Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BSc Sports Performance and Coaching options

Final Year, Component 03

SE307-6-AP or SE333-6-AP or SE334-6-AP
SE307-6-AP
Strength and Conditioning
(30 CREDITS)

The role of a strength and conditioning coach is to use exercise prescription specifically to improve performance in athletic competition. They also help athletes with injury prevention and proper mechanics within their sports performances. Strength and Conditioning encompasses the entire physical development of the athlete in terms of what is needed to improve performance. This includes plyometrics, speed and agility, endurance and core stability with strength training being just one piece of the jigsaw. You will learn to design and deliver strength and conditioning programming in conjunction with sports medicine support. You will also learn the fundamental practical techniques that will aid you in the attainment of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association Qualification (UKSCA).

SE333-6-AP
Applying Pedagogical Principles in Sport Coaching
(30 CREDITS)

This module examines key topics in Social Psychological relating to the context of sport and exercise. In addition to providing a theoretical underpinning to the psycho-social processes relevant to sport and exercise, the module places a focus on developing critical thinking and discussion skills. Assessments are based on typical tasks you would be expected to undertake in either research or practice environments, with support provided to help bring you up to speed.

SE334-6-AP
Talent Identification and Development in Sport
(30 CREDITS)

The module aims to examine the process of identifying and developing talent in sport, as well as contemporary approaches to recruitment. In the first term, you are offered a series of lectures and practicals examining the literature and topical issues in talent development. In the second half of the module, you utilise this underpinning knowledge in a more applied context for talent identification. Employing contemporary recruitment techniques, you have the opportunity to develop your ability to collect, analyse, and visualise technical and tactical performance to produce a scout report of a player/athlete from your sport of choice.

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