This module aims to build directly on the key concepts delivered at level one through the Research Skills module. Students have the opportunity to advance their understanding of research enquiry, and the chance to gain an introduction to a range of methodologies applicable to sport development, coaching and physical education research. Independent research activities can aid the development of analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.
This module aims to provide an introduction to the key concepts in education, enabling students to begin to develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills within this area.
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the changing theories and practices in secondary education and can develop their knowledge of the curriculum, behaviour and classroom management in education, primarily relating to secondary school settings.
Students are encouraged to consider psychological perspectives in education, as well as offering students the opportunity to examine historical and political aspects of education through literature and practice. Students have the opportunity to develop and reflect on their practice and that of teachers in the department whilst on placements in local secondary schools.
This module aims to address why an understanding of core fitness components is essential for the coach in practice, investigates key training principles and how these can be integrated into coaching session plans, and seeks to explore applied testing and training approaches to evaluate individual and group performance ability. Each of these aspects can be considered in the context of coaching experience, practice and application.
This optional module provides an opportunity for students to build on knowledge gained at level one within the Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science module. Students can develop their understanding of the theory underpinning the subject, as well as field-based performance analysis strategies and their application to assessment of practical sport.
This introductory health module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge of the positive role of ‘physical activity’ in society. A major emphasis will be placed on identifying the key factors involved in determining health status; addressing the link between sedentary behaviour and health.
This module aims to further develop students’ knowledge of the pedagogical concepts first covered in year one and how these can be applied to the teaching of aesthetic activities at Key Stages 3 and 4.
Students may utilise this knowledge and understanding whilst on placement in secondary schools. In addition, there will be a specific emphasis on applying knowledge of movement and physical literacy.
The specific objectives of the module are to:
- Utilise core principles of teaching within aesthetic activities.
- Provide the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of aesthetic activities in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4.
- Give students the chance to enhance their knowledge of health and safety issues related to the teaching of aesthetic activities.
- Provide the opportunity to develop student understanding of principles of human movement and physical literacy and engage in the practical application of these to aesthetic activities.
This module aims to build on the knowledge and concepts developed within the level one module Sport Development Environment and enable students to advance their understanding of the central strategies and policies in sport development, physical education and school sport.
The central aim of this module is to allow students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of major sport policies and strategies and to explore sport provision at a local level, in order to think analytically about the policy process and the complexities associated with policy implementation.
The module is designed to encourage students to learn about the concept of project management and to understand how it relates to sport. The Lincolnshire Event Safety Partnership guidance will be used within this module to provide students with an opportunity to develop realistic and local knowledge about project management within a contemporary setting.
This module aims to introduce and develop knowledge of key concepts and theories that describe and explain the importance of psychology in sport, exercise and physical education settings.
This module aims to provide students with a formal introduction to social theory and its application to the study of sociological problems in sport and PE.
It is intended to build on the level one module, Sociological Issues in Sport and PE, by providing the opportunity to examine a variety of topics in sport from different theoretical perspectives. Students are encouraged to understand that all sociological observations are guided by theory, while also comparing and critiquing the range of approaches to sport introduced in the module. A selection of sociological sporting phenomena will be used to illustrate the importance of theory in guiding any sociological study.
Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future.
The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree.
The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures.
*Only a limited number of places are available