Which sports person is more likely to be successful in their field, an athlete from the 1950s or from the current age? For example, if Pele was to play Football in the modern era would he be as successful?
Have factors in the game itself changed so dramatically that the ‘level’ of World Class sports performers has change? Who is the best sports coach in the world? What coaching skills and abilities make this leader stand out in their sporting successes? How can we measure the impact coaches have on their teams/players? What is it they do that makes them successful? How do we acquire skills in sport? How can you learn skills in Sports faster? What is the optimum age for acquiring skills in sports?
How is this course assessed?
Internal assessments which are are coursework based and assessed through assignments, and external assessments which are exam based.
National Extended Certificate (Single) 601/7218/6
Internal Assessment (Coursework): Unit 7 Practical Sports Performance, Unit 3 Professional Development in the Sports Industry. External Assessment (Examination): Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology, Unit 2 Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Wellbeing.
National Diploma (Double) 603/0460/1
Internal Assessment (Coursework): Unit 4 Sports Leadership, Unit 8 Coaching for Performance, Unit 10 Sports Event Organisation, Unit 23 Skill Acquisition. External Assessment (Examination): Unit 22 Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.
National Extended Diploma (Triple) 603/0459/5
Internal Assessment (Coursework): Unit 6 Sports Psychology, Unit 9 Research Methods in Sport, Unit 17 Sports Injury Management, Unit 25 Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport. External Assessment (Examination): Unit 19 Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity.
The PE Department organises university Sports Science lab visits. They also work with local sporting businesses and invite guest speakers.