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
- An Introduction to Analysis in Sport Coaching
- Engaging with Employability: Sport Development*
- Sport Event Management*
- Research Methods
- Sport Policy & Governance
- Sport and Education
- Inclusion in Sport*
- Coaching Theory & Practice
- Independent Study*
- Honours Project
- Strategic Sport Development*
- Sport & Excellence*
- Pedagogy in Practice
- Coaching Children in Sport
- Applied Resource Management in Sport Development*
- Sport and Disability*
- Sport in Society*
- 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 development sector throughout the South West, London and overseas. 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.
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.
Many graduates go on to work in sport development as development officers for national governing bodies, local authorities, school sport partnerships, county sport partnerships, commercial a sports centres, as coaches, sport managers, teachers (in both primary and secondary school), and within the public and armed services.
This course is managed and run by Phil Brown with Ryan Thomas and Dr Aaron Beacom. Each an expert in his own field, the team members possess ample industry experience, as well as 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.