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The Management Science and Coaching of Sport

The Management, Science and Coaching of Sport

The module enables you to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the various processes and practices that are central to professions within the sport industry (namely: sport management, sport science and sport coaching).

The multi-disciplinary nature of this module is designed to enable you to appreciate and evaluate sport, as a global business, from an informed and inquisitive viewpoint. Students will engage, in-depth with a variety of principles and issues in relation to the management of major sporting events, and the science and coaching of professional football, where the applied nature of the programme will help bring a real world context to the taught programme.  You will also develop transferable skills in areas such as: communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Interactive Lectures, Seminars, Practical laboratory sessions, Guest Speakers and Field Trips.

  • Audio-visual presentation
  • Design of a training plan
  • Multiple-choice exam

  • Emma Boocock

  • Emma has over 13 years of coaching experience in both hockey and football, which has seen her work with a range of age groups across both participation and elite levels. Most notably Emma previously worked with the England Women’s U17 football team delivering competition performance analysis. Since then, she has continued to coach at county and regional level for England hockey.  After working for the North Riding County FA Emma recognised that the education of coaches was paramount to the development and success of athletes. From here Emma went on to complete her PhD, evaluating an elite coach education programme for the Premier League. She was able to work with and within renowned football academies which has since provided some excellent connections for further research.
  • Emma's research methodology is something which shows her uniqueness. Her research uses critical realism and realist evaluation. This philosophical methodological approach allows her to contribute in a different way to the current sports coaching landscape. Her research has been published in high quality international journals and presented at conferences in the UK and abroad.

   Please click here for a full version of Emma's profile

  • St. James's park
  • Coach Lane campus ATP

*Please note this list is indicative

The Management, Science and Coaching of Sport
Monday, June 17 2019

Arrival Registration and Refreshments

Programme Presentation and Module Overview

 Campus and City Tour 
 Tuesday, June 18 2019

 The Nature and Importance of Social Events

venue: St. James's park

Wednesday, June 19 2019  Project Management and Working with Partners  FREE TIME 
 Thursday, June 20 2019

Event operations and sponsorship

 Friday, June 21 2019

Assessment: Presentations 

 Saturday, June 22 2019 Day trip to York 
 Sunday, June 23 2019 FREE TIME 
Monday, June 24 2019

Lab Induction

Physiology of Football

 Tuesday, June 25 2019

Minimising injury in football


Wednesday, June 26 2019 

Fitness for Football


 Thursday, June 27 2019  How to fuel the body for a game  FREE TIME
Friday, June 28 2019   Assessment: Online Exam Depart to Alnwick Castle for a weekend stay 
Saturday, June 29 2019 

Activities at Alnwick Castle 

(broom-flying lesson, film tour, Alnwick castle tour, market place, etc)

Sunday, June 30 2019 

Northumberland tour

(Chillingham castle, Seahouses)

 Monday, July 1 2019 The Role and Responsibilities of the Coach  FREE TIME 
 Tuesday, July 2 2019  Practical:

The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Wednesday, July 3 2019

Training Programmes and periodisation 



 Thursday, July 4 2019  Moral and Ethical Implications of Football  FREE TIME 
Friday, July 5 2019 

Assessment: Practical Delivery 

Farewell Dinner / Afternoon Tea 
Saturday, July 6 2019  Check out from Portland Green student accommodation 


 Timetable is still subject to change - all to be confirmed in March 2019

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