SP6047 - SER Professional & Career Development

What will I learn on this module?

This module is focused on you gaining experience with the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry using a variety of professional and career development opportunities to suit your own needs; including, but not limited to work-based experience, shadowing professionals, attending workshops/courses/conferences, and careers events. Therefore, much of the learning on this module takes place away from the classroom and out in the sport, exercise and the rehabilitation industry. This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to undertake an individually tailored programme of professional and career development activities, which you design, relevant to your own sport/exercise/rehabilitation-related career interests and needs. In addition, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the value of professional and career development activities in enhancing employability within the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry. It is an opportunity to take the learning you have gained in other modules and put it in to practice within the real-world settings.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a tailored programme of professional and career development activities relevant to your own sport/exercise/rehabilitation-related career interests and needs. In addition, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the value of professional and career development activities in enhancing employability within the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry. As part of the module, you will also be encouraged to develop your critical reflection skills both in reflecting upon your own professional and career development and your awareness of the wider sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry. Module content will be based around understanding the meaning of employability within the sport, exercise and rehabilitation contexts, exploring professional and career development, work-based learning, and developing employability-based skills such as action planning, reflection and interview skills to enhance your work readiness.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP. Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. A dedicated assessment session will afford you the opportunity to ask assessment related questions in class. The Module Leader is there to support you with any queries that you may have about the module content, and all staff members provide tutorial time outside of class time. Module tutors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There are also further academic skills support available from the University Library services where you can gain access to study skills / academic writing and support materials, as well as links to booking both on and off campus study skills sessions.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

By the end of the module, students will be able to:
Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Demonstrate engagement with your own professional and career development.

2. Use critical reflection to evaluate your own development within a professional sport, exercise and/or rehabilitation industry context, to help to direct your future professional development needs and career interests.

3. Critically appraise the literature on employability in relation to your chosen professional and career activity.
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Develop the ability to critically reflect on your current thinking and the thinking of others regarding sport, exercise and/or rehabilitation industry-based issues and needs.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Through reflection you should be able to show understanding of the current context of sport, exercise and/or rehabilitation employability and the ethical & moral issues which need to be considered.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:
There are two assessments on this module which are designed to take you through the process of planning, implementing, and reflecting on your professional and career development. The assessments are:

1. Professional and career development action plan (2000 words) worth 50% of the module total assessment. (MLO’s 2, 3, 4)

2. Self-Reflection Viva (20 minutes) worth 50% including evidence of professional and career development activity. (MLO’s 1, 2, 5)

Formative Assessment:
You will be allocated a staff supervisor on this module who will be able to support you in preparing the assessments and planning your programme of professional and career development activities.

Taught sessions will include specific guidance and tasks/simulation around action planning and interview skills. You will be given the opportunity to practice and receive feedback in these areas before the final assessments.

You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module is focused on you gaining experience with the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry using a variety of professional development opportunities to suit your own needs; including, but not limited to work-based experience, shadowing professionals, attending workshops/courses/conferences, and careers events. Therefore, much of the learning on this module takes place away from the classroom and out in the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry. This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to undertake an individually tailored programme of professional and career development activities, which you design, relevant to your own sport/exercise/rehabilitation-related career interests and needs. In addition, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the value of professional and career development activities in enhancing employability within the sport, exercise and rehabilitation industry. It is an opportunity to take the learning you have gained in other modules and put it in to practice within the real-world settings.

Course info

UCAS Code CX65

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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