MSc Sport and Exercise
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
The MSc in Sport and Exercise Science provides an exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and
understanding in this field of study.
The course has been designed to attract a range of sport and exercise graduates, and includes a balance of taught content, professional practice, academic skills and independent study. During the course you will have the opportunity to tailor your study to your chosen career goal/sector interests.
Two key elements of this course are centred around supporting performers/clients/athletes to achieve their potential, and engaging in the advancement of your knowledge, skills, and understanding of sport and exercise topics. The course culminates with the production of an advanced research project in an area of your choice
A BA (Hons) qualification in an appropriate subject with a classification of 2:2 or above.
Mature students will be considered only on the basis of relevant industry experience.
Applicants for whom English Language is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or the nationally recognised equivalent.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion you will receive a Masters in Sport and Exercise awarded by NCG.
What will I learn?
- Transition to Masters
- Athlete Rehabilitation (optional)
- Sports Coaching and P.E. (optional)
- Advanced Research
- Supporting Athlete Performance
- Advanced Research and Dissemination
How is the course taught?
You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops,
guest speakers and visits, independent research and case studies. The course is delivered in a range of
settings including classroom, lecture theatre, rehabilitation clinic, sports arena, and human performance laboratory.
You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers developing skills in public speaking and
increasing self-confidence as well as leading practical sessions. You will be provided with a range of placement
and development opportunities.
How am I assessed?
Assessment methods include proposals, presentations, creative products, dissertations, reports and blogs.
A range of enrichment workshops led by visiting practitioners will enable you to gain knowledge of current techniques and industry practices.
Course costs and information
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What can I do with a qualification in Sport?
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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Leisure and Sports Managers
- Ensures custody of all cash receipts and organises regular stock checks.
- Recruits, supervises and trains staff.
- Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
- Advises on the facilities available and promotes publicity in relation to shows, games, races, new theme parks, etc..
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in recreational activities and arranges exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, demonstrations etc..
- Ensures that facilities are kept clean and in good condition and that appropriate health and safety requirements are adhered to.
- Organises timetable of activities/schedule of programmes.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.