The modules you will study if you choose to follow this route are:
- Sports development policy and practice
- Managing sports development
- Coaching pedagogy 1
- Motor control and skill acquisition
- Growth and development
- Work-based learning
- The coaching process
- Research methods
- Strategic management and sports development
- Community sports development
- Coaching pedagogy 2
- Work-based learning
Sports development practice
In this strand, you will consider the inter-relationships between policy and practice. You will build on the social sciences strand of the BSc Sport and Exercise programme to understand policy development, as well as exploring sports development practice in a variety of contexts. You will explore the differences in developing a particular sport, developing a multi-sport approach and developing performers within a sport. You will develop practical skills in working with various client groups and study the theoretical basis for these skills.
Pedagogy and the coaching process
This strand is concerned with development of the individual, and allows you to develop essential coaching skills and understand key theoretical concepts associated with coaching. You will explore different pedagogical approaches and study in detail the coaching process, including long-term athlete development. You will consider the role of the coach in diverse environments, from working with community groups and local authorities to managing support services for elite performers.
We consider work-based learning to be a central component of your studies. It presents you with the opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop a range of practical skills which are valued highly by prospective employers. It is expected that these modules will enable you to develop as a reflective practitioner, developing the ability to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and, most importantly, understanding how you can address your weaknesses whilst optimising your strengths.
Academic and research skills, and Honours project
The research methods module will allow you to further develop your critical skills and ensure that you are prepared for the Honours project. This project, which accounts for 37.5% of your final award, presents a significant opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to conceive and carry out a small-scale research project. As a result, you will not only learn a considerable amount about your chosen topic, but also be able to demonstrate your ability to function as an independent learner, a quality much in demand by employers.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - BSc with Honours in Sport and Exercise