Timetabled learning activities may include lectures, workshops, and practical sessions, which are combined with extensive opportunities for independent learning. Specialist individual mentoring provides assistance in an area of a student’s choice during applied sport science support and research projects.
In the first term, students will study modules (Biomechanical Assessment and Research, Sports Physiology, and Delivering Applied Sports Psychology) that explore the theory underpinning practice in the main disciplines of sport science. These are also designed to provide the practical skills and knowledge necessary for undertaking research or applied support work in these areas. A fourth module, Research Methods and Skills, covers quantitative and qualitative research methods, which is designed to support the development of a research project proposal.
There is an option to specialise further in term 2 with two modules that involve external engagement. In Applied Sport Science Support students are able to implement a sport science intervention with a local elite sports performer. In Investigation and Communication in Applied Sport Science students can design, develop, and deliver a public workshop on a sport science topic of their choice.