The Level 8 B.Sc. (Honours) programme 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. Graduates will be able to safely, and within context, design and lead strength and conditioning programmes, design and lead performance-training programmes. They will be able to 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 B.Sc. Honours student’s final year of study will include advanced techniques in physiological assessment, performance training, the coaching of specific populations, coach pedagogy, applied sports psychology and sport management.
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.