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Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (PGCert, PGDip, MSc)

University of Gloucestershire

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This course offers the student a unique opportunity to develop both their theoretical underpinning of Sport & Exercise Sciences and the ability to apply this theory. As a result students also develop a range of client-focused skills and expertise. The course aims to develop practitioners who adopt an ?evidence-based? and interdisciplinary approach to professional practice and are committed to continual professional development. Students also have the opportunity to engage in an applied placement for a semester to apply the skills, techniques and knowledge they have developed as part of the course. Recent placements have included Gloucester Rugby Football Club, Bristol City Football Club, Somerset County Cricket Club, and Cheltenham Town Football Club, as well as a number of national and international sports performers. A key focus of this programme is to further develop the students research skills to both undertake applied research and to better understand the discipline-specific work that is published. The programme is also supported by excellent on-site facilities including multiple physiological assessment laboratories, an environmental chamber, biomechanics laboratory, biochemistry laboratory, strength and conditioning facility, and field testing equipment. Some of the things you will learn on this course Physiology of training and performance Interdisciplinary laboratory assessment of sports performance The effects of extreme environments on performance 3-D motion analysis of sports performance The role of biochemistry in sports performance Contemporary sports nutrition Benefits Is accepted towards BASES accreditation Includes an applied practice work placement Prepares students for a career in sport & exercise sciences Career paths Specialisation as a Sport & Exercise Scientist Exercise Physiologist Sports performance researcher

This course offers the student a unique opportunity to develop both their theoretical underpinning of Sport & Exercise Sciences and the ability to apply this theory. As a result students also develop a range of client-focused skills and expertise. The course aims to develop practitioners who adopt an ?evidence-based? and interdisciplinary approach to professional practice and are committed to...

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