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MSc Sports Science for Optimal Performance


Course Description

This course will be held at the Medway Campus

- https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/medway/

The programme enhances your specialist knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning optimal performance in sport and exercise.

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/147/sport-science-for-optimal-performance

Course detail

It develops your understanding of current theory, research and debates in sports science and gives you the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study in your chosen areas of interest. It provides opportunities for you to develop professional skills, including monitoring, analysing, evaluating and prescribing interventions, and application to client issues, for the optimisation of performance in a sport or exercise context.

Purpose

The course is designed to develop the professional and academic skills of graduate Sports Scientists. Health and sport professionals who want to take modules on a stand-alone basis for continuing professional development are welcome to contact us.

Format band assessment

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year:

- Dissertation (60 credits)
- Assessment and Training for Optimal Performance (20 credits)
- Research Methods (20 credits)
- Contemporary Perspectives in Sport Research (20 credits)
- Return to Sport (20 credits)
- Injury Prevention (20 credits)
- Psychology for Injury and Rehabilitation (20 credits)
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition for the High Performance Athlete (20 credits)
- Applied Athlete Support (20 credits)

Assessment is typically by coursework and the final dissertation research project.

Careers

Our programmes have been developed and designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to work autonomously in the field of sport science and sports therapy. The programmes provide opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate both specialist academic and transferable skills such as good communication, problem solving, critical analysis and the ability to work independently to a high standard. The programmes also aim to give you the opportunity to build long-term careers within your chosen field.

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

Visit the MSc Sports Science for Optimal Performance page on the University of Kent website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Christina Blair Carroll

2317.jpg Why did you choose to study at the University of Kent?
It is highly rated for post graduation employment prospects and student satisfaction. It is also one of the few schools in the UK that offer the degree that I was looking for (MSc Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation). When I toured the University, I instantly knew that I wanted to come here, it was a perfect mix of everything that I was looking for in a University.

What do you enjoy most about being at the University of Kent?
I love the classes and my classmates. We get along very well and work well with each other in classroom discussions.

What do you enjoy most about the University of Kent course that you are attending?
The classes are stimulating and enjoyable.

What do you enjoy about living and studying at the Medway campus?
I live off campus, but I like the proximity to London and historic towns, such as Rochester. It's nice to be so close to so many things to be able to visit them on the weekends.

How do you think your experience at the University of Kent will help you after graduation?
I think that with the experience of my lecturers and their contacts, this networking will help me to accomplish my goal.

How would you recommend the University of Kent to other students in your home country?
I would recommend it by explaining the class sizes are small, so you get a lot of one on one attention from your lecturers. There's a lot of equipment at the MSc students disposal to be able to learn many new skills.

How did you first find out about the University of Kent?
I looked on the SST website to find school accredited by the society, and started my search from there.

(Student Profile)

Louise Holden

2318.jpg Why did you choose to study at the University of Kent?
The reputation of University of Kent as well as offering a unique course combining my interests in sport, health and fitness. I felt the course met my interests more than a typical sports science degree.

What did you enjoy most about being at the University of Kent?
I particularly valued the close-knit community that the Medway campus offered, access to top of the range science and lab equipment and a well-equipped Drill Hall library and knowledge resources.

What did you enjoy most about the University of Kent course that you are attending?
The open door policy of the lecturers and the support they provided. Lessons were well-structured and stimulating and the staff highly knowledgeable and passionate. Smaller class sizes were an added bonus as you had more 1.1 contact time. The lecturers often went that extra mile e.g. Steve Meadows for allowing us to attend a Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation class.

What did you enjoy about living and studying at the Medway campus?
I lived off campus – and had an hour commute. It was only an hour journey and this made it more convenient to attend and cost efficient as I did not need to relocate during my studies

How do you think your experience at the University of Kent will help you after graduation?
The encouragement from the lecturers and push to excel has certainly helped me.

How would you recommend the University of Kent to other students?
Smaller class sizes, knowledgeable, hands-on lecturers, great resources


(Scholarship)

MSc Taught Scholarship 2015 (1) - 10 Awards

- The School of Sport and Exercise Science is pleased to offer Kent undergraduates, graduating in 2015, a scholarship to assist with study for a one year taught Master’s programme. Our research groups in Endurance Performance and in Sports Therapy, Exercise & Health have attracted Collaborators from around the world.- The School of Sport & Exercises is pleased to offer scholarships of £500 towards tuition fees to Kent students graduating with a first class honours degree who register to study on our MSc programme in September 2015. Any offer of a scholarship will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory academic transcript, references and personal statement.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500

Eligibility

- Candidates must hold a first class honours degree from Kent- Current Kent home/EU and overseas candidates are eligible to apply for this scholarship

Application Procedure

Candidates must make an application for the School’s taught Master’s programme online:
http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/apply/index.htmlTo apply for this scholarship please email [email protected] with:
- Subject line: MSc Taught Scholarship (1)
- Your contact details
- Your postgraduate application number
- Information about your current or expected qualifications.There is no closing date however students are encouraged to apply early

Further Information

http://www.kent.ac.uk/sportsciences/courses/PGT%20Scholarships.pdf


(Scholarship)

MSc Taught Scholarship 2015 (2) - 10 Awards

- The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is pleased to offer a scholarship to assist with study for one year on our taught Master’s programme. Our research groups in Endurance Performance and in Sports Therapy, Exercise & Health have attracted Collaborators from around the world.- The School is pleased to offer scholarships of £500 for one year and these are open to full-time Home/EU or Overseas fee paying applicants who are accepted to study on our MSc programme in September 2015.
The successful applicants will be expected to act as ‘ambassadors’ for the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences and to assist with promoting the School. This will involve attending open /UCAS days and being featured in, or writing for, the School’s Newsletter.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500

Eligibility

- Applicants must have received, and accepted, an offer for a full-time taught postgraduate degree in the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences for 2015/16
- Full-time UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply
- Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first class honours, or equivalent

Application Procedure

To be considered for this scholarship applicants must submit an email to the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences:
[email protected]:- Subject line: MSc Taught Scholarship (2)
- Include your full name, your postgraduate application number or student id number in the email
- Attach a CV and a covering letter addressing “Why I wish to pursue my chosen postgraduate degree at Kent and howI could promote the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences” Applications should be emailed to the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences: [email protected] deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 29th June 2015The successful applicants will be informed by the end of July 2015For further information please contact the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences: [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.kent.ac.uk/sportsciences/courses/PGT%20Scholarships.pdf


(Scholarship)

Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015 - 20+ Awards

The University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 215 postgraduate bursaries of £10,000 each for students admitted to taught Master’s degree programmes at Kent in September 2015. This one-off scheme, announced by the Government in December 2014, is administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).Please note: Details of eligibility are not yet finalised, but the information below provides key details about the scheme, an indication of who may be eligible and how the bursaries will be allocated. Further information will be published as it becomes available from HEFCE.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£10,000

Eligibility

Successful applicants are likely to have to satisfy the criteria listed below. If you qualified for support under the Kent Financial Support Package then it is likely that you may be eligible for the Postgraduate Support Scheme. This criteria will be refined once further information is published by HEFCE.

Application Procedure

- Before you can be considered for a bursary you must make an application for an eligible taught postgraduate programme at the University of Kent, and be offered a place- Consideration for a bursary will be dependent on the degree application and you are urged to make an application for a place to study as soon as possible. Further information about the scheme and the selection processes will be made available as they are agreed and it is recommended that you check this page regularly for updates.Please note: When making an application, please note you must use your family/parental address and postcode in order for us to confirm your eligibilityThe information given on these web pages is correct at the time of publishing. The University reserves the right to modify or cancel any statements and accepts no responsibility for the consequences of any such changes.

Further Information

http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/pg-support-scheme-2015.html



Entry Requirements

A good honours degree, at least a high 2.2, in sports science, sport and exercise management, sports therapy or a related course. English Language requirements: View Website

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