You will take six modules each year and * denotes an optional module:
- Engaging with Learning: Sport Development
- Sport Coaching & the Coaching Process
- Foundations in Sport Development
- Introduction to the Management of Sport
- Organisation of Sport & Physical Education
- Sport in the Community
- Engaging with Employability: Sport Development*
- Sports Event Management*
- Research Methods
- Sport Policy & Governance
- Sport & Education*
- Sport Marketing
- Inclusion in Sport*
- Independent Study*
- Coaching & Mentoring*
- Honours Project
- Strategic Sport Development
- Sport & Excellence*
- Leadership and Management*
- Applied Resource Management in Sport Development
- Sport & Disability*
- Sport in Society*
- Leading & Managing Operations*
- Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management*
- Independent Study*
The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent sport development officers. We have superb links with the sport industry throughout the South West, London and overseas. You will find many past University of St Mark & St John sport development graduates managing projects 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.
A sport development degree is flexible in your career as it offers a high degree of transferability across sport as it considers many elements of the sports industry. The sports development courses have the broadest focus of all the sports degrees at Marjon and this coverage ensures that you are employable when you leave us and that your degree remains relevant no matter which area of sport you work in in the future.
This course is conducted by a dedicated sport development team: Ryan Thomas, Dr Aaron Beacom and Phil Brown. Your teaching team is here to guide and support you from start to finish, comprising decades of industry experience and fascinating research specialisms including identifying and developing talent in football, sport in diplomacy, local authority sports development and the development of the not-for-profit sports sector.