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This is an advanced programme that considers the applied and multi-disciplinary dimensions of sport and exercise science. State-of-the-art laboratory and field based equipment will support you to develop research and sport science support skills. Read more
This is an advanced programme that considers the applied and multi-disciplinary dimensions of sport and exercise science. State-of-the-art laboratory and field based equipment will support you to develop research and sport science support skills. The teaching team have significant research and applied expertise in the subject, but also in terms of innovative approaches to learning and teaching in sport and exercise science. There will also be the opportunity to undertake relevant vocational qualifications and work placement while on the programme. This will be tailored to your needs through working with a tutor and be aligned with the accreditation competencies of the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Course detail

This programme aims to develop an advanced multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary issues that apply to sport and exercise science from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The programme is for individuals holding a sport science related undergraduate
degree or those with significant practical experience and qualifications in sport who want to consider the application of scientific principles to their work.

The learning activities and assessments on the programme are highly applied and focussed upon developing students’ ability to evaluate critically the quality and impact of their own work. A key aspect is the engagement with existing academic literature and the production of research to provide evidence that can be used to inform sport and exercise science support work.

There is scope for negotiation in terms of practical work and focus of assessment on modules depending upon individual experience or areas of interest. For example, on the Performance Analysis module this could mean use of 3D modelling of a closed skill in the laboratory or utilising GPS technology to track movement of an entire team in a field-based setting.

Modules

• Performance analysis – using advanced performance analysis techniques to collect data in specific settings to inform athletic needs.

• Research Methods – become informed consumers and producers of research in a range of paradigms and using a variety of approaches.

• Training Interventions – investigation of training intervention and physiological adaptation for the enhancement of performance.

• Psychological Dimensions – appreciate existing psychological concepts and how they can be used to promote behaviour change in sport performance and coaching setting with diverse audiences.

• Research paper - Produce a written manuscript of publishable quality that addresses a research question relevant to strength and conditioning.

Format

This is a full-time course, you will undertake four 30 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation over a 12 month period.

A part-time student will normally do two 30-credit modules in year one, with two 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation in year 2.

Work placements

Work-related learning is a key part of the activities and assessments on modules. In order to effectively undertake these tasks students will need to draw upon experiences from employment, continuous personal development (CPD) or a work placement. There are opportunities to undertake relevant CPD and work placement while on the programme.

Completion of a Personal and Academic Development Profile (PADP), through the academic tutor system, will help to identify which opportunities individuals could access to support their working towards accreditation with the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

An example of the types of opportunities available through our partnerships would be experience in clinical exercise
physiology supporting delivery of NHS based testing and exercise classes or completion of a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 4 qualification facilitated by YSJ Active. Such experiences and skills will support the programme of academic study by offering tangible examples for application of theory, critical analysis and reflective practice.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/

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The MSc Sports Coaching is an advanced programme that considers the scientific dimensions of sport coaching. Integration of technology is a key aspect of the programme and will be used to support the development of research and practice in coaching and coach education. Read more
The MSc Sports Coaching is an advanced programme that considers the scientific dimensions of sport coaching. Integration of technology is a key aspect of the programme and will be used to support the development of research and practice in coaching and coach education.

The teaching team have significant applied expertise in the subject and have developed innovative, technology enhanced approaches to learning and teaching in coaching. There will also be the opportunity to undertake relevant vocational qualifications and work placement while on the programme. This will be tailored to your needs through working with a tutor and be aligned with the SportCoach UK Level 4 competencies.

Course detail

The Sport Coaching will utilise and evaluate concepts from a range of disciplines including sport psychology, athlete development and movement analysis. This aims to challenge your approach to coaching and provide a broader perspective to support children and talented performers. The programme is for individuals holding a sport coaching related undergraduate degree or those with significant practical coaching experience and qualifications who want to consider the application of scientific principles to their work as a coach.

The learning activities and assessments on the programme are highly applied and focussed upon developing students’ ability to evaluate critically the quality and impact of their own work. A key aspect is the engagement with existing academic
literature and the production of research to provide evidence that can be used to inform coaching practice.

There is scope for negotiation in terms of practical work and focus of assessment on modules depending upon individual experience or areas of interest. For example, on the Psychological Dimensions of Coaching module this could mean development of an individualised psychological skills intervention for a high level athlete or an educational workshop for a youth team with a range of needs and abilities.

Modules

• Performance analysis – using advanced performance analysis techniques to collect data in specific settings to inform athletic needs.

• Research Methods – become informed consumers and producers of research in a range of paradigms and using a variety of approaches.

• Psychological Dimensions of coaching – appreciate existing psychological concepts and how they can be used to promote behaviour change in sport performance and coaching setting with diverse audiences.

• Athlete Development – appreciate the inter-play between growth and maturation and use physiological and psychological markers to develop performance during growth.

• Produce a written manuscript of publishable quality that addresses a research question relevant to strength and conditioning.

Placements

Work-related learning is a key part of the activities and assessments on modules. In order to effectively undertake these tasks students will need to draw upon experiences from employment, continuous personal development (CPD) or a work placement. There are opportunities to undertake relevant CPD and work placement while on the programme.

Completion of a Personal and Academic Development Profile (PADP), through the academic tutor system, will help to identify which opportunities individuals could access to support their working towards the UKCC Level 4 generic competencies.

An example of the types of opportunities available through our partnerships would be a movement coaching experience with North Yorkshire FA Girls Centre of Excellence or a Level 3 coaching qualification facilitated by YSJ Active. Such experiences and skills will support the programme of academic study by offering tangible examples for application of theory, critical analysis and reflective practice.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/

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Undertaking the Strength and Conditioning MSc programme is a great way to refine your research skills and your practical skills, and all taught in some of the finest teaching facilities in the region. Read more
Undertaking the Strength and Conditioning MSc programme is a great way to refine your research skills and your practical skills, and all taught in some of the finest teaching facilities in the region. Students also have the opportunity to take appropriate vocational qualifications and work placements as part of the programme.

Course detail

In addition to the demand for vocational qualifications there is also a need for strength and conditioning practitioners to develop advanced skills and understanding in the field. This programme provides the opportunity to develop research, academic and practical skills that are
highly relevant to the discipline of strength and conditioning. The programme is for individuals holding a sport science related undergraduate degree or those with significant practical experience and qualifications in strength and conditioning who want to consider the application of scientific principles to their work.

The learning activities and assessments on the programme are highly applied and focussed upon developing students’ ability to evaluate critically the quality and impact of their own work. A key aspect is the engagement with existing academic literature and the production of research to provide evidence that can be used to inform strength and conditioning practice.

There is scope for negotiation in terms of practical work and focus of assessment on modules depending upon individual experience or areas of interest. For example, on the Training Intervention module this could mean use of highly controlled laboratory based endurance training or field based repeated sprint conditioning with larger numbers of participants.

Format

How the programme is delivered is just as important as what is delivered for the development of appropriate Masters level skills and understanding. The teaching and assessment on the programme aims to actively engage students in a variety of learning activities.

The delivery model is based upon a single, all day study day per week. This model of delivery is aimed to support students who are in employment while undertaking the programme. The study days will be designed to engage you in interdisciplinary debate, professional practice, critical review of research, generation of feedback, presentations and data collection.

Full-time students will undertake four 30 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation over a 12 month period.

Part-time students will normally do two 30-credit modules in year one, with two 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation in year 2.

Modules

• Performance analysis – using advanced performance analysis techniques to collect data in specific settings to inform athletic needs.

• Research Methods – become informed consumers and producers of research in a range of paradigms and using a variety of approaches.

• Training Interventions – investigation of training intervention and physiological adaptation for the enhancement of performance.

• Athlete Development – appreciate the inter-play between growth and maturation and use physiological and psychological markers to develop performance during growth.

• Research paper - Produce a written manuscript of publishable quality that addresses a research question relevant to strength and conditioning.

Work placements

Work-related learning is a key part of the activities and assessments on modules. In order to effectively undertake these tasks students will need to draw upon experiences from employment, continuous personal development (CPD) or a work placement. There are opportunities to undertake relevant CPD and work placement while on the programme.

Completion of a Personal and Academic Development Profile (PADP), through the academic tutor system, will help to identify which opportunities individuals could access to support their working towards accreditation with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). An example of the types of opportunities available through our partnerships would be strength and conditioning experience with York City FC/York City Knights RLFC or a British Weight Lifting Association qualification/UKSCA assessment preparation day facilitated by YSJ Active. Such experiences and skills will support the programme of academic study by offering tangible examples for application of theory, critical analysis and reflective practice.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Other sources of funding

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/

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