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From the playground to the world stage, coaches make a difference. If you want to help people at all levels and ages achieve their potential, this course is for you.

This is a course specifically for future coaches, teachers and sports educators. This specialisation means that you’ll have the skills, knowledge and understanding that may not be taught in a general sports degree.

You will be learning on some of the best campus sport facilities in the UK and rated Top 15 in the UK in Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

Learning from several staff who have been there and done it at National, International and World level, you’ll learn to inspire elite athletes, communities and young people through the power of sport.

98% of students said they were satisfied with the course, with the specific following areas all receiving 96% agreement: High quality of application of theory to practice; Links to industry; Stimulating module content; Communication and Transparency; Variety of teaching and assessment. (NSS, 2020)

For more information in relation to studying Sport Coaching, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Sport Coaching updates.

See other similar courses you may be interested in: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

From the playground to the world stage, coaches make a difference. If you want to help people at all levels and ages achieve their potential, this course is for you.

This is a course specifically for future coaches, teachers and sports educators. This specialisation means that you’ll have the skills, knowledge and understanding that may not be taught in a general sports degree.

You will be learning on some of the best campus sport facilities in the UK and rated Top 15 in the UK in Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

Learning from several staff who have been there and done it at National, International and World level, you’ll learn to inspire elite athletes, communities and young people through the power of sport.

98% of students said they were satisfied with the course, with the specific following areas all receiving 96% agreement: High quality of application of theory to practice; Links to industry; Stimulating module content; Communication and Transparency; Variety of teaching and assessment. (NSS, 2020)

For more information in relation to studying Sport Coaching, contact Northumbria University today on 0191 406 0901 or register for Sport Coaching updates.

See other similar courses you may be interested in: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Course Information

UCAS Code
CX65

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

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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


For 22/23 scholarship information, please see the main 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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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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SP4006 -

Introduction to Sports Coaching (Core,20 Credits)

This module aims to help students develop an understanding of the fundamental knowledge and skills of effective coaching. The module will examine coaching practice in relation to current theories and models associated with effective coaching. You will be given an opportunity to gain practical coaching experience and observe coaches in action within this module.

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SP4007 -

Long Term Athlete Development and Child Development (Core,20 Credits)

You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your knowledge of the different models, principles and processes of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). The module addresses the key principles of growth and maturation in children and allows you to examine normal physical and motor development of children and to identify where developmental patterns are not as expected.

You will develop an insight into some of the injuries and medical issues of concern to the coach when working with young athletes and how to minimise the risks and put in place preventative measures. On completion of the module you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Multi Skills acquisition covering the areas of FUNdamentals, A, B, C’s and the correct techniques of developing these skills.

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SP4008 -

Introduction to Coaching Science (Core,20 Credits)

The module is designed to introduce students to the role of science in the understanding of sports performance and how the scientific principles can be applied to the sports coaching process. Students will study the four main disciplines of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition in order to appreciate the role that science has on current practices in sport. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts within the four main disciplines. The application of these concepts to sport will be outlined to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of the sports coaching process.

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SP4009 -

Social Issues and Sport Consumers (Core,20 Credits)

This module is centred on two important and interrelated areas. First, we examine the modern make-up of sport across all levels and track key changes in sport organisations occurring due to changes in the way that we live and work in modern society. For example, we will investigate issues including (but not limited to) commercialisation and globalisation, modern consumption practices, celebrity and stardom, neoliberalism and corruption. Second, we will explore the benefits and drawbacks, winners and losers, accepters and resisters to these social movements manifest in sport. To do this, we look at myriad definitions of the sport consumer and sport stakeholders. We will examine who benefits from sport’s current organisation and what are some of the costs (e.g. social, human, economic) of such practices.

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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 (Core,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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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 (Optional,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)

This module considers how the increasing availability of data has transformed the way in which sport is managed, played, promoted and consumed. The data revolution is having a profound impact across the sport industry and this module helps students to understand how data can be utilised across a range of situations in sport. The key areas which are considered in this module include; an introduction to data and analytics, the current data ecosystem, analysing data for better sports performance, analytics in digital and sport marketing, analytics for event and facility management. In addition to this, there are considerations given to how individual and team sports can use data analytics to improve sporting performance and competitiveness. By the end of the module students will have developed an awareness of the significance of data in the sport industry and gain an insight into the different ways data can be used to inform decision making across a range of sport situations.

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SP5039 -

Coaching Skills and Practice (Core,20 Credits)

This practically oriented module will focus upon the application of research informed approaches to coaching that promote conditions for optimal learning and motivation across different sport coaching contexts. Coaching Skills and Practice builds upon the knowledge, skills and applied experiences gained at Level 4 to develop a research rich understanding of key pedagogical principles (e.g., coaching behaviours, practice design) that can be applied to create progressive, engaging and transferable outcomes in different sport coaching contexts. This module aims to introduce the concepts of how to create motivational climates (e.g., self-determination theory) that meet group/individual needs to positively influence engagement, motivation and well-being in sport. In addition, this module will develop an understanding of applied skill acquisition research that can be used to create conditions for optimal learning, and transfer of skill to different applied sport coaching contexts (e.g., high performance, participation, special populations).

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

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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SP5024 -

Sport Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study at level 5 and before level 6. You will undertake a year abroad at a partner university equivalent to 120 UK credits. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria). Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

Note: This is a competitive process and a place on the module cannot be guaranteed.

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SP5025 -

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

The Study Abroad module is a semester based 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which facilitate study abroad within the programme. You will undertake a semester abroad at a partner university equivalent to 60 UK credits. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be constructed to meet the learning outcomes for the programme for the semester in question, dependent on suitable modules from the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria). The module will be assessed by conversion of graded marks from the host University and, where appropriate, complementary activities as agreed between the student and module tutor.

Learning outcomes on the year-long modules on which the student is unable to attend the home institution must be met at the host institution, and marks from the host are incorporated into the module as part of the overall assessment.

Note: This is a competitive process and a place on the module cannot be guaranteed.

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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)

The 20-credit yearlong Unilang modules (stages 1 – 5 depending on language) aim to encourage a positive attitude to language learning and to develop and practise the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing introducing the basic/increasingly complex grammatical structures and vocabulary of the spoken and written language (depending on stage) and developing your ability to respond appropriately in spoken and written form in simple and increasingly complex everyday situations.

These modules also introduce you to the country and the culture of the country. In doing this, Unilang modules are intended to encourage and support international mobility; to enhance employability at home and abroad; to improve communication skills in the foreign language and in English as well as cultural awareness.

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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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Sport Performance Intervention Strategies (Core,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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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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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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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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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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SP6047 -

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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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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SP6049 -

Advanced Coaching Practice (Core,20 Credits)

This module will explore the pedagogical principles and practices underpinning sports coaching. Specifically, the module will focus upon the application of theoretical and evidence-based approaches to develop coaching practice. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences gained at Level 4 and Level 5 to develop a critical, nuanced and theoretically informed understanding of key pedagogical principles applicable across a variety of sport coaching contexts. Weekly content will be concentrated on the interactive effects of specific coach behaviours, practice design and coach-player interactions to create coaching environments that are conducive to optimal learning, engagement and performance across different sport coaching contexts (e.g., high performance, recreation, development, special populations). The module will place particular emphasis on developing students practical coaching skills that are informed by current research.

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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

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