The success of the Great Britain team at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was a testament to importance of long term planning, organisation and teamwork in addition to natural talent. The next challenge is two-fold: to carry this elite sporting success forward and to use this Olympic legacy to promote increased participation in sport, exercise and physical activity, from grass roots to excellence. At the University of Sunderland, our staff have worked with members of that Olympic team in a variety of roles, giving us invaluable experience. In consultation with industry and governing bodies, we have developed a new suite of courses to enable you to play a role in meeting these challenges in the future, working as a Sport and Exercise professional.
Sport and Exercise Sciences: This course provides a deeper insight into how we can improve performance in athletes and exercising individuals, through application of the principles of sport and exercise physiology, psychology and biomechanics. You will learn to develop your skills and knowledge, with a focus on the interdisciplinary and applied nature of these core sciences.
Coaching: The coaching degree course enables you to explore practical and theoretical aspects of sports coaching from a wide range of perspectives. From the application of sport science disciplines involved in coaching; Physiology, Biomechanics and Psychology to the core principles of effective coaching in theory and practice. If you simply want to learn about the underpinnings of sports coaching or develop your expertise as a coach then this course will appeal to you.
Development: The exciting, new Sports Development degree course offers an opportunity to be part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy exploring how sport participation can be supported from grass roots to excellence. This course examines a wide range of sporting issues including government involvement in sport and motivations to exercise. The course delivers a contemporary and in-depth examination of the influences of sport participation.
Exercise, Health and Fitness: The exercise and fitness industry has grown substantially in past years due to an increasing need to reduce ill health resulting from modern lifestyles and to promote physical activity. If you simply want to learn about the relationship between exercise, fitness and health or develop your expertise in evidence based practical skills in the health and fitness industry then this exciting, new course will appeal to you.