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Introduction

This multidisciplinary programme integrates theoretical and practical knowledge of physical education and sport. It offers the opportunity to develop the skills required to work in the education and youth sport sector.

The longstanding importance placed on physical education, not only for its educational value, but as a vehicle for improving health, behaviour, sports participation and performance, means that the subject continues to have political and educational salience in the UK.

In recognition of its importance, previous and current governments have emphasised improving the quality of physical education and sport provision in schools, particularly as part of the legacy of London 2012. The focus on high-quality physical education has led to an increase in demand for high-quality teachers and coaches.

This degree has been designed for those who have a desire to work with young people in schools or youth sport settings, and who would like to study in an supportive and friendly environment with excellent learning support and specialist facilities.

Students have the opportunity to develop their teaching abilities, knowledge and experience of curriculum activities. Engagement in real-world experience is integral to this programme and students have opportunities to conduct research in schools and sport environments within the local community.

A key aim of the BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Sport degree is to prepare students for life beyond graduation and to provide a sound basis for undertaking a postgraduate teaching qualification or wider employment within schools and youth sport settings.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is designed for students who are motivated and have a strong interest in Physical Education and sport or science. You will need to be committed to:

  • Developing yourself and your abilities in order to deliver quality physical education and youth sport.
  • Learning in both a theoretical and applied way, applying theoretical knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Becoming an independent learner and reflective practitioner.

How You Study

The degree offers the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of the key components of physical education and sport. Compulsory modules at level one are designed to provide students with a foundation and underpinning knowledge in teaching and pedagogy, school and youth sport development, social science, sport science and research. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop key transferable skills in preparation for sport-related graduate employment or postgraduate study.

Optional modules are available in years two and three, providing the opportunity to tailor the degree in line with students’ personal interests or employment aspirations.

The degree is supported by applied research and delivered by a team of enthusiastic lecturers who offer both vocational and academic perspectives.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Students will be assessed through a range of methods which are dependent upon whether the module is practical, theoretical, contextual or vocational.

This may include presentations, critical reflections, portfolios, exams, practical assessment within schools and a research project.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Interviews & Applicant Days

We may interview applicants on occasions where the applicant has a non-traditional background, falling short of the standard entry requirements but with relevant work experience and professional qualifications.

What We Look For In Your Application

A good academic profile.

An evidenced interest in health and fitness through volunteering or participation.

Transferable skills such as communication, leadership and team work.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Sport and Exercise Science Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English, Maths and a science/sports related subject.

We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Developing Physical Literacy (Core)

A high-quality physical education or coaching programme can develop a range of physical and cognitive skills within a child that can subsequently encourage positive life experiences. These experiences can include confidence development, the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, alongside experiencing achievement whilst fulfilling potential. Through theoretical and practical experiences, including a school placement, this module aims to develop the knowledge and applied understanding of concepts and practices that can support child development.

Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)

This module aims to examine the structure and function of the human body during sport and exercise. It will seek to address the physiological, biomechanical and psychological determinants of performance, with the aim of enabling students to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles involved and introducing students to a range of practical skills for measuring performance in the laboratory and/or field.

Physical Education Pedagogy 1 (Core)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and experience of teaching physical education. Students will have the opportunity to study the core principles of teaching: theories of learning, planning, pedagogy, communication, differentiation, progression, inclusion, assessment and reflection. These principles will be revisited at levels two and three but within different sporting contexts (aesthetic activities, net/wall games and individual activities).

The specific objectives are to:

  • Utilise the core principles of teaching when delivering team games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of team games in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4.
  • Provide the chance for students to enhance their knowledge of health and safety issues related to the teaching of team games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of multi-skills and games-based approaches.

Research Skills (Core)

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods.

This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the field of sociology as applied to the study of sport and physical education. Students will be encouraged to think critically about sport and its place in society and in education.

In particular, subjects such as the stratification of society (i.e. by ‘race’, sex, religion, class, age, ability etc.) and the sporting experiences of different social groups in the community and in schools, can be investigated.

This module encourages students to think critically about sport, PE and their (reciprocal) relationships with politics, the media and broader social processes such as sportisation and commercialisation.

Sport Development Environment (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the structure of, and central issues in, the present sport development environment.

It aims to provide an overview of the structure and purpose of sports organisations and describes the hierarchical relationship between the major agencies responsible for delivering sport. Students are encouraged to begin developing a critical understanding of government aims and objectives and how they impact on those working at the delivery level (e.g. coaches, teachers, Sports Development Officers).

Level 2

Advanced Research Methods (Core)

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.

Concepts in Educational Contexts (Core)

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.

Fitness Testing & Training (Option)

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.

Performance Analysis (Option)

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.

Physical Activity and Health (Option)

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.

Physical Education Pedagogy 2 (Core)

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.

Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)

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.

Project Management for Sport (Option)

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.

Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)

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.

Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)

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.

Study Abroad (Option)

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

Level 3

Action Research in Education (Option)

This module aims to build on the concepts and ideas developed at level two within the Advanced Research Methods and Concepts in Education module.

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and experience of the curriculum, political and historical influences, psychology of learning, behaviour and classroom management. The central aim is for students to utilise their school experiences to identify and investigate a research problem they encounter, applying theory in order to understand contemporary issues in secondary education.

Dissertation (Option)

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Health Promotion and Development (Option)

The module gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity/inactivity and population health. This module will seek to develop knowledge on the role of ‘preventive healthcare’ (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area.

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore notions of disability within the context of sport and physical activity. The programme aims to place competing models of disability, theories of disability and disabling barriers at the centre of a reflective investigation of sport and activity provision for people with disabilities. The module aims to focus upon private, public and voluntary sectors with a particular emphasis on National Governing Bodies, school and community sport providers.

New Directions in Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills gained in years one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of contemporary issues in Physical Education. The central aims of the module are to build on students’ existing understanding of the philosophical, political and sociological components of physical education by critically engaging with research and reflecting on their practical experiences within other modules.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of Physical Education.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current trends emerging within physical education such as the Primary Premium.
  • Utilise current research to create a deeper and critical understanding of the wider physical education context, such as international perspectives in Physical Education.

Physical Education Pedagogy 3 (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained in years one and two to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities, such as badminton and athletics. The aim is to further develop teaching skills and methods but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order teach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Utilise core principles of teaching to individual activities and net wall games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop and apply pedagogic content knowledge, skills and understanding of individual activities and net wall games 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 individual activities and net wall games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop students’ ability to utilise methods of problem-based learning and critical reflection to further their teaching skills.

Scientific Support in Practice (Option)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to apply sport and exercise science concepts to coaching practice in order to enhance performance and enjoyment in participants. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop an effective working alliance with clients, with ethics and competency central to the learning experience and models of applied practice.

Strategic Management in Sport (Option)

This module seeks to critically evaluate the theory and practice of strategic management within a changing sports organisational environment.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Encourage critical examination of the nature of strategic management within sport.
  • Critique its role in contemporary sport and the practical difficulties in formulating and implementing strategy.
  • Consider appropriate developments in improving the performance of sport related operations and activities.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

Teaching staff have developed excellent links with local schools and local employers. Students may undertake a work placement, which provides a valuable opportunity to put theory into practice and enhance your employment potential. Please note that students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living cost while undertaking a placement.

Opportunities may exist for students to work alongside our research-active academic staff on projects with local, national and international partners. The School's Youth Sport Research Group and Health Advancement Research Team have conducted research and evaluation on topics including school sports partnerships, disability in sport and gifted and talented development in young people.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

Students can benefit from access to specialist equipment and teaching spaces in the University’s Human Performance Centre, as well as our well equipped Sports and Recreation Centre, comprising a gym, double sports hall, squash courts, dance studio and all-weather pitches. There is an athletics track and access to a cricket pitch for members of Lincoln Students’ Union cricket teams and other cricket clubs. In addition, through the IMPress student-run network, support is available for sports students to gain additional skills and experience outside of their course.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may choose to progress to a PGCE qualification and the University offers school-centred teacher training, which provides a clear progression route for successful applicants. Alternatively, employment opportunities may exist in sports coaching, youth sport development, local authorities and in private and voluntary organisations.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

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Introduction

This multidisciplinary programme integrates theoretical and practical knowledge of physical education and sport. It offers the opportunity to develop the skills and understanding required to work in the education and sport sector.

The longstanding importance placed on physical education, not only for its educational value, but as a vehicle for improving health, behaviour, sports participation and performance, means that the subject continues to have political and educational significance in the UK.

Our programme has been developed in response to this and to the need for young people to have access to high-quality physical education and sport provision.

The degree has been designed for those who have a desire to work with young people in schools or youth sport settings. Students have the opportunity to develop their teaching abilities, knowledge and experience of curriculum activities. Engagement in real-world experience is integral to this programme and students have opportunities to conduct research in schools and sport environments within the local community.

A key aim of the degree is to prepare students for life beyond graduation and to provide a sound basis for undertaking a postgraduate teaching qualification or wider employment within schools and youth sport settings.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is designed for students who are motivated and have a strong interest in Physical Education and sport or science. Students will need to be committed to:

  • Developing themselves and their abilities in order to deliver quality physical education and youth sport.
  • Learning in both a theoretical and applied way, applying theoretical knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Becoming independent learners and reflective practitioners.

How You Study

The degree offers the opportunity to develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of the key components of physical education and sport. Compulsory modules at level one are designed to provide students with a foundation and underpinning knowledge in teaching and pedagogy, school and youth sport development, social science, sport science and research. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop key transferable skills in preparation for sport-related graduate employment or postgraduate study.

Optional modules are available in years two and three, providing the opportunity to tailor the degree in line with students’ personal interests or employment aspirations. Students are also encouraged
to develop key transferable skills.

The degree is supported by applied research and delivered by a team of enthusiastic lecturers who offer both vocational and academic perspectives.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Students will be assessed through a range of methods which are dependent upon whether the module is practical, theoretical, contextual or vocational. This may include presentations, critical reflections, portfolios, exams, practical assessment within schools and a research project.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Interviews & Applicant Days

We may interview applicants on occasions where the applicant has a non-traditional background, falling short of the standard entry requirements but with relevant work experience and professional qualifications.

What We Look For In Your Application

  • A good academic profile.
  • An evidenced interest in health and fitness through volunteering or participation.
  • Transferable skills such as communication, leadership and team work.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Sport and Exercise Science Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2018-19

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits, to include 30 at merit or above.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English, Maths and a science/sports related subject.

We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Developing Physical Literacy (Core)

A high-quality physical education or coaching programme can develop a range of physical and cognitive skills within a child that can subsequently encourage positive life experiences. These experiences can include confidence development, the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, alongside experiencing achievement whilst fulfilling potential. Through theoretical and practical experiences, including a school placement, this module aims to develop the knowledge and applied understanding of concepts and practices that can support child development.

Foundations in Sport and Exercise Science (Core)

This module aims to examine the structure and function of the human body during sport and exercise. It will seek to address the physiological, biomechanical and psychological determinants of performance, with the aim of enabling students to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles involved and introducing students to a range of practical skills for measuring performance in the laboratory and/or field.

Physical Education Pedagogy 1 (Core)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and experience of teaching physical education. Students will have the opportunity to study the core principles of teaching: theories of learning, planning, pedagogy, communication, differentiation, progression, inclusion, assessment and reflection. These principles will be revisited at levels two and three but within different sporting contexts (aesthetic activities, net/wall games and individual activities).

The specific objectives are to:

  • Utilise the core principles of teaching when delivering team games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of team games in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4.
  • Provide the chance for students to enhance their knowledge of health and safety issues related to the teaching of team games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop an understanding and experience of multi-skills and games-based approaches.

Research Skills (Core)

On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods.

This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.

Sociological Issues in PE and Sport (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the field of sociology as applied to the study of sport and physical education. Students will be encouraged to think critically about sport and its place in society and in education.

In particular, subjects such as the stratification of society (i.e. by ‘race’, sex, religion, class, age, ability etc.) and the sporting experiences of different social groups in the community and in schools, can be investigated.

This module encourages students to think critically about sport, PE and their (reciprocal) relationships with politics, the media and broader social processes such as sportisation and commercialisation.

Sport Development Environment (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to the structure of, and central issues in, the present sport development environment.

It aims to provide an overview of the structure and purpose of sports organisations and describes the hierarchical relationship between the major agencies responsible for delivering sport. Students are encouraged to begin developing a critical understanding of government aims and objectives and how they impact on those working at the delivery level (e.g. coaches, teachers, Sports Development Officers).

Level 2

Advanced Research Methods (Core)

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.

Concepts in Educational Contexts (Core)

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.

Fitness Testing & Training (Option)

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.

Performance Analysis (Option)

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.

Physical Activity and Health (Option)

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.

Physical Education Pedagogy 2 (Core)

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.

Policy in Sport Development & Physical Education (Option)

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.

Project Management for Sport (Option)

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.

Psychology of Performance and Participation (Option)

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.

Sport, Physical Education and Social Theory (Option)

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.

Study Abroad (Option)

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

Level 3

Action Research in Education (Option)

This module aims to build on the concepts and ideas developed at level two within the Advanced Research Methods and Concepts in Education module.

Students will have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and experience of the curriculum, political and historical influences, psychology of learning, behaviour and classroom management. The central aim is for students to utilise their school experiences to identify and investigate a research problem they encounter, applying theory in order to understand contemporary issues in secondary education.

Dissertation (Option)

The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.

Health Promotion and Development (Option)

The module gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity/inactivity and population health. This module will seek to develop knowledge on the role of ‘preventive healthcare’ (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area.

Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity (Option)

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore notions of disability within the context of sport and physical activity. The programme aims to place competing models of disability, theories of disability and disabling barriers at the centre of a reflective investigation of sport and activity provision for people with disabilities. The module aims to focus upon private, public and voluntary sectors with a particular emphasis on National Governing Bodies, school and community sport providers.

New Directions in Physical Education (Option)

This module aims to mobilise the knowledge and skills gained in years one and two by engaging students in the critical analysis of contemporary issues in Physical Education. The central aims of the module are to build on students’ existing understanding of the philosophical, political and sociological components of physical education by critically engaging with research and reflecting on their practical experiences within other modules.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Engage in fundamental philosophical, sociological and practical debates that are central to an understanding of Physical Education.
  • Encourage students to interrogate current trends emerging within physical education such as the Primary Premium.
  • Utilise current research to create a deeper and critical understanding of the wider physical education context, such as international perspectives in Physical Education.

Physical Education Pedagogy 3 (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained in years one and two to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities, such as badminton and athletics. The aim is to further develop teaching skills and methods but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order teach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Utilise core principles of teaching to individual activities and net wall games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop and apply pedagogic content knowledge, skills and understanding of individual activities and net wall games 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 individual activities and net wall games.
  • Provide the opportunity to develop students’ ability to utilise methods of problem-based learning and critical reflection to further their teaching skills.

Scientific Support in Practice (Option)

This module aims to give students the opportunity to apply sport and exercise science concepts to coaching practice in order to enhance performance and enjoyment in participants. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop an effective working alliance with clients, with ethics and competency central to the learning experience and models of applied practice.

Strategic Management in Sport (Option)

This module seeks to critically evaluate the theory and practice of strategic management within a changing sports organisational environment.

The specific objectives of the module are to:

  • Encourage critical examination of the nature of strategic management within sport.
  • Critique its role in contemporary sport and the practical difficulties in formulating and implementing strategy.
  • Consider appropriate developments in improving the performance of sport related operations and activities.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

Teaching staff have developed excellent links with local schools and local employers. Students may undertake a work placement, which can provide a valuable opportunity to put theory into practice and enhance your employment potential. Please note that students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living cost while undertaking a placement.

Research

Opportunities exist for students to conduct their own independent research and to work alongside our research-active academic staff on projects at local and national levels. The School’s Youth Sport Research Group and Health Advancement Research Team have conducted studies on topics including school sports partnerships, disability in sport, and gifted and talented development in young people.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

Students can benefit from access to specialist equipment and teaching spaces in the University’s Human Performance Centre, as well as our well equipped Sports and Recreation Centre, comprising a gym, double sports hall, squash courts, dance studio and all-weather pitches. There is an athletics track and access to a cricket pitch for members of Lincoln Students’ Union cricket teams and other cricket clubs. In addition, through the IMPress student-run network, support is available for sports students to gain additional skills and experience outside of their course.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may choose to progress to a PGCE qualification and the University offers school-centred teacher training, which provides a clear progression route for successful applicants. Alternatively, employment opportunities may exist in sports coaching, youth sport development, local authorities and in private and voluntary organisations.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

This degree responds to the rise of sedentary lifestyles and related ill-health by exploring how individuals and communities require distinct approaches to health and physical activity. This includes children, older adults, people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions.
The Sport Development and Coaching degree draws upon contemporary research aimed at helping students to develop their expertise and ability in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, as well as developing, managing and evaluating sport development schemes
The Sport and Exercise Science degree at Lincoln was developed to meet both the student demand and the growing reputation of sport and exercise science and the role that sport and physical activity can play in improving the health of the nation. The programme is a multidisciplinary degree that aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills in the key areas of physiology, biomechanics and psychology — so they can understand their impact on sports performance, physical activity and health.
This specialist degree is informed by current research and innovation within the sector. It focuses on developing knowledge, understanding and practical skills in applied strength and conditioning, physiology, biomechanics and nutrition.

Tuition Fees

2017/18UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

In 2018/19, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Sports Showcase

Students Help Lincoln City FC in Amazing FA Cup Run

The School has been actively involved with Lincoln City Football Club. Dr Danny Taylor and Sport Science Technician Jacob Wells have undertaken testing for the club with assistance from students. Third-year student Kieran Walker has worked as an assistant sports scientist and sports massage therapist at the club. MSc Sport Science student Josh Booth has carried out player monitoring. Furthermore, Dr Sandy Willmott has collaborated on strength testing with medical staff at the club, and a number of students have worked as performance analysts with their Academy. Furthermore, Lincoln graduates Toby Ellis and Matt page have been providing match analysis for the club. They have analysed games, looking at areas such as possession, shots on and off target, whether a player’s touch is successful or not and chances on goal.

School Supports Olympic Bid

Canoeists targeting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are being supported by staff and students within the School of Sport and Exercise Science.

Staff and students have worked with athletes from British Canoeing’s Girls4Gold talent identification programme, a scheme that selects talented young sportswomen with the aim of teaching them to canoe and ultimately compete at the highest level. These athletes have now graduated to the Podium Potential Programme, and they and their sprint canoe and kayak teammates undergo regular physiological testing in the Human Performance Centre (HPC). The testing is coordinated by HPC Manager Simon George and Dr Danny Taylor, with the assistance of MSc Sport Science students.

PhD student Cat Shin provided biomechanical support to the sprint kayak squad in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and continues to support the athletes, alongside undertaking research projects relating to the biomechanical.

Students Inspire Teens to Follow in Their Footsteps

Staff and students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science have been working with The Newton Academy to inspire 11 to 14 year old girls to explore opportunities in science.

The science and technology-themed workshops were full of hands-on activities and projects to inspire and enthuse the next generation of female scientists and engineers. Participants took part in sports science workshops including, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and sports psychology. Workshops were delivered by staff and students and by local science-based industry. Lecturers Gemma Best, Dr Sandy Willmott, Dr Mark Smith, Dr Kate Timmins and Patricia Jackman supported the Academy with the help of 15 students from the School.

Gemma Best said of the project: “The Academy has not only enabled girls to learn about sports science but has given our students experience of working on community projects.”

Helping Talented Children to Deliver Their Best

Undergraduate and postgraduate students gained hands on experience working on ‘Gifted and Talented’ workshops with primary school year six children as part of a partnership with local charity Inspire+. The aim was to inspire talented sporting children with the addition of allowing undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain hands-on experience by supporting School of Sport and Exercise Science staff in the delivery of the sessions.

Local primary schools were invited to send a specially selected pupil that has been identified as gifted and talented at sport to the University for a day of activities. By exploring the scientific elements of sports psychology, children become experienced in developing positive self-talks and withstanding the pressures of competition. The children learn to analyse performance of events and movements with high specification cameras in biomechanics. Furthermore, the children took part in a battery of fitness tests which challenged their physical capabilities, including mobility, coordination, balance, quickness and power.

Primary and Community Placements

First year BSc Physical Education and Sport and BSc Sport Development and Coaching students undertake a compulsory 30 hour placement in a primary education setting or in the community with primary-aged children as part of the Developing Physical Literacy module.

Physical Education and Sport students can observe and potentially deliver physical activity sessions independently and gain experience of the whole primary curriculum. They will evaluate their observations of the physical activity provision in schools.

Sport Development and Coaching students have taken up community opportunities with sports clubs (football, hockey, athletics, rugby, tennis), scout groups and privately-owned PE providers where they observe, support and deliver sports-related sessions to primary-aged children.

Students can observe and engage with practices which develop fundamental movement skills and improve physical literacy whilst acknowledging anatomical, physiological, emotional, social and psychological differences within the group.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions].