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Sport and Exercise Management
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Studying Sport and Exercise Management in the School of Sport and Excercise Sciences, you develop an excellent understanding of the management expertise needed to be effective in the sport and exercise industry. The course provides an excellent grounding both in sport and exercise, and management skills. In your third year, you have the opportunity to complete a placement module within the sports industry and also choose to focus on personal training, corrective exercise, and/or strength and conditioning.
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides a first-rate experience for students in an innovative and fast-growing department. The School encourages a range of teaching methods for student learning, including traditional lectures and more student-centred approaches, such as problem-based learning scenarios.
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences benefits from excellent purpose-built facilities, housing state-of-the-art equipment; these include sports science laboratories, teaching and student clinics, and a rehabilitation gymnasium. The School is also part of the exciting £11 million Medway Park development, a regional centre of sporting excellence, which provides students with the opportunity to study sports management in real-life situations in a busy centre of excellence. Lecturers in the School are also involved in some of the latest sports research developments and work with prominent sports teams and bodies, such as the RFU, British Cycling, EIS and UK Sport.
Did you know?
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has new facilities in Medway Park as part of an £11 million project creating a regional centre of sporting excellence.
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Single honours degrees
Stage 1Typical modules
- Introduction to Human Physiology
- People and Organisations
- Principles of Training for Sport and Exercise
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
Stage 2Typical modules
- Exercise for Special Populations
- Human Resource Development
- Principles of Sports Marketing
- Sport and Exercise Leadership
- Sport and Exercise Promotion
The final year consists of compulsory modules and an optional module.Typical compulsory modules
- Exercise Prescription, Referral and Rehabilitation
- Individual Research Study
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Personal Training and Corrective Exercise
- Sports Event Management
- Sports Industry Placement
- Strength and Conditioning
Teaching and assessment
The programme involves taking part in, designing and leading practical sports sessions, lectures, small group seminars and private study. You will have several lectures or practical sessions and a series of seminars each week. You are also required to spend additional time developing your skills and knowledge in real-life situations.
The first half of Stage 1 is largely assessed by coursework and observed assessments. In the second half of Stage 1, most modules have written examinations in addition to coursework and practical assessments. During Stages 2 and 3, the form of assessment varies but most modules are assessed either by coursework or a combination of examination and coursework.
BBB at A level, IB 33 points inc 5 in HL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics or IB Diploma with 15 points at Higher inc 5 in SL Biology or 6 in SL Biology and 4 in Mathematics.
BTEC National Diploma 18 units at Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
National Certificate 12 units at Distinction, Merit.
National Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Sports Studies), Sports Performance, Sports Development or Exercise Science or AVCE Leisure and Recreation. Applicants with applied or theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology are considered individually. GCSE Mathematics grade C.
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has an excellent reputation and was recently ranked in the top 5 in the UK for graduate employability. A graduate in Sport and Exercise Management has a number of career opportunities. The degree can lead to: employment in sports development with local authorities, national or regional sports governing bodies; employment within public or private leisure centres, health and fitness clubs; and posts in community leisure centres, or self-employment as a personal trainer. Additionally, you can choose further study to pursue a career in teaching (PGCE), or research (MPhil/PhD) or other Master's programmes.
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