We use a wide variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods. The aim is to challenge you with a variety of experiences in a supportive environment, which will enable you to develop into a very employable graduate. These will include exercise laboratory and field test work, case studies of athlete and clinical patient scenarios, and original sport and exercise research using groups of athlete/patient participants. You will be assessed using a diverse mixture of practical skill observations, presentations, essays, exams and your own original research articles. Many of the assessments replicate scenarios you would experience when working as a professional sport performance, or clinical exercise scientist.
The purpose of the minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology is to introduce students to this steadily expanding field. The includes core classes that provide an overview of many of the topics identified above as well as hands on experience with key performance enhancement strategies for athlete and exercise populations. Support courses focus on key themes in sport science and psychology. The minor, one of only a handful of minors in sport and exercise psychology across the country, will prepare those interested with the necessary training to pursue graduate study in the area. The minor will also augment the education of majors from physical education, sport administration, athletic training, coaching, psychology, recreation management, as well as elementary and secondary education with an interest in coaching.
In recent years, students have secured very exciting professional roles and careers. These include elite sport science (including Arsenal Football Club and Ipswich Town Football Club), and clinical exercise science (cardiac, pulmonary and musculoskeletal rehabilitation). One of the great benefits to your careers prospects is that our degree guarantees you use of advanced sport and exercise science equipment and test protocols. Therefore, you develop real and meaningful employability skills throughout your studies.
The first two years of the degree involve studying all of the physiology, psychology and biomechanics subject areas. These first two years ensure you have a sound knowledge and practical skill set in each of these core disciplines of sport and exercise science. In the third year, all of the modules are optional, which means you can tailor your study areas to your career aims and/or subject preferences. You will also undertake an original research project in your third year; the research topic is chosen by you.
|Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology|
|International Journal of Golf Science|
|International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism|
|International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance|
|Journal of Aging and Physical Activity|
|Journal of Applied Biomechanics|
|Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology|