Each stage of the programme is delivered through a project and it is anticipated that each one stage will be completed over the period of one academic year:
Stage one: PG Cert - Conceptual and Theorectical Discourses
Consideration of debates and developments that constitute the terms of reference within the sport and health science environment. For example, debates relating to long term athlete development, exercise referral clinics, healthy lifestyle management, strength and conditioning, physical activity and public health policy, preparing for competition in a variety of climates, talent identification and the application of development theories to the specific disciplines within sport and health science.
Stage two: PG Dip - Contemporary Contextual Issues
Concern with the issues that define the contemporary parameters of sport and health work. For example, ways in which the public policy frame, and professionalism, informs the characteristics and priorities of sport and health science programmes and initiatives within, and across, National Governing Bodies and accrediting organisations. This will include exploring the development and implementation of policy, the role of stakeholders, professionalism, lifestyle management and evaluation in the policy process.
Stage three: MA Masters Project - Developmental Considerations
The focus would be on a research project through primary data collection. For example direct engagement in some aspect of sport and health science leading to individual or team performance improvement, the evaluation, impact and effectiveness of exercise referral clinics on specific populations, the implementation of innovative training methods or a mono, multi or interdisciplinary approach to athlete support.
This research driven programme enables professional development within Sport and Health Sciences. Your programme will reflect your own professional aspirations and increase your potential to progress with your current employer or within the wider sector.
This course is led by Dr Lance Doggart, Head of Marjon's Department of Sport. Lance's background is in sport science and he is a biomechanist and specialises in injury prevention and technique analysis.