The Coaching and Sports Performance course aims to develop, from evidence- based theory and practice, the students’ ability to lead physical activity, to coach athletes (individually and in terms), manage sports teams and individual athletes. Course graduates will also have the knowledge, skills, competence and fi rst-hand experience to design and lead strength and conditioning programmes, to design and lead performance training programmes.
Coaching and Sports Performance course graduates will also be able to safely, and within context, advise on performance-related nutrition, apply the principles of sports psychology in context, and apply ancillary techniques in recover from exercise, injury management or others in support of optimal sports performance and recovery.
The strength of the programme delivery model is that students experience a significant amount of applied practical time during their studies. The applied practice elements include independent studies, workshops, group discussions, activity leadership sessions, client (group and individual) engagement, and other activities that provide authenticity to the students’ experience.