If you're an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, this degree will develop your skills and understanding of sports science, psychology, training, coaching and leadership. It will enhance your awareness of your own role, increase your effectiveness at work and develop your communication and analytical skills ? boosting your career prospects. You'll apply science and theory to practice, reflecting on case studies or real and potential work situations. Drawing on video, text and online materials, you'll focus on the all-round physical and psychological needs of sports participants or exercise clients.
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works. Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you'll explore training, nutrition, motivation and leadership; and increase your effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you'll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to practice.
This diploma will help put you on track for a career in fitness training, sports coaching or similar roles. It will develop work-related and academic skills to enhance your performance; and explore the key principles of sports science, psychology, training, coaching and leadership. You'll apply your learning to practice, focusing on meeting participants' physical and psychological needs. By the end of the course, you'll be a more effective, reflective practitioner and you'll be well on the way to a degree.
This module is for sports coaches, exercise professionals and sports enthusiasts. Develop your scientific knowledge, analysis skills, coach-athlete relationships and reflective practice in sport and exercise settings. By investigating and applying aspects of sports science ? including physiology, movement analysis, and strength and conditioning training methods ? you'll enhance your understanding of human movement and performance. Applying sport and exercise science principles to case studies allows you to develop your reflective practice and become a more effective coach. Some options, built into the module, let you explore areas of interest in greater depth.
This module explores topics associated with sport and exercise psychology and introduces you to their relevance to a range of roles, such as coach, athlete, fitness participant or health professional. You'll learn knowledge and skills that can be applied to situations you're familiar with, can inform your practice, and can help you develop both yourself and those you work with.
This key introductory module is for you if you have a general or professional interest in sport, recreation and fitness. It will provide you with a sound knowledge of some of the key underpinning concepts within sport and fitness, including: the organisation of sports/fitness provision in the UK; the benefits of physical activity; fitness training principles; nutrition; and a range of contemporary issues. You'll be able to apply your understanding to your own participation in sport or exercise, or to careers in the field ? such as exercise instruction, sports coaching or PE teaching.
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This is a work-related module that's invaluable if you work, or are intending to work, in sport and fitness. It will be of particular value to sports coaches, fitness trainers and aspiring P.E. teachers who are interested in developing their personal skills and becoming more effective as practitioners. The module uses a reflective approach to developing personal skills such as communication, motivation, team working and leadership, and learning physical skills.
In this free course you will explore two aspects of
strength and conditioning in sport and fitness: speed and power. Strength and conditioning is the physical preparation of athletes and in this course you will explore the physiology of speed before looking at training methods
to develop speed. You will also look at power which is a concept closely
related to speed.
The athlete’s journey through sport
can be characterised by several transitions and periods of change. This course is
designed to help you understand that journey, whether in reference to a
professional or recreational athlete, and the nature of support they may need at
different times. The course also provides practical guidance, whether you support
athletes as a coach or parent or whether you are an athlete yourself, and draws
on a wealth of case study and audio-visual material to bring the athlete’s
journey to life.
In this free course you will explore an important aspect of strength and conditioning which refers to the physical preparation of athletes: endurance. You will look at the physiological factors that underpin endurance and ------ how endurance can be developed relative to performance in a range of sports.