Sport and Exercise Science PG Dip
We have a long history of providing courses in sport, physical education and leisure management. We recently spent £5m refurbishing and expanding our sport and exercise science facilities and have first class suites of research and teaching laboratories. Our specialist Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES) provides research and consultancy services for sport science at elite level. These include the sports of squash yachting table tennis cricket soccer rugby union tennis. We also successfully supported althletes at the Athens Olympics in boxing, cycling, sailing and speed skating. CSES is also heavily involved with the non-competitive exerciser and has prestigious grant-funded projects. For instance in physiology, the effects of upper and lower body exercise on intermittent claudication in psychology, the effects of exercise on breast cancer survivors in biomechanics, factors that increase susceptibility to injury You benefit from CSES activities by our continuous updating of course content. Members of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) can become accredited practitioners in one of the three major disciplines, biomechanics, physiology and psychology plus as interdisciplinary scientists. We designed the course to reflect BASES’ supervised experience scheme and combine core studies with routes in each of these three disciplines. The course will enable you to develop your understanding of science develop your ability to apply theory to practice in sport and exercise develop towards BASES accreditation conduct independent research gain experience as a sport or exercise science consultant complete a vocationally relevant higher degree Major themes include biomechanics - measurement, performance, reducing injury, motor learning and motor control physiology - instrumentation and measurement, assessment of the elite athlete, health and exercise, field-based assessments psychology - motor learning and motor control, social psychology of sport, exercise and health psychology, applied sport psychology nutrition - nutrition for health and exercise, sport nutrition research methods - principles of research design and evidence-based practice Associated careers This course supports BASES accreditation. Anyone wanting to offer sport science support to any athlete or national governing body of sport funded through the National Lottery’s World Class Potential and World Class Start schemes is encouraged to gain this accreditation. This qualification is important for anyone who seeks a career as a sport science practitioner. The government considers exercise science to have an increasingly important role in the UK as part of a positive public health intervention strategy. Important initiatives such as ’Healthy Living Centres’ or ’General Practice (GP) Referral Schemes’ need suitably qualified professionals in this area. This course is an important first step into employment in higher education. Many universities with sport-related courses require staff to have accreditation as well as a higher degree. The course and accreditation orientation also opens many other doors into further training. Students with this qualification and accreditation usually enter careers in, for example research the health and fitness industry coaching the pharmaceutical industry the armed and uniformed services journalism teaching local health trusts professional soccer clubs work with elite sport performers in a variety of sports Other careers include sports science support officer - biomechanics, physiology or psychology sport national governing body and English Institute of Sport support workers opportunities in health clubs and gym Assessment Includes coursework assignments essays management projects problem solving exercises group work formal examinations dissertation (for MSc only) Course content Core modules research methods 1 research methods 2 scientific support 1 Biomechanics modules reducing injury improving performance motor learning and motor control measurement techniques in biomechanics and motor control Physiology modules laboratory techniques in physiology physiological assessment of the elite athlete exercise and health field-based procedures Psychology modules motor learning and motor control psychology of exercise and health applied techniques in psychology sport psychology Nutrition modules nutrition for health and exercise applied sport nutrition laboratory techniques field-based procedures Completion of the MSc requires a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words. Entry requirements This course is specifically designed to continue specialist studies at masters level for students who already possess a relevant first degree, or an appropriate combination of other subject specific qualifications along with relevant practical experience. Applicants will normally require one of the following a good first or upper second honours degree in sport science a good honours degree in a relevant science discipline with suitable content an alternative qualification with a suitable concentration of relevant science (at the discretion of the course leader) a qualification in science or sport science at a level lower than first degree coupled with relevant practical experience The course leader will interview applicants with non-standard qualifications. If your first language is not English you must normally produce evidence of competence in English such as TOEFL 260 or 620 or IELTS 7.
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