiences on the tour module and other work placements opportunities.

    CONTACT HOURS :

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

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop knowledge of the underlying theories and concepts associated with the use of basic scientific approaches to working with a professional golfer.

    • Understand how to assess a golf performance from a scientific perspective.

    • Develop an understanding of reflective practice

    • Gain an understanding of how to use personal development journals in tracking a golfer’s progress through reflective practice while playing on a professional tour.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Evaluate the performance needs of a professional golfer using various performance profiling techniques used by sports science professionals.

    • Critically appraise performance strategies of golfers

    • Reflect on and in experiences

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (1500 words)

  6. INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING
    (Optional) 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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. TOUR
    (Optional) spu522
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module aims to develop students’ knowledge and practical competencies expected of a reflective practitioner within applied golf science. Students will be required to adopt a specific golf science discipline to plan and reflect upon their experiences. Students will play on a competitive tour and produce a journal of reflective writing that is based on their personal observations and experience of using their plan during competitions. They will need to critically analyse their experience and provide recommendations to practitioners drawing upon appropriate research literature.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 12.00 Independent   : 138.00 Placement   : 50.00 Total   : 200.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Develop a critical understanding of the needs of a tournament golfer from the perspective of a specific scientific discipline.

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

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

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Critically analyse golf performance from a specific scientific discipline.

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

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

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (3000 words)

  2. WORK RELATED LEARNING
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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)

  3. BIOMECHANICS AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SPORT AND EXERCISE
    (Compulsory) spu504
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to extend the students' knowledge and practical skills in the application of biomechanics to specific sport and exercise activities. The emphasis will be on the application of biomechanics in the assessment, evaluation and improvement of technique in a range of sports. Practical experiences will include the role of biomechanical kinetic and kinematic assessment in the analysis of sport and the application of hand and computerised notation systems to individual and team sports.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 students’ knowledge and understanding of the biomechanical factors that contribute to successful movement in sports and exercise

    • Develop students’ understanding of human movement analysis including the range of equipment and testing protocols commonly used in such analysis.

    • Introduce different analysis methodologies and research, which has enhanced biomechanics knowledge of sports performance and develop the students’ understanding of the application of these techniques in performance sport.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Evaluate key biomechanical concepts in human performance.

    • Examine concepts and testing methods used in kinetics, kinematics and electromyography that influence skilled sports performance.

    • Identify different methods of performance analysis and assess their strengths and weaknesses.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Laboratory Report (2000 words)

    Component 2 - 40% Online In-class Test, 1 hour

  4. COACHING PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE 1
    (Compulsory) spu505
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module 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 and other relevant disciplines to their practical experiences.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 22.00 Independent   : 178.00 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 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 - 100% Paired Presentation (10 min video) and Individual Justification Report, 1500 words

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. INTRODUCTION TO STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
    (Compulsory) spu512
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module aims to build on key physiological and biomechanical concepts that underpin physical development. The module will focus on critically exploring different exercise testing and prescription methods used in performance sport. The students will critically explore the development of aerobic/anaerobic capabilities, muscle strength, power, hypertrophy, speed, agility and their respective roles in sports performance. They will also learn how to monitor training and performance. Students will conduct a needs analyses aiming to identify factor to support successful sports performance and gain vital practical experience in assessing key capabilities and developing exercise regimens.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 critical skills in the evaluation of needs of different sports.

    • Develop a critical appreciation of science behind the development of the fundamentals of sports performance.

    • Introduce methods on monitoring athletes and the practical applications.

    • Develop key practical skills in the assessment and development of sports performance

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Conduct a needs analysis

    • Gain experience of conducting numerous physiological & biomechanical assessments

    • Develop evidence based training sessions

    • Learn and critique different ways of monitoring training.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 60% Mahara Poster, 2400 words

    Component 2 - 40% Practical Session (30 minutes) and Evaluation Presentation (5 minutes)

  8. 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
    (Compulsory) 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. GOLF BIOMECHANICS
    (Compulsory) spu614
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    This module builds on key areas of sport and exercise biomechanics delivered at level five with a focus on golf. The emphasis is to provide a critical, theoretical and practical understanding of the major applied techniques used in the biomechanical analysis of the golf swing and how these maybe used to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Students will develop understanding of biomechanical assessment procedures, data analysis, interpretation and laboratory skills with particular emphasis on 3D motion analysis, analysis of force using force platforms and the analysis of muscle activation using electromyography. In addition, the relationship between the biomechanist and coach will be explored. 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: 

    • Apply knowledge and practical experience of the techniques used for recording and analysing the golf swing. 

    • Detail how applied biomechanics can improve sporting performance and reduce the risk of injury. 

    • Demonstrate a developed critical awareness of differing approaches to movement analysis

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

    • Develop a critical understanding of practical experimental and laboratory skills in biomechanics by consideration and discussion of selected topics in the literature. 

    • Critically evaluate biomechanical research methods application to sports performance.    

    • Apply biomechanical methods to a sports performance testing situation.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Individual Presentation (15 mins plus 5 mins for questions)

  3. APPLIED GOLF SCIENCE
    (Compulsory) spu622
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

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

    CONTACT HOURS :

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

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Introduce the key themes, knowledge and processes in the delivery of sports science support to tour golfers.

    • Develop core skills in delivering golf science support.

    • Examine and develop intervention strategies for the enhancement of golf performance.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

     

    • Display a critical appreciation of the integration of sports science disciplines for the enhancement golf performance.

    • Display a critical appreciation of the latest trends in golf science support.

    Design an intervention based on appropriately collected data of a single athlete

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio, 4000 words

  4. COACHING PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE 2
    (Compulsory) spu605
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    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   : 24.00 Independent   : 176.00 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 critically 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:

     

    • Critically evaluate current applied literature in order to effectively plan and design an observation of a sport skill

    • Critically evaluate a specific 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

  5. APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
    (Compulsory) 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)