The MSc in Sports Coaching and Performance has been designed for those working within sport and the coaching industry, or have studied at undergraduate level and gained coaching experience. This postgraduate degree will provide you with an advanced knowledge base that will give you the best possible opportunity for pursuing your career goals within sport and the coaching industry. The flexible modular structured course offers an insight into how psychology, physiology, strength and conditioning, and movement analysis impact on performance. This MSc Sports Coaching and Performance degree will give you an interactive approach to performance coaching so you can apply theory to your practice. The integration of theory and practice will enhance and develop your ability to reflect on current coaching practice, plan appropriate training programmes and critically analyse existing approaches to performance coaching. You will also develop comprehensive knowledge of the key issues that support the high performance sports coaching environment.
Modules include: Effective coaching; growth and development of the young athlete; strength and conditioning; developing expertise in sport; sport psychology; physical education and school sport; leading and managing people; research methods in coaching; research project.
You will be assessed via a range of methods to ensure that you develop a number of different skills. Assessment methods include: Writing essays, reports and reflective blogs; Producing leaflets and posters; Examinations (multiple choice and essay style); Presentations; Practical sports coaching and leadership assessments; Work-based learning assessments and assessments.
Normally entrance to the course requires an Honours degree classification (at least a 2:2) in a relevant subject although relevant experience can also be taken into account.This course is most suitable for those who hold a formal UKCC coaching qualification, preferably at Level 3, or those who have suitable coaching experience. Alternatively those working within a coaching environment such as, a NGB coach, Academy coach, High performance coach, Sports development officer, strength and conditioning coach or sport science support will be considered. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable and if English is not your first language you must have a certificate in English Language Proficiency (e.g. IELTS at least 6.5). A satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required.
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