Teaching and Learning
You are taught through a combination of interactive workshops, lectures, seminars and practical's. We aim to provide a learning context that will explore the full potential of all participants and encourage excellence in both theory and practice. The expertise of the staff includes sports coaching and teaching, match analysis, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology and sports development. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities, often with a guest speaker or elite level Paralympian athletes.
Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and the coaching science practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and the application of key theories and concepts in regard to working ethically effectively in a range of disability sporting environments.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course, however, meetings can occur at any time under the discretion of the Tutor.
You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long placement in the second year of the course, supervised for agreed projects by a work-based mentor and a University tutor.
You will be involved in a range of practical problem based scenarios, which will include coaching peers, external clients, SEND children and adults and grassroots to elite level pan disability sports players. There is also a chance to undertake a work placement with a provider of your choice too.