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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)

Academic Year: 2015/16

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)
Programme title Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)
Programme code PSUB07
Length of programme The duration of the programme is two semesters. The programme is normally available on a full-time basis only.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

The programme is restricted to students taking an intercalated year out of a recognized UK programme of medical training, normally leading to the degrees of MBBS or MBChB or equivalent, who have already successfully completed the first two or more years of their medical degree.

The School will review the academic history of candidates for admission to ensure that the individual is adequately prepared for the programme.

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 01 May 2015 15:28:01 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

Part C - Degree Modules 

Code

Module title

Modular weight

Semester

Compulsory or Optional

PSC003*

Or

PSC005*

Dissertation

 

Project: Physiology

40

1&2

O

PSC100**

Science and Elite Performance in Sport

    20

 1&2

O

PSC103**

The Science of Coaching Gymnastics

    20

1&2

 O 

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

Equity and Inclusion in Contemporary Physical Activity

20

1

O

PSC019

Applied Physiology of Sports Performance

10

1

O

PSC021

Physiology of Exercise and Health

10

1

O

PSC022

Sports Injuries

10

1

O

PSC024

Sport, the Body and Deviance

10

1

O

PSC028

Advanced Methods of Analysis in Sports Biomechanics

10

1

O

PSC033

Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport

10

1

O

PSC035

Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence

10

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

PSC027

Motor Control of Sports Movements

10

2

O

PSC029

 Mechanics of Sports Techniques

10

2

O

PSC032

Physical Activity and Health of Children

20

2

O

PSC034

Sport Psychology in Action

10

2

O

PSC036

Applied Exercise Psychology

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.  Students who opt for a 50/70 or 70/50 split of credit weightings must have the permission of the Programme Director.

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

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

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

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress through the programme and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree candidates must satisfy the minimum requirements set out in Regulation XX. 

Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in Part C of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University’s special assessment period (unless modules not available for reassessment in the Special Assessment period are involved).

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 Part C modules at Loughborough University.

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