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Sports Biomechanics MSc

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomechanics Sports Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Sports Biomechanics course has been designed to enable you to develop a range of discipline-specific abilities and apply them to your selected area of special interest.

Course overview

This course has been designed to enable you to develop a range of discipline-specific abilities and apply them to your selected area of special interest. The course is taught by an experienced team of tutors, and all teaching has an applied focus, with full use made of the BASES-accredited sports science laboratories.

Why study this course with us?

As well as increasing your theoretical and empirical knowledge within the area, our course comprises core modules that are designed to provide opportunities to enhance your abilities in a range of transferable skills, and also to develop the basic competencies that will aid your personal development should you wish to pursue accreditation in the future, for example with BASES, UKSCA or ISPAS.

The course is taught by an experienced team of tutors who have specialist research interests and publications within the subdiscipline pathways. All teaching has an applied focus, with full use made of the BASES-accredited sports science laboratories.

The above critical elements of teaching excellence and research, combined with the applied practical experience of many of the staff who have worked with national and international athletes and teams, means that during all lectures you will not only be challenged intellectually but will also gain experience and knowledge of how research informs and is informed by practice.

The requirement for an experiential learning placement within the course means that our course provides invaluable practical experience that provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge within an applied sporting environment, as well as developing key interpersonal skills while working alongside applied practitioners.

This course is suitable for: (i) students who wish to embark upon a career in the sports sciences domain and who are seeking postgraduate study with the opportunity of supervised experience; (ii) practitioners already working in the field (coaches, trainers, analysts and physiotherapists); (iii) those looking to extend their knowledge before moving into the research and academic sectors.

Modules

This module covers the following topics: Sports science support within the sub-disciplines; Sports science practitioner competencies (interpersonal skills, communication, empathy, listening skills, conflict management and resolution); Ethics when working in the field (BASES guidelines); Key issues for special populations (Children?s Act, Vulnerable Adults Policy, Creating safe environments); Interview and case history techniques (interview skills, observation, and note taking); Referral processes, guidelines and examples; Reflection and the reflective process for practice; Working with data for presentation; The role of experimental research in guiding practice (scientist -practitioner model, practitioner-scholar model, action research).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,075

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£12,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applications are expected from sport and exercise sciences, physiology, coaching, biomechanics or similar graduates with a first degree (minimum of 2:1 honours or equivalent). Original certificates and a transcript of marks should be presented with the application

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more