Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
This module is designed to introduce the student to the relationship between psychological factors and participation and performance in sports. Increased interest in sport and exercise science through both practical and financial terms has brought about a greater requirement for the athlete to be aware of all aspects for producing performance behavioural change. The use of psychological skills training is becoming increasingly prevalent in the field of sports performance. Players ranging from the beginner/amateur to the most senior professional have become more conscious of the requirement for psychological factors to be included in their game plan.
Personal and Vocational Development in Sport
This module will develop key academic skills in order to better bridge the gap from school/college to university; from more dependent to more independent modes of learning. These skills will be developed in the ‘sport and leisure’ context in conjunction with other Year 1 modules and will underpin subsequent years of study.
Essentials of Training and Conditioning
The module will introduce students to the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of resistance training and conditioning as well as their practical applications to athletic performance. Students will review the key components of effective strength and conditioning development, through a variety of practical experiences. The module applies specific conditioning practices to the enhancement of performance, and utilises the key performance indicators outlined by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.
Developing Physical Activity
The module will equip students with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills needed to enable them to work with clients through the fundamental personal training process. The module addresses long term adherence theories from a psychological perspective in order to understand the complexity of exercise adherence. It will incorporate goal setting and motivation techniques as well as designing bespoke training programmes to suit clients’ needs.
The module aim is to ensure learners can independently demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the coaching process and the many elements that contribute to effective and safe coaching practice, taking into consideration the wide and varied context of sport in the UK.