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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Gymnastics)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DPS
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science (Gymnastics)
Programme code PSUB08
Length of programme
UCAS code CX63
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/sport-exercise-health-sciences/sportandexercisescience/

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:09:09 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to provide students with a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport with particular relevance to gymnastics
  • to enable students to develop an understanding of the science of gymnastics through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in training, skill acquisition, technique, selection and coaching in gymnastics to support potential gymnastics related employment
  • to enhance students’ career and employment prospects by developing a range of transferable skills embedded in the programme
  • to support the student experience through effective management and improvement of the School’s learning and teaching resources

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • Subject Benchmark Statement (Unit 25 : Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism)
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (2001)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: 

  • an ability to reflect critically upon approaches to the acquisition, interpretation and analysis of information in a variety of sport contexts
  • their knowledge and understanding of sport-related behaviour through critical evaluation of both academic and professional practices
  • an understanding of human structure and function with reference to sport from the study of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, psychology, motor learning and motor control
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of applied sport science on the elite gymnast
  • an understanding of the requirements needed for the performance of gymnastics in comparison with other sports from the perspective of various sports science disciplines

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • reflect critically on the central themes and issues in modules within the Gymnastics Pathway
  • critically assess and interpret research studies in gymnastics
  • critically asses the various limiting factors for elite sport performance in general and gymnastics in particular
  • relate theory to practice in the various disciplines as applied to gymnastics
  • apply knowledge to solve problems related to technique, training and coaching in gymnastics
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

  • plan, design and execute a sustained piece of independent research on gymnastics
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate methodologies for the development of gymnastics performance
  • coach and manually support basic gymnastic skills
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have developed competencies in the following generic skill areas: 

  • communication
  • numeracy
  • information technology
  • team work
  • problem solving
  • management of self learning

 

(ref. Skills for Success Programme http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/ltd/services/stud_support/programme.html)

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

           

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSA004

Analysis and Performance in Gymnastics

20

1&2

C

PSA003

IT for Sport and Exercise Sciences

10

1

C

PSA011

Sport, Exercise and Health Pedagogies

10

1

C

PSA020

Exercise Physiology

10

1

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

C

PSA002

Fitness and Training

10

2

C

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

C

PSA041

Olympic Studies

20

2

C

PSA308

Basic Biological Psychology

10

2

C

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB010

Sport and Exercise Pedagogy

20

1&2

C

PSB211

Exercise Physiology 2

20

1&2

C

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB027

Acquiring Movement Skills

10

1

C

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

C

PSB213

Growth and Development

10

1

C

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

C

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

c

PSB026

Psychological Factors in Competitive Sport

20

2

C

 

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

Candidates on degree programmes with professional training will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI004.

 

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC004

Research Project (Gymnastics)

40

1&2

C

PSC103

Applied Sports Science – Gymnastics

20

1&2

C

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

C

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

2

O

PSC031

Applied Sport and Performance Psychology

20

1

O

PSC027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

C

PSC050

Gymnastics Research & Implications for Coaching

10

2

C

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

C

 Please note: Optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C (and D if applicable). The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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