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Please note the first intake for this course is September 2022.

This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

Interested in how nutritional advice can be used to optimise sport performance? Aspire to help individuals who exercise for recreational purposes to lose weight? Or make your mark by tackling health challenges such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes by supporting individuals with optimal dietary habits?

Our Sport, Exercise and Nutrition BSc (Hons) course will provide a practical, 'real-world', multi and inter-disciplinary emphasis on the latest developments in sport, exercise and health nutrition. You will learn about the inter-play between psychology, physiology and nutrition to support individuals to perform at their best whether their goal is to excel in sport, or their aim is to exercise for health benefits.

At Northumbria we also provide you with the opportunity to study out of discipline modules with an emphasis on sport management and sport coaching, so if you have an entrepreneurial streak or are interested in teaching following graduation, this is the course for you. With access to a sports laboratory and testing equipment in our specialist sport and teaching facility and a bespoke nutrition kitchen, this is a course that combines practical hands-on training with the latest contemporary research in the field of sport and exercise nutrition to set you up for a career in this area.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

During your second year you will have the option to undertake a work placement in a related area, study abroad or take our Year in International Business course, so that you can put your knowledge and skills into practice and gain a wider international experience.

84% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019)

First UG Sport, Exercise and Nutrition course to gain endorsement through SENr.

Please note the first intake for this course is September 2022.

This course will offer you a thorough and scientific understanding of sport, exercise and nutrition.

Interested in how nutritional advice can be used to optimise sport performance? Aspire to help individuals who exercise for recreational purposes to lose weight? Or make your mark by tackling health challenges such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes by supporting individuals with optimal dietary habits?

Our Sport, Exercise and Nutrition BSc (Hons) course will provide a practical, 'real-world', multi and inter-disciplinary emphasis on the latest developments in sport, exercise and health nutrition. You will learn about the inter-play between psychology, physiology and nutrition to support individuals to perform at their best whether their goal is to excel in sport, or their aim is to exercise for health benefits.

At Northumbria we also provide you with the opportunity to study out of discipline modules with an emphasis on sport management and sport coaching, so if you have an entrepreneurial streak or are interested in teaching following graduation, this is the course for you. With access to a sports laboratory and testing equipment in our specialist sport and teaching facility and a bespoke nutrition kitchen, this is a course that combines practical hands-on training with the latest contemporary research in the field of sport and exercise nutrition to set you up for a career in this area.

The scientific content of the curriculum is aligned with the scientific knowledge requirements and competencies detailed in the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and during your studies you’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate existing theory and practice as well as carry out your own independent research.

During your second year you will have the option to undertake a work placement in a related area, study abroad or take our Year in International Business course, so that you can put your knowledge and skills into practice and gain a wider international experience.

84% of students believe that their course has provided them with the opportunities to apply what they have learnt (NSS, 2019)

First UG Sport, Exercise and Nutrition course to gain endorsement through SENr.

Course Information

UCAS Code
CB65

Level of Study
Undergraduate

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

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2022

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Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2022/23 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* This is the tuition fee for 2021/22 entry, and the maximum permitted to charge UK students as per Government Regulations. Government are yet to announce 2022/23 fees, if there is a change fees will be adjusted accordingly.


EU Fee in Year 1: £16,500

International Fee in Year 1: £16,500


Scholarships for 22/23 have not yet been announced. Please keep checking for updates.

For information on the range of Scholarships offered in 21/22, visit the funding pages.

 


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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

SP4000 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,20 Credits)

The aim of the Academic and Professional Skills module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and application of academic, personal and professional skills relevant to university graduates which will help you to successfully complete your degree programme. Both formal and informal techniques will be used to assess your development in key areas such as written communication, critical analysis and self-reflection. You will develop a range of general transferable skills useful for other modules throughout your programme, including knowing how to find appropriate literature to support your ideas and how to develop balanced arguments. The information you will learn will be linked to topics of interest to those working in the areas of sport, exercise and rehabilitation, giving you insight into these fields as potential career paths in addition to more general employability skills such as communication, digital fluency and time management.

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SP4001 -

Fundamentals of Psychology (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will acquire the underpinning knowledge and understanding of fundamental psychological principles and theories. You will be introduced to key concepts and approaches in psychology that have relevance to sport and exercise contexts. You will compare, contrast and integrate a range of different psychological perspectives that can be used to understand and explain human behaviour. You will have the opportunity to study the biological basis of behaviour, learn about how humans think perceive and remember, understand the cognitive processes instrumental in motor development, gain an insight into the nature of social interaction and group processes and study individual differences in personality and behaviour.

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Energetics of Exercise (Core,20 Credits)

The human body is made up of thousands of chemicals, continuously interacting to sustain life. Chemical reactions underlie all physiological processes, including how your muscles contract, your heart beats and your cells liberate energy from the food you eat. In “Energetics of Exercise” you will study the basic principles of biochemistry that support life and help us understand how your body responds to, and fuels, exercise. You will study the basic principles that underpin the liberation of energy for exercise, how protein, fats and carbohydrates contribute to fuel energy supply and how energy provision differs during exercise lasting from 1 second to several hours, from the weightlifter to the endurance athlete. Students are also introduced to the BASES and SENr Codes of Conduct prior to laboratory sessions.

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SP4003 -

Introduction to Research (Core,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to research in relation to sport, exercise and rehabilitation. The module will guide you through the research process involved in generating new information via scientific methods. The module will provide both a theoretical and practical introduction to basic experimental approaches, data analysis techniques and report writing, and demonstrate the usefulness and limitations of research-generated information.

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Fundamentals of Anatomy and Biomechanics (Core,20 Credits)

You will gain a thorough practical grounding in the fundamentals of musculo-skeletal anatomy, and methods of assessment and measurement, underpinning movement analysis and biomechanics. Through this, you will learn about the role of biomechanics in analysing and understanding human movement in the context of sport and health. You will be able to explore the principles of assessment of normal movement patterns and actions and gain practical experience in methods of kinetic and kinematic measurement and analysis commonly employed in sport and clinical biomechanics, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning.
By the end of the module you will have been given the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to:
1. Explain the basic structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system and identify key surface anatomical landmarks.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of role of biomechanics, and of how measurement methods can be applied in both sporting and health applications.
3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of fundamental kinematic and kinetic mechanical principles and apply these to the analysis of movement.
4. Demonstrate a sound understanding of professional practice and ethical awareness in human movement assessment.

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Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about the structure and way in which the different physiological systems of the body work. In addition, you will learn about how these systems are controlled both at rest and during exercise. The control of these systems is important for later modules which examine the limits to how the body works which could be during disease as well as exercise. The major physiological systems to be examined will be the cardiovascular, respiratory, bioenergetic, muscular, immune and nervous systems.

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SP5026 -

Research Design and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn how to apply the systematic-scientific method to address problems of relevance to your discipline. The module will guide you through designing, conducting, analysing and presenting your own research findings and prepare you for carrying out an independent research project. The module will provide both a theoretical and practical perspective on the research process, with a focus towards understanding the usefulness and limitations of research-generated information.

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SP5027 -

Sport Performance Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will cover the main principles that underlie many of the current practices of performance assessment within physiology, psychology and biomechanics. This may include aerobic and anaerobic assessment, muscle activity and force, and psychological factors affecting performance such as goals, strategies and philosophies of psychological assessment. The underlying principles associated with various assessment procedures, such as reliability, validity and specificity/appropriateness of assessment method will be analysed and discussed along with relevant discipline specific underpinning knowledge. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop knowledge of how these principles can be applied within sporting contexts. By the end of the module, successful students will know the process of assessing the strengths and weaknesses of athletes in relation to their sport, whilst understanding the most relevant battery of assessments to utilise via a multidisciplinary approach.

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SP5028 -

Exercise and Health Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

This module provides you with an understanding of a broad range of assessment procedures related to exercise and health. You will first gain the fundamental knowledge required for health and exercise assessment in physiology, psychology and biomechanics. Building on this knowledge, you will gain an understanding of health screening and the different factors that can affect health in exercise to help with identifying appropriate assessments. During the module you will be taught various assessment procedures in all disciplines whilst being given the skills to understand their strengths and limitations. The module will also provide you with the skills on how to interpret assessment data, and also the skills to be able to synthesise assessment data over multiple disciplines to make overall conclusions.

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SP5029 -

SER Professional Development and Practice (Core,20 Credits)

The main focus of the module is work, or career, specific learning. It encourages you to develop independence and to take responsibility for your own career-relevant skill development. This process is supplemented by the inclusion of generic lectures, workshops, associated directed learning tasks and individual tutorial support. The generic lectures will provide you with the knowledge necessary to allow you to capitalise upon this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity. Workshops and directed tasks will allow for the development of essential self-reflection skills.

Generic lecture and workshop topics include:
· Self-reflection and SMART analysis and Key Skills exercises to establish your development needs as a Practitioner in Sport and Exercise.
· Creating a CPD contract and CPD Portfolio
· Identifying appropriate CPD opportunities to enhance your degree related expertise and aspirations

Once you have written your SMART / Key Skills analysis and CPD contract you will then be able to identify a number of potential CPD opportunities in the form of short courses, workshops, and coaching awards. Many of the skills and abilities you will learn will be of value to your life-long learning aspirations.

Potential CPD Opportunities may include:
· Volunteering / working in a sport and exercise environment
· Working in a PE context
· Shadowing a professional in the workplace
· Writing business plans
· Writing grant applications
· Attendance at conferences, workshops, courses.

Regular contact is maintained between you and your supervisor in order to ensure that you are supported throughout the module.

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SP5030 -

Extreme Physiology (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module you will study the limitations to physiological function within the framework of extreme environments and fatiguing exercise. Specifically, you will study the responses and adaptations to exercise at extreme altitude and temperature, and how the human body manages the threat to homeostasis by studying the physiology of fatigue. With support from staff and peers you will design, conduct and report an original research study to answer a question on the aetiology of fatigue during exercise in an extreme environment. Through engaging with the research process, you will learn what is required of a scientist conducting research.

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SP5031 -

Introduction to Performance Analysis (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the background to performance analysis in sport. The history of the development of technology and methods of collecting performance analysis data will be covered. Where the discipline fits into the other sport science fields will be explained and how the data can be used for multiple audiences will be shown. The important relationship between the performance analyst and coach will be highlighted and examples used from a range of sports to cement this understanding will used. Factors to remember when collecting, analysing and feeding back analysed information will be outlined and essential processes during the data analysis stage, such as; validity and reliability will be covered. You will learn what it is like to work in the applied performance analysis field with guest lectures from local performance analysts at professional clubs. You will be able to, by the end of the module, understand how to collect, analyse and present objective, reliable performance analysis data which the coach and players can use to infer about their performance and make improvements for future performances.

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SP5032 -

Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Core,20 Credits)

This module will give you an insight into the vital role nutrition can play in optimising sport performance, whilst also recognising that those who exercise recreationally can also benefit highly from appropriate nutritional strategies. You will conduct practical nutrition sessions and learn about different dietary and energy requirements of athletes and exercising individuals, alongside gaining experience of appropriate nutritional and dietary assessment and analytical tools. Furthermore, you will learn about issues related to sport and exercise nutrition, such as nutritional demands on performance and exercise (pre-during and post nutritional requirements) and current dietary issues within sport and exercise populations.

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SP5033 -

Contemporary Issues in PE and School Sport (PESS) (Optional,20 Credits)

The module is designed to provide students with an insight into a range of contemporary UK education, and Physical Education (PE) specific policies, strategies and initiatives published by professional bodies and government departments. More broadly, students will critically discuss and analyse a range of contemporary strategies impacting on PE and School Sport (PESS). Particular attention will be directed to the statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for PE at Key Stages 1 to 4 enshrined in the new NCPE, and the impact that the PE and Sport Premium has had on the delivery of primary school PE. Students will develop awareness of the shifting role of the PE teacher and sports coach as well as other contemporary issues such as obesity, intensity training and inclusion.

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SP5034 -

Principles of Strength and Conditioning (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will introduce you to the discipline of strength and conditioning, and the requirements of a career as a strength & conditioning coach. You will learn about the role of a strength and conditioning coach and the development of the discipline and it’s place within the sport science support services in the UK. You will study the physiological and biomechanical underpinnings to a range of training modalities in strength & conditioning, and identify, analyse, and coach the key technical aspects of these modalities, with the ultimate aim of enhancing performance in sport.

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SP5035 -

Physical Activity & Health (Optional,20 Credits)

This module provides you with an understanding of the factors that contribute to health status and health management, the role of physical activity in public health and how health promotion strategies are applied in practice. The module will give you an insight to the public health strategies and the social, cultural and economic impact on the management of health and well-being. In this module you will also learn about the role of physical activity in promoting health and well-being, including how individual, social, cultural and economic factors influence uptake and adherence of physical activity. The module will also give you insight into health promotion initiatives and the role of physical activity in health promotion. The module will draw upon expertise to provide you with up-to-date information on research both within the department and further afield.

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SP5036 -

Managing & Developing the Business of Sport (Optional,20 Credits)

You will examine the work of sport business professionals, agencies, organisations and governing bodies to gain an appreciation of how business principles are applied to the sports industry. You will cover areas such as the principles of strategy, governance, marketing, finance, legal issues and performance management to help develop you understanding of the sport business sector.

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SP5037 -

Digital Sport & Business Marketing (Optional,20 Credits)

This module addresses the rapidly evolving areas which have an impact upon sport and sport business. The digital age has brought many challenges and opportunities to those who are managing in sport. This module looks to equip those who have aspirations of working in sport business with the capacity to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities presented by digital sport and business marketing. The key concepts which will be considered in this module can include sport marketing in the digital age, social media in sport marketing, fan engagement in online environments, fan activation and involvement with sport business, the importance of sport communication strategies and future considerations for the sport marketer. Students will engage with the current key digital platforms available. By the end of the module students will have developed an awareness of the significance that digital marketing has on the sport business and the challenges and opportunities.

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SP5038 -

Analytics for Sport (Optional,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SP5042 -

Nutrition for Health (Core,20 Credits)

This module enables you to apply your knowledge of nutrition including dietary guidelines within various population and health-related conditions. You will consider the changing physiological requirements and the social influences on dietary choices. This module will enable you to engage with current research which is impacting both on our understanding of the relationship between diet and health, but also the perceptions of the general public who are exposed to media reporting of research findings. There will also be opportunities for research led sessions where you will be reviewing and critiquing current research publications. You will also develop an understanding of the impact of nutrition on current diet-related conditions which are increasingly prevalent in our society. In an area of research which is constantly evolving, you will review current findings and evaluate their impact on current advice.

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AT5004 -

Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SP5024 -

Sport Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SP5025 -

Sport Study Abroad (60 credit) (Optional,60 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SP5043 -

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6 (the length of the placement will be determined by your programme but it can be no less than 30 weeks and no more than 52 weeks). You will undertake a guided work placement at a host organisation. This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

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ML6001 -

Unilang - Languages for All - Level 6 Placeholder (Optional,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

SP6035 -

SER UG Project (Core,40 Credits)

The module aims to develop your skills of independent working by engaging with a topic of your own choosing. You will develop a critical and in-depth knowledge of a specific area (within the remit of your degree programme) in relation to a research or clinical problem of contemporary relevance to the industry/profession. You will learn aspects of research such as literature searching, filtering and quality assessment, project design considerations, ethical implications and data analysis methods. You will develop skills such as time management, contingency planning and critical thinking to produce a well-planned, coherent and ethical project.

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SP6036 -

Sport Performance Intervention Strategies (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will incorporate an interdisciplinary approach to optimise performance. The module is designed to allow students to critically apply the principles of sport science to aid in the improvement of athletic performance. You will study the adaptations and limitations to physical performance, psychological techniques and biomechanical principles of movement. The module will investigate a variety of ‘skills’ as a platform to apply interventions based around the three disciplines of Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology. The students will work holistically in interdisciplinary groups to analyse performance/technique/behaviour and devise appropriate, evidence-based interventions to optimise performance.

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SP6037 -

Exercise & Health Intervention Strategies (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn about the multidisciplinary impact of issues related to exercise and health. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of possible short-term interventions and of the implications of outcomes of such interventions. The module will first guide you through issues related to exercise and health, which may include the aetiology of clinical disorders or sub clinical risk factors for chronic conditions. You will then learn of the impact of such issues and how it can influence the functioning of an individual across multiple disciplines. Finally, the module will build on this knowledge and give you an awareness of possible intervention strategies with the aim of addressing one or more discipline specific issues. You will then gain an understanding of the implications of the intervention from a physiological, psychological and/or biomechanical perspective.

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SP6038 -

Human Movement Science (Optional,20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to enable you to further develop the practical and theoretical skills you learned in previous modules. You will be introduced to advanced kinematic and kinetic data collection and analysis techniques, and to potential applications relevant to current research initiatives in sport and clinical biomechanics. In the second part of the module, you will explore advanced techniques used in clinical biomechanics. You will develop your practical skills and learn to use clinical normative profiling techniques. You will design your own projects and learn to independently collect, and critically appraise your data, and report your findings. In addition, this module aims to develop your appreciation of scientific rigor in experimental design and testing, and to give you an understanding of how to control and measure potential sources of error, reliability and validity.

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SP6039 -

Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science (Optional,20 Credits)

You will?learn how to apply knowledge of human physiology, psychology and sport/physical activity-related assessment processes?to the field of paediatric sport and exercise science. You will learn about the psychological and physiological issues associated with maturation?in the exercising child and adolescent. The psychological determinants of child and adolescent sport and physical activity participation will also be examined. Furthermore, you will explore multi-disciplinary approaches to develop an intervention strategy that addresses a contemporary issue within a paediatric population.

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SP6040 -

Physiological basis of training and performance (Optional,20 Credits)

This module covers the prescription of exercise to improve sport specific fitness and sporting performance. The focus of this module is on?evidence-based?practice. Throughout the module you will investigate the most appropriate method(s) of training to enhance a range of components of fitness. To do this, you will be required to gather and evaluate the scientific literature that exists for different components of fitness. Furthermore, you will be required to explain?the physiological adaptations that arise from different training methods and the?resulting?causal mechanism(s)?for?improving performance. In addition to the critical understanding of physiological adaptations, you will examine the principles of training programme design,?factors that influence training programmes.?Throughout the module, you will be encouraged to critically review the?body of?literature?on each topic,?not just in terms?general conclusion(s)?but also?the applicability of the findings to?athletes from all sectors of society.??

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Psychological Skills Training (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about and get to experience what a sport psychologist does when working with athletes?and coaches. You will explore the different ways in which a sport psychologist can work with?athletes and?coaches and?will begin to create your own personal approach to sport psychology practice.??You will be exposed to the range of different issues that a sport psychologist might encounter from performance enhancement through performance dysfunction, performance impairment and performance termination, and will learn about how a sport psychologist deals with these issues.? You will find out what athletes?from different cultures?think of sport psychology, and how sport psychologists can use this information to make their work with athletes more effective.? You will get to try out and critique a range of psychological techniques?derived from?both?western and eastern philosophies?including?goal-setting, imagery, self-talk?progressive muscular relaxation?and?mindfulness.? You will learn how to design?individualised?mental training programmes, and how to?work as part of a multidisciplinary team.?

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Sports and Exercise Medicine, Injury and Rehabilitation (Optional,20 Credits)

This module aims to develop a critical in-depth understanding of the nature, and key professional responsibilities of the sport and exercise scientist working as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, whilst also working with diverse clinical groups and clients from multi-cultural and ethnically diverse backgrounds. You will be introduced to the specific needs of athletes and will be given the background knowledge to be able to advise them on prevention and rehabilitation strategies, based on critical evaluation of current evidence, in order to facilitate their continued participation in their chosen sport, exercise or activity.

You will be given the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of acute and chronic musculo-skeletal, and inflammatory conditions in specific groups of athletes and to devise evidence-based rehabilitation strategies. You will also learn to critically evaluate and apply knowledge of the psychological, physiological, and nutritional aspects of injury, recovery and general wellbeing, when developing assessment and rehabilitation. You will be taught from a variety of practitioners in the fields of sports medicine including physiology, nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation management.

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SP6043 -

Talent Identification and High-Performance Sport (Optional,20 Credits)

This module is designed for students to critically analyse the skills required to coach and nurture athletic talent at a high-performance level. The module will critique contemporary long term athlete development models, pathways and their impact on performance, long term participation and well-being. Students will also critically examine what is meant by the term talent, identify the skills and competencies needed to coach and develop in a high-performance setting, investigate the difficulties a high-performance coach may encounter and provide potential solutions to maximise effective coaching practice.

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SP6044 -

Sport Event Management (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate a sport event. This module is designed to provide you with a vocationally-relevant sport management experience, founded upon theoretical principles. You are required to work in a group to plan and deliver a sports event, and then individually evaluate one aspect of the event. The module is intended to promote entrepreneurship and creativity as well as personal and collective responsibility by means of a real-life challenge.

On this module you will conduct a critical analysis of sport event literature, evaluate planning models, conduct market research, and reflect on the acquisition of graduate attributes, such as;
· Creativity
· Resilience;
· Teamwork and leadership;
· Advanced communication skills;
· Entrepreneurship and Employability;
· Cultural awareness and ethical behaviour within the sport environment.

Planning, implementing, and evaluating a sports event is challenging. It will test your knowledge and skills across a number of academic disciplines. Similarly, the live project assessments will add a new dimension to your learning experience. They are designed to be authentic, as such you will have a significant degree of autonomy in how you develop your team, conceptualise your event plan, and begin the implementation process. Due to the autonomous, yet supportive, teaching philosophy adopted on this module, you will find it a highly rewarding experience.

Generally through your active engagement with this module, you will develop a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your professional competencies in a range of skills and attributes, which are transferable and desirable in a number of industry sectors.

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SP6045 -

Applied Coaching of Individual Sports in an Educational Setting (Optional,20 Credits)

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities, such as badminton, gymnastics and athletics. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to further develop your coaching skills and practice but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order to teach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games in a school environment. A major part of this module will be the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain a critical understanding of how to develop these with students in an educational context.

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SP6046 -

Global Sport Business and Management (Optional,20 Credits)

This module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of key elements of the global sport industry. You will be introduced to the contemporary principles of management in international sport business and will learn about economic and social benefits that sport brings across the globe. Topics that will be covered in this module include international sport governance; globalisation of sport; international sport events, bidding for them and their impacts and legacies; managing international sport brands and rights; the impact of technology on global sport; international athlete management and role of intermediaries; sport as an instrument of “soft power”; international sport tourism; and the sustainability of international sport industry.

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SER Professional & Career Development (Optional,20 Credits)

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.

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SP6048 -

Health, Exercise and Behaviour Change (Optional,20 Credits)

This module provides you with an understanding of the role of physical activity and exercise in relation to health, the theories of behaviour change and how the theories are applied in practice. In the first half of the module, you will gain an understanding of the physiology of physical activity and exercise, and how this can prevent and manage a number of health conditions in a range of populations. The latter half of the module focuses on providing you with an insight of behaviour change including factors that influence behaviour change and an understanding of how such models can be applied in practice. The module will review current health promotion strategies and initiatives to enable you to develop your skills and competencies in evaluating empirical evidence and in designing health-based intervention strategies.

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SP6050 -

Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Core,20 Credits)

Contemporary issues in sport and exercise nutrition’ will challenge your current beliefs surrounding existing sport, exercise and health nutrition advice. Each week you will study a different contemporary issue relating to the field of sport, exercise and health nutrition. You will be exposed to the underpinning scientific concepts relating to each contemporary issue, then challenged to question current dietary advice and thus devise your own dietary recommendations. On this module you will learn that the discipline of sport and exercise nutrition is saturated with advice that often has no scientific underpinning. Therefore, as final year sport, exercise and nutrition students, you will further develop your critical evaluation and questioning skills that will be invaluable to you when applying to work in the field of sport, exercise and nutrition upon graduation.

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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition BSc (Hons)

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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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