You will study six modules per year:
- Personal & Professional Development*
- Foundation in Sport Development*
- Introduction to Sport Management*
- Organisation & Structure of Sport*
- Sports Coaching*
- Sport & Society*
- Sport Event Management
- Sport Marketing
- Work based learning
- Coaching Theory & Methods
- Researching Sport
- Sport Policy and Governance
- Inclusion in Sport & Sport in Education
- Independent study module*
The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent sport development officers. This course is for those considering careers in sports development within the sports industry working in the public, commercial or voluntary sectors. It is also suitable for those who are interested in a career in PE teaching where you will be required to undertake a one year Progression Programme (Top-up) to BA Honours level and then a 1 year Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course or equivalent.
You will find many past University of St Mark & St John sport development graduates in a variety of institutions including schools, National Governing Bodies (NGB) County Sports Partnerships (Active Devon), Local Authorities and Sport and Leisure facilities across the country. The quality of graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and, as such, a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment or enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies.
The course is headed up by an enthusiastic sport development team: Ryan Thomas, Dr Aaron Beacom, Phil Brown and Dr Matthew Dowling. The team has extensive research backgrounds in identifying and developing talent in football, local authority sports development, sport in diplomacy and the development of the not-for-profit sports sector.