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Inclusion in Sport You will develop a critical understanding of the principle of inclusion that underpins contemporary sport development practice and associated coach and teacher education.
The module considers the social and cultural basis of exclusion, including gender, ethnicity, and disability. The module is delivered to include practical adaptation, modification and the delivery of inclusive activities.
Independent Study The independent study is available to students who are passionate about studying their own project instead of one of the taught modules.
It involves working with a tutor on the identification of an appropriate topic. You then complete an agreed project with support from your project tutor. You are required to develop and execute this projects as agreed with your Tutor.
You are expected to source and synthesize relevant academic literature; apply relevant theoretical concepts; you may collect primary data, and you will interpret and analyse key finding. You will share your honours project via a written report and present at a student conference.
Strategic Sport Development Those who work in sport operate in constantly changing world in which organisations and their leaders need to identify and respond to local, national and international change if they are to survive and thrive.
You will learn the key principles and processes of strategic management in sports organisations and the internal and external business environments in which they operate in order to gain a competitive advantage. You will conduct a strategic analysis of a sport organisation of your choice.
Sport and Excellence You will learn about the various organisations and individuals involved in the development and practice of elite sport within an international context. You will be able to organise and manage groups to enhance learning and skill development.
Consider national priorities in education, including Literacy and Numeracy. Applied Resource Management in Sport Development You will bring together academic and applied components in football development and demonstrate integrate professional and academic capability for working in the football industry.
As such there is a strong supported focus on student employment. Through the assessment you apply for a sports industry job. Sport and Disability You will explore conceptual debates relating to disability and the wider disability rights agenda and specifically how this relates to sport and physical activity.
You will consider the provision of sport and physical activity for people with disabilities through applied practical activities and in organisational settings through a period of placement. Sport in Society You will explore the study of sport and physical culture through key social scientific theories regarding the ways in which human life is organized, produced, reproduced, and experienced by people.
You will utilise selected social theories to investigate experiences in sport and physical culture and critically evaluate sport policy, coaching, or other real world applications. You study physiological concepts of cardiopulmonary function, body composition, muscular strength, speed, endurance and flexibility, and the psychological aspects of motivation, anxiety and self-esteem related to coaching children.
These physiological and psychological considerations inform the planning, executing and evaluating practical coaching suited to the needs of children.
Leadership and Management You will learn and apply a variety of perspective on leadership theory. You will apply your critical understanding of what makes a good leader across a number of contexts which makes your learning on this module highly transferable.
You will develop a critical understanding of the links between individual characteristics, leadership styles, and organisational performance.
You can apply the ideas developed in the module to leadership in a variety of sport, physical activity, and physical education contexts. You then complete an agreed project with some support from your tutor. Download course details What might you become?
Our sport development graduates progress into a variety of roles including development officers for national governing bodies, local authorities, school sport partnerships, county sport partnerships or commercial sports centres, and as coaches, sport managers, teachers in both primary and secondary school , and within the public and armed services.
We have superb links with the sport development sector locally, nationally, and overseas and the quality of our graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and as such a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment.
Some gradutes enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies and this sports degree with a focus on coaching and school sport is excellent option for students who might want to progress on to a teacher training course.
A sport development degree is flexible in your career as it offers a high degree of transferability across sport as it considers many elements of the sports industry. The sports development courses have the broadest focus of all the sports degrees at Marjon and this coverage ensures that you are employable when you leave us and that your degree remains relevant no matter which area of sport you work in in the future.
Whilst studying at Marjon, I gained practical and transferable skills, which developed me ready for a range of career paths.
Without going to Marjon, experiencing the many different modules and meeting real-life professionals, I doubt I would have been able to fulfil my role today. When I was researching how cricket bats are made, I met my business partner.
It also helps your social skills and builds your confidence, making networking in your job so much easier. I love that I am my own boss and am responsible for not only myself but also my staff and the schools we work with.
I also love that I am having a positive effect on the health of thousands of children and can help develop our professionals to be the best coaches they can be.
Studying at Marjon set me up for what I am doing now; it gave me the knowledge and the tools to be able to tackle this sector head on. The lecturers are supportive and make the topics really interesting.
Sport Development is certainly the course for you if you have a keen interest in all areas of sport. It helps to keep your options open and the broad nature of the course opens your eyes to future possibilities.
The work placement taught me skills that I use on a daily basis in my job. I would recommend Marjon to any student who wants to combine university life with a comprehensive sport degree with close links to employers.
Includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical coaching experience. You will also embark on a hour placement in year 2 or run sports events with an industry partner. How will you be assessed? Learning outcomes are clearly met, teaching and assessment is of high quality and I am confident that standards are thorough and rigorous.
Of 11 programmes I have examined… this is one of the very best. It is a credit to the teaching team and students that co-produce work as peers.
My goal is to become a PE teacher so the PE pathway is guiding me. Personally, I have gained a lot of confidence from the course.
The placement module in my second year gave me the opportunity to work in a school and get first-hand experience in the field which I choose to continue in. Academically, I feel I have have improved massively. It is very rewarding to watch myself and my grades grow.
Working with external companies and people that really need your help to ensure that projects are delivered successfully means that you get quality hands on experience. The way the lecturers deliver the lectures is also a main reason that I enjoy my course so much as it is made engaging and interesting.
Overall the people I met on the course and the lecturers made the first year of my study so enjoyable, and made every lecture and practical session worthwhile.
My course has developed me academically and as a person more than I could have imagined.