BSc (Hons) Coaching and Fitness Education Progression course
Progression Course (CX63)
Duration:1 year full time.
- Pass foundation degree
- Pass bridging work in the form of a dissertation proposal (or equivalent)
- A CRB check and ISA registration are also required
This programme will provide an Honours level experience for students progressing from sports coaching and fitness related Foundation Degrees. It also offers students the opportunity to consolidate,extend and develop their previous experience and provides an opportunity to research an area of special interest.It is a science-based vocationally oriented programme including detailed study in selected areas of both the biological and social sciences. These subject areas include physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription for special populations, and young people and physical activity. Accompanying laboratory and practical component sassist in the delivery, understanding and application of these areas.
The BSc (Hons) Coaching and Fitness programme will enable students to study the theoretical basis of coaching and fitness, but a salient feature of the programme, as previously indicated, will focus on preparing graduates for employment. Therefore the programme will seek to contextualise the curriculum by embedding vocationally relevant material inappropriate modules. Some example activities a tHonours level include specialist practical techniques for strength and conditioning of able bodied and disabledclients/athletes.Other practical/vocational examples include: working with children who would benefit from physical activity and nutrition based programmes; work-related placement; specialist health related programming techniques for specific populations; enabling students to become equipped with the skills to conduct physiological analysis of sports performance, and an interdisciplinary module incorporating applied physiology, movement analysis and sports psychology to improve the performance of an elite athlete.
Fees and Funding:
The successful completion of the programme will give the graduate the skills necessary to specialise in sport and exercise science, to work as a sports development officer, fitness instructor, sports coach in leisure centres, sports clubs, gyms or play schemes. Students may also be able to progress onto a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education or the MA programme in Sports Development, having gained the necessary entry criteria.
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