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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (2014 entry)

Academic Year: 2014/15

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)/BSc (Hons)+ DPS/DIntS
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science
Programme code PSUB02
Length of programme
UCAS code CX63, C600
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, 04 Sep 2014 13:26:21 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment within which they can develop knowledge, understanding and skills
  • to enable students to benefit from a broad curriculum grounded in the study of sport, exercise science and pedagogy
  • to enable students to engage with issues through specialist study and research
  • to allow students to draw upon knowledge and expertise in both teaching and research to support their professional practice
  • 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

 

Module choice will be important in determining whether the following intended learning outcomes are achieved: 

  • an understanding of human structure and function addressed in multi- discipline based enquiry
  • an ability to appraise and evaluate the effects of sport and exercise intervention on the participant and special populations
  • the importance of the social, economic and political domains to explain the development and differentiation of sport in society.

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 programme
  • critically assess and interpret evidence from data and text derived from sport-related enquiry
  • present a reasoned argument to assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and instructional models
  • relate theory to practice in sport, exercise and pedagogy
  • apply knowledge to solve problems in a variety of laboratory and sport-based practicals
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
  • monitor and evaluate sports performance in laboratories and field settings
  • undertake laboratory and fieldwork efficiently and with due regard to safety and risk assessment
  • plan, prepare and present appropriate techniques and skills to develop practice in a range of sport activities
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

PSA001

Teaching and Coaching 1

20

1&2

C

PSA003

Professional Skills

10

1

C

PSA011

Introduction to Pedagogy

10

1

C

PSA020

Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology

10

1

C

PSA024

Introduction to Sociology of Sport

10

1

C

PSA028

Biomechanics of Sport

10

1

C

PSA005

Issues in Sport and Exercise Science

 10

 2

PSA026

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

10

2

C

PSA027 

Acquiring Movement Skills 

10 

 2

 C

PSA030

Introduction to Physical Activity and Health

10

2

C

PSA040

Sports Enterprise

10

2

C

All modules are compulsory with an equal weighting of 60 credits in each semester

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSB001

Teaching and Coaching 2

20

1&2

O

PSB010

Critical Reflections in Sport Pedagogy

20

1&2

O

PSB022

Exercise Biochemistry

20

1&2

O

PSB211

Exercise Physiology

20

1&2

O

Or

Part B module(s) from the University Undergraduate Module Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

10

Or

20

1

&/Or

2

O

PSB005

Research Skills B1

10

1

C

PSB011**

Critical Reflections in Sport Pedagogy (E1)

10

1

O

PSB021**

Exercise Physiology (E1)

10

1

O

PSB024

Making Sense of Modern Sport

10

1

O

PSB027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB029

Biomechanics of Sports Movements

10

1

O

PSB031

Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport

10

1

O

PSB032 

Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

 10

 1

PSB100**

Teaching and Coaching 2 (E1)

10

1

O

PSB122**

Exercise Biochemistry (E1)

10

1

O

PSB002

Structural Kinesiology

10

2

O

PSB006

Research Skills B2

10

2

C

PSB015

Sport, Ideologies and Values

10

2

O

PSB026

Psycho-social Factors in Competitive Sport

20

2

O

PSB028

Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

2

O

PSB398*

Exchange Studies

60

2

O

 * Subject to Programme Director approval, students may be selected for exchange at an International Partner University for the duration of the second semester.  It is the responsibility of students undertaking PSB398 International Exchange to ensure that all semester 1 assessment arrangements are in place prior to departure from the School.

** These modules available to exchange students only.

Compulsory and optional modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester.

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

4.3       Part I - Placement (8 semester programme only)

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

OR

DIntS Route: Candidates on degree programmes with international studies will register for the non-credit bearing placement module PSI005.

4.4       Part C - Degree Modules

 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003*

Or

PSC005*

Dissertation

 

Project: Physiology

40

1&2

O

PSC103**

The Science of Coaching Gymnastics 

    20

 1&2

 O

PSC100**

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

    20

1&2

O

PSC021

 

Physiology of Exercise and Health

20

 

1&2

 

O

 

PSC032 

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20 

1&2 

Or

 

Part C module(s) from the University Undergraduate Catalogue or a module from the University Wide Language Programme, subject to approval by Programme Director

 10

  or

 20

1 &/or2

 

O

PSC017

Pedagogy, Equity and Inclusion in PE, Sport and Health

20

1

O

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC022

Sport & Exercise Medicine

10

1

O

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

1

O

PSC025

Sport and Social Theory

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC031

Applied Sport and Performance Psychology

20

1

O

PSC016

Physiology of Exercise in Special Populations

10

2

O

PSC018

Teaching and Coaching 3

20

2

O

PSC020

Sport Nutrition

10

2

O

PSC023

Sport, Celebrity and Place

10

2

O

PSC026

Exercise Psychology

20

2

O

PSC027

Advanced Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC029

Mechanics of Sports Techniques 

10

2

O

PSC044

Global Issues in Sport

10

2

O

Modules must be taken such that the total modular weight for the year is 120 credits, with a minimum modular weight of 50 in each semester. 

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

*Students may opt for either PSC003 or PSC005, not both

**Students may opt for either PSC100 or PSC103 not both

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 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. 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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