Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
This module provides the foundations of the key human systems (both anatomical and physiological) and their responses and adaptations to sports and exercise.
Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Examine the psychological consequences of engaging in sport and exercise, as well as the mental factors that impact quality sport and exercise experiences.
Introduction to Human Movement Science
Learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of biomechanics relevant to understanding the motion of the human body and the forces generated or experienced by the human body.
Sport, Culture and Society: a Critical Introduction
Explore the importance of the social sciences in the understanding of sports and in the education of every sports professional.
Exploring Coaching Practice
The aim of this module is to facilitate and encourage the exploration of areas within the academic discipline of coaching and begin to make links between and inform coaching practice.
Developing Academic and Research Skills
Get an overall perspective of the research process in the context of sport, exercise, health and leisure management, and learn the research skills necessary to successfully complete your studies.
You will devise and implement a coaching programme, drawing upon theory from your other modules.
Applying Coaching Theory to Practice
This module facilitates and encourages further exploration of topics within coaching, and develops the academic skills necessary to relate the study to coaching as a profession.
Integrated Applied and Professional Skills
Using enquiry based learning, you will continue to learn about the research process and gain an understanding and experience of how research is conducted within the field of sport and exercise science.
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Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
This module introduces the concept of evidence-based practice and frameworks of assessment, intervention and evaluation to address issues in sport, coaching, social and exercise psychology.
Sociology of Sport, Health and the Body
Develop a critical understanding of the active body in society by connecting key theories and concepts with personal experiences, professional challenges, and popular cultural examples.
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Through both theoretical and practical study, you will learn how the body’s structures and functions are altered by bouts of physical exercise, and how these concepts can be applied to training.
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Observational Analysis for Sport
Learn the key concepts, skills and techniques for observational analysis of sports, including match analysis, motion analysis and techniques analysis.
Analysis of Human Movement
This module builds on the basic principles introduced through the Level 1 module Introduction to Human Movement Science.
Optional year-long work placement. If you are not taking a placement, you will progress directly to your final year in year three.
Advanced Coaching Practice
Further, develop your coaching practice by drawing upon current understanding and critical evaluation of a range of topics within the disciplines of coaching and sport science.
Sport Project and Dissertation
You will produce an original and independent piece of work in a specialist area of sports science, coaching, exercise science or sport and leisure management depending on your focus of study.
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Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
This module seeks to situate sport within a broad consideration of global processes, practices and consequences.
Sport, Exercise and the Brain
You’ll explore how psychological factors, such as self-control, affect exercise adherence and sporting performance. Additionally, you will examine how physical activity and exercise affect psychophysiological outcomes, such as cognitive function and mental health.
Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
The module typically focuses on six topics related to applied exercise physiology and strength and conditioning research.
Physical Activity for Health
This module will cover elements such as general principles of exercise testing and prescription, paediatric conditions, geriatric conditions and gender specific conditions.
Talent Development in Sport
This module will explore a critical view of the role of talent development in sports, focusing on the psychosocial, environmental, and personal factors that can influence the talent development process.
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Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
This module will describe and critically evaluate the processes of growth and development in humans, and the potential impact of these on the current (and future) health and performance of the growing child and adolescent.
Applied Human Movement Science for Sport
The aim of this module is to address in the context of biomechanics how to improve and or optimise human performance and to understand how human performance can be affected by or result in dysfunction.
Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Students will become familiar with selected areas such as motivational climate, athletic identity, mental toughness, psychology of injury and morality in sports and the emphasis of this module will be placed on current primary research.
Hormone and Immune Function in Sport and Exercise
This module will introduce you to the endocrine and immune systems, exploring how these systems operate as separate entities and looking at areas where they overlap. Using this knowledge, you will then be introduced to exercise immunology and endocrinology considering the physiological and molecular mechanisms that determine the function of both systems.
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Performance Skill and Expertise in Sport
This module outlines how human movement and motor programs are initiated, controlled, learned, taught and performed.
Challenging Critical Issues in Sport
You’ll analyse complex problems such as sports injury, drug use in sports and inequality and develop potential solutions using positive social changes.
Environmental Sports Physiology
This module intends to outline some of the physiological adaptations that occur when the human body is exposed to an extreme environment.
Illness and Injury in Sport and Exercise
Investigate injury management and illnesses that occur in sports and exercise. You’ll examine the epidemiology, mechanisms and risk factors and the use of strategies to avoid and lessen the occurrence of sports injuries and illnesses.