BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Essential Skills for Sport (Mental Wealth)

    You will be able to develop the academic, interpersonal and communication skills necessary for effective learning and employment in the sport, exercise and physical activity industries. In addition, you will be introduced to professional, ethical and reflective practice skills specific to their discipline. You will then be able to recognise the importance of research and academic skills for university and working life.

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    Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

    This module will introduce you to the body systems and the basis of human performance. The module will also examine the physiological levels of organisation in the human body and their function in facilitating physical activity.

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    Coaching Principles

    This module will introduce you to the fundamental academic and principle components underpinning sports coaching. A further aim of the module is to consider broader issues (e.g., health and safety, risk management, equality, inclusion) affecting the coach while operating in his/her sporting environment. The module will provide you with the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding of coaching in both a classroom and practical setting. At the end of this module you will be able to deliver a well-managed coaching session as part of a group, inclusive of all fundamental coaching principles.

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    Development of Sport

    In this module you will develop an understanding of how sport has changed and evolved over time to create sport as we experience it in the modern world. This will be achieved by introducing you to the key historical, social and cultural processes that have underpinned the development of modern sport and which affect its consumption today. As part of this you will study topics such as media and sport, commercialisation, the evolution of the Olympic Games, social differences and ethical issues, such as doping in sport.

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    Human Performance

    This module will introduce you to the basis of sports biomechanics and human performance. The module will also examine the use of technology to assess and analyse human movement in a sports and exercise environment.

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    Psychological Aspects of Sport

    This module will introduce you to psychological aspects of sport. This will involve focusing on a range of psychological theoretical frameworks and their application to the sport domains.

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    Physiological and Nutritional Assessment for Sports Performance

    This module will build your knowledge and practical skills in the core topics of exercise physiology and sports nutrition, helping you understand how they underpin physiological assessments in the laboratory. As part of this module you will develop the ability to evaluate the results of physiological and nutritional assessments.

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    Research Methods & Design (Mental Wealth)

    This module will support you to develop skills that enable you to conceptualise, plan, analyse and interpret experiments that answer real world problems. The focus will be on research methods as applied to professional practice through the monitoring of change that occurs in outcomes specific to your chosen career path. The module will also continue to develop your level of critical thinking through interpretation and synthesis of secondary data.

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    Sport and Exercise Psychology

    The Psychology of Sport and Exercise aims to give you a theoretical grounding in the contemporary issues associated with both the social psychology of sport and the psychology of exercise. A secondary aim of the module is to prepare you with a theoretical underpinning to study 'Applied Sport Psychology' at level 6. The course is split into 2 sections (social psychology of sport and exercise psychology) and is assessed at the end of each section. A feature of the exercise psychology component is examining the psychological benefits of exercise in natural environments.

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    Biomechanics of Human Movement

    This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge to analyse human performance from a biomechanical standpoint. Additionally, you will you will be able to apply biomechanical principles to improve technique. This will allow you to make appropriate assessments and recommend interventions to technique and performance during sporting actions. The module will use technology such as video analysis and force plates to understand the fundamental biomechanics of an action and to develop performance based on the analysis.

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    Principles & Practice in Teaching & Coaching

    This module aims to allow you to explore and gain a fuller understanding of both the similarities and fundamental differences between teaching and coaching in relation to children and young people. You will be encouraged to recognise and develop your understanding of what constitutes 'good practice' in relation to both professions as well as an appreciation of how this can be achieved and evaluated.

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    Disability, Sport and PE

    The main focus of this module will be to engage you in the process of being able to deliver inclusive and engaging practical sports sessions targeting people with different types and levels of impairment. As part of the module you will be involved in the delivery of an event for school-aged children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Along the way to this practical delivery, you will investigate and analyse the wider issues and processes involved in the development of an effective range of provision for disabled people within a sporting and/or physical education environment. The investigation will include an analysis of wider sociological issues relating to disabled people and how these have a major bearing on sporting/physical education provision.

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    Athlete Management

    To develop an understanding and knowledge of managing an athlete in performance sport. This module will expose you to the multifaceted area of an academy manager and athlete development professional. The module will cover areas of athlete management such as outlined below.

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    Performance Analysis

    The purpose of this module is to enable you to apply and adapt scientific, coaching and sporting knowledge for the use and application of performance analysis techniques to a range of activities. This module develops the theoretical underpinnings of effective performance analysis and enables you to develop their performance analysis skills in practice. You will study key aspects of the performance analysis process related to knowledge of tactics, strategies and systems of play within individual and team sports.

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    Sports Technologies: Evolution and Application

    This module will provide you with an understanding of how emerging technologies, for example GPS and data visualisation software are deployed by coaches, athletes and sports science teams to inform sports performance. You will learn how to capture, organise and provide evidence-based recommendations in a variety of sporting contexts.

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    Applied Research Project in Sport

    To encourage you to work independently and under supervision with an academic member of staff to produce a project that demonstrates your ability to research and/or explore an applied topic in sport and exercise science/therapy. You will communicate your findings to a range of audiences such as coaches, clinicians, physical educators and sport scientists.

    Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.

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    Independent Research Project

    To encourage you to work independently and under supervision with an academic member of staff to produce a project that demonstrates your ability to research and/or explore an applied topic in sport and exercise science/therapy. You will communicate your findings to a range of audiences such as coaches, clinicians, physical educators and sport scientists.

    Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.

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    Applied Sport Psychology

    Through studying this module, you will examine a series of areas important within the applied practice of sport psychology. Ethical issues and applied techniques feature within the module. You will spend a significant amount of time is spent examining philosophical approaches within sport psychology.

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    Exercise Physiology Techniques

    This module will build your knowledge of the contemporary issues in exercise physiology, emphasising the physiological responses during various exercise situations and conditions. As part of this module you will experience a range of measures designed to examine physiological responses, thus developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a future career in the sports sciences.

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    Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

    In this module you will examine motion, muscle activation, and forces during sporting actions and components of such actions. This knowledge can be applied to all sporting actions to give you an indication of how to modify technique and the effects of these changes.

    The module will comprise of a significant amount of laboratory work and as such you will get the opportunity to further develop your practical skills, using a range of technologies to analyse sporting movement. You will also experience advanced analysis methodologies, including three-dimensional motion capture, direct force measurement and electromyography.

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    Work Placement (Practice)

    This module aims to develop your experience and appreciation of the work environment related directly to your programme and future career aspirations. This will seek to develop effectively focused knowledge and skills in relation to subject-specific and contemporary issues in professional practice.

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    Chronic Health Conditions

    This module will introduce you to the issues surrounding physical activity and exercise in individuals with challenging and complex health issues. You will learn to use evidence-based protocols to appraise, plan and deliver physical activity and fitness programmes relevant for chronic health conditions.

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    Strength and Conditioning

    You will be introduced to fundamental of fitness testing, periodisation, training load and injury prevention which are the key components of strength and conditioning programme. Also, you will be exposed to core lifting exercises.

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    Nutrition for Sporting Health

    You will overview sport nutrition and role of good nutrition in performance enhancement. The health issues related to diet will also be reviewed. You will explore the dietary requirements of individual participants throughout the lifecycle including special populations. Particular reference will be made to the application of sports nutrition and guidelines to athletes.

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    Developing the Healthy Child

    This module will allow you to explore holistically a wide range of issues related to the health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 3-18. From a policy perspective, you will be encouraged to evaluate the wide range of programmes and initiatives that exist in this area originating from government departments responsible for health and physical activity. Your knowledge and understanding of both strategic and practical contexts will be challenged in preparation potentially for work in this field.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER