University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Sports Performance

On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the science underpinning performance enhancement through the key areas of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. This will complement the practical skills and research expertise you will develop in applied settings, providing an insight into the way that scientific support is integrated into the real world of top-level sport.

Course modules

You can choose to take this course in either full-time or part-time mode, with a mixture of core and compulsory units providing good flexibility for part-time students. You will study several key topics; however these are subject to innovation and progression within the field and may therefore change slightly over the years. Here are the units you will study: Applied Research Methods: This unit comprehensively prepares you for research in your chosen field. You will cover a range of research designs and approaches and will prepare you to undertake your MSc Research Project. Research Project: Your final project will enable you to carry out an individual study in the area of sports/exercise performance. Optional units include: Applied Sports Physiology: On this unit you will examine various physiological factors that affect sports performance and learn to carry our physiological tests and measures of sports performance. Applied Sports Psychology: You will examine various approaches to sport psychology delivery and ethical issues that might affect them in order to identify and develop a range of professional skills associated with applied practice (e.g. counselling, service evaluation and effectiveness, reflective practice). Environmental Factors Affecting Sports Performance: This unit trains you to critically review various environmental factors that affect sports performance and links theory to practical applications for maintaining and enhancing performance in adverse environmental conditions. Applied Sports Biomechanics: This unit provides an applied experience of biomechanics and conditioning, and encourages a focused understanding of the practical advantages and limitations of various biomechanical systems. Professional Practice in Sports Performance: On this unit will gain experience of working in a Sports Performance setting allowing you to apply your knowledge in a professional environment.

Assessment methods

You will be taught mainly in practical workshop sessions in which you directly apply the skills and strategies you have learnt working with athletes or each other. You will be assessed in a variety of ways with a focus on self-assessment and problem-based assignments. Here's how we assess you: practical and written exams laboratory reports role plays presentations projects

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,200 per (Year 1) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,500 per (Year 1) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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