The programme aims to provide a well structured and coherent learning experience which will allow for the development of more specialised and advanced learning in the disciplines of sport and exercise science, pedagogy, sociology and sports development.
It will enable you to develop a wide range of skills specific to the area of Sport Studies and more general skills, which will be of use in further learning and future careers.
The course produces graduates who would be able to make a meaningful contribution to the life of Liverpool, the North West and beyond. It provide an opportunity for you to attain your full potential through the provision of a challenging and supportive environment.
You will be encouraged to develop a broad appreciation of theoretical and applied sport-related issues as well as developing personal and professional life skills from a challenging and balanced curriculum that promotes critical thinking on theory and practice.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject?
• You will have the opportunity to take part in a fieldtrip to Plas Caerdeon, Hope’s outdoor Educational Centre in Wales.
• Hope Park Sports provides a great environment to take part in exercise and sport, with a large indoor sports hall and fitness centre, squash courts, astro-turf and grass pitches.
• Our teaching team has research links with several elite level teams from the world of football, rugby and cycling.
Currently the programme is as follows.
You will take Introduction to Sport Studies and Science and the Human Body.
You will take Research Methods in Health & Sport Sciences, and three of the following options
· Sociology of Sport
· Pedagogical Principles and Practices
· Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise
· Human Exercise Physiology.
You will research and write a Sport Dissertation, and take three of (according to Level 2 prerequisite)
· Issues and Practices in Physical Education
· Sport Development: Policy and Practice
· Evaluating Physical Activity, Fitness and Sports Performance
· Applied and Social Issues in Sport Psychology.
Assessment will be clearly related to the learning outcomes and will include in-class tests, formal examinations using both seen and un-seen questions, multiple choice tests, reflective learning logs, oral presentations and posters, portfolios, practical reports, case studies, report writing and a dissertation.
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants must have A/A2 level in Sport, PE, Biology (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics.
Sport Studies is available as a BSc Single Honours programme, UCAS code C600, and as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:
|Sport Studies and Business Management (BA)||UCAS code NC2Q|
|Sport Studies and Computing (BSc)||UCAS code CI60|
|Sport Studies and Dance (BA)||UCAS Code|
|Sport Studies and Education (BA)||UCAS code CX63|
|Sport Studies and Geography (BSc)||UCAS code FC86|
|Sport Studies and Health (BSc) (not available after 2013)||UCAS code CBP9|
|Sport Studies and Human Biology (BSc) (not available after 2013)||UCAS code CB61|
|Sport Studies and Law (BA)||UCAS code MC60|
|Sport Studies and Marketing (BA)||UCAS code NC56|
|Sport Studies and Psychology (BSc)||UCAS code CC86|
It is also available to study with Primary Teaching Honours degree (BA QTS), UCAS code X1CP.
Our Sports Studies graduates have entered careers in sport marketing, management, media and sport development. You will also be equipped with the skills for a career as a personal trainer or health specialist, as well as working with elite teams and becoming an exercise psychologist.