Traditionally, sport science has been based on three foundational scientific disciplines - physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You’ll either study two disciplines in breadth or a single discipline in depth with a negotiated independent study.
This course provides a contemporary, interdisciplinary and applied approach to the science of sport performance enhancement. You'll have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding of scientific principles in this context. You'll learn how to apply theoretical concepts and to develop practical professional skills for situations that sports scientists encounter on a daily basis.
You’ll also study research methods and data analysis and will work on an interdisciplinary team providing support services for an athlete client, which will expose you to a range of practical and ethical issues associated with support work.
You’ll be able to employ advanced investigative, analytical and practical techniques in your field and increase your employability in an academic or applied setting.
You’ll also develop as a reflective practitioner, taking responsibility for your own learning and ongoing professional development.
What you will study
- Scientific methods
- Biomechanics and performance enhancement
- Psychological interventions for sport performance enhancement
- Applied physiology and sport performance
- Sport science support of performance athletes
- Contemporary issues in sport performance
- Independent study module
- Independent research project