Do you want to know what really goes on in the mind and the body during physical exercise? Many national governing bodies of sport and professional sports clubs now employ sports scientists, strength and conditioning coaches, and sports psychologists. They're looking for those precious 'marginal gains' that can help their athletes compete to their full potential.This course could give you the skills to support people in achieving their best possible performance, while minimising their risk of injury.
On the course you'll explore three main areas: physiology, psychology, and biomechanics. Physiology looks at how the body responds to exercise and physical activity, what factors might hold back an athlete and how appropriate training can improve performance. Sport psychology looks at how a person's way of thinking might affect their performance, and how they can use psychological skills to improve it. Biomechanics focuses on applying the laws of physics to human biological systems.
The course is endorsed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for sport and exercise, which means you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. It is also endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), and you could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Nutrition
Introduction to Biomechanics
Principles of Coaching
Research and Study Skills
Sport; Exercise and Health Psychology
Laboratory Techniques in Sports Science
Research Methods in Sports and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Conditioning
Sport Psychology Interventions
Work Placement Module
You may also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.
Applied Research in Physical Activity
Applied Sports Science
Option modules. Choose two from a list which may include:
Paediatric Sports Science
Physical Education and School Sport
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations. 18% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!
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