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Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: CC60

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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1.0year

Full-time | 2020

This programme has been specifically designed to allow students from either a Health and Exercise or from a Sport science background to further develop their expertise both practically and academically in order to meet the demands of a range of interrelated industries. The flexibility of the innovative design of this top?up allows full contextualisation of specific areas of specialism within the unit specifications. The programme is further designed to allow flexibility to contextualise the application of sport and exercise science to different populations. The nature of these units allow for further development of student specialisms across related elements of the industry and lends itself to unlimited cross collaboration between students of different disciplinary backgrounds.

A key feature of this top?up is a range of opportunities for students to continue in the development of critical practical skills developed at levels 4 and 5 and more in?depth analysis essential for any career within the sport and exercise industry.

A student looking to work with more athletic populations can align their studies to interventions that would improve performance. For example, pre?habilitation in the prevention of injuries or nutrition for endurance athletes. A student concerned with the health of the general population could examine areas such as simple mechanical back pain or nutrition for fat loss.

Although the programme focuses on the application of advanced evidence based, vocationally relevant skills the students will be encouraged to base all intervention on a critical review of academic literature associated with the subject. The pursuit of this equips BSc (Hons) students to enter the work place with the skills to analyse information and to stay at the forefront of their profession.

To make the qualification vocationally relevant, the Competency Framework for the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and National Occupational Standards for Exercise and Low Back Pain have been consulted when producing the units indicative content and learning outcomes.

Modules

Corrective Exercise (30 credits)
This unit will focus upon corrective exercise techniques including strength and conditioning approaches to help prevent sports related injuries (pre-habilitation). Additionally, the role exercise can play in treating or preventing musculoskeletal conditions prevalent amongst the general population recover from common musculoskeletal injuries will be explored. Common postural impairments will be examined.
Applied Nutrition for Health and Sports Performance (30 credits)
This unit will provide students with an in depth analyse of nutrition and how it is linked to sports performance and health related diseases along with implementing nutritional strategies to improve performance and health.

Negotiated Research (60 credits)
This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed.

Assessment methods

The course will be delivered via lectures, seminars, tutorial, practical sessions, guest speakers / visits, independent study. The course encompasses a variety of assessment methods, involving both individual and group assessments.

The range of assessments used within the course includes:
• Lab reports
• Essays
• Presentations
• Portfolio submissions
• Examinations
• Practical and research based coursework assignments
• Work-based learning
• Demonstrations
• Practical projects

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Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Sport (SPS)

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