Sport Science Career Case Studies
Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Andrew Cooke
What does your dream job look like? Whether you know the answer to this question or not, this module is designed to help. You will gain first-hand information about “a day in the life” of professionals employed in a number of popular sport science careers such as “applied sport scientist”, “sport psychologist”, “physiotherapist”, “sports coach”, “international mountain guide” and “adventure sports consultant”. This will provide you with a detailed picture of what these careers entail, and what you’ll need to do to get there. It will equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions about what you want to do, module choices, and work experience etc from the very start of your degree, to help ensure you meet the essential criteria to land your ideal job after you graduate. A well-published sport psychologist and a well-published sport physiologist, who have both worked with international athletes (e.g., Commonwealth Games athletes, International cricket team, Premier League football team), coordinate this module. They are supported by specially selected guest speakers who are employed in popular sport science careers to ensure you get the highest quality and most up-to-date content.
You will be introduced to a range of popular sport science careers, typically including: “sport scientist”, “physiotherapist (NHS and elite sport)”, “disability sport officer”, “international mountain guide”, “adventure sport consultant”, “sport coach”. As well as learning what these careers look like, you will be challenged to identify issues such as moral, ethical, legal, and health and safety considerations that underpin best practice in these careers. In other words, you will get practice at dealing with the sorts of hypothetical scenarios that might be thrown at you in job interviews (e.g., “how would you safeguard children in an outdoor expedition?”, “how would you mitigate injury risk in athletes during growth spurts?” etc). You will also receive advice on the sort of experiences and qualifications required to get a foot in the door, together with advice on what modules you should consider choosing in year 2 and year 3 in order to optimally tailor your degree program towards your desired career path.
Basic understanding of the moral, ethical, legal and health & safety issues associated with physical activities & research into it. Some ability to analyse situations, propose, justify and prioritise best practice but limited in scope. Inaccuracies and misconcentpions evident. Little or no referenceing evident.
Demonstrates a good understanding of the moral, ethical, legal and health & safety issues associated with physical activity and research into it. Is able to analyse case studies with reasonable accuracy and can propose, justify and prioritise some alternative solutions to dilemmas. Few inaccurances or misconceptions. Referencing evident.
A thorough understanding cf the moral, ethical, legal and health & safety issues associated with physical activity and research into it. Demonstrates a consistent ability to effectively analyse situations, recognising where there are conflicting demands for practitioner and participant. Be able to propose solutions to deilmmas and analyse the likely effect of these on best practice. Good referencing evident.
- Analyse the moral, ethical, legal and health & safety issues associated with a number of different situations faced by practitioners and participants in physical activity (sport, exercise, physical education, outdoor education).
- Propose, justify and prioritise alternative solutions to the dilemmas faced by practitioners and participants in physical activity settings.
- Discuss professional codes of conduct associated with participating, teaching and coaching in sport and exercise, with particular reference to the requirements for those working with vulnerable people of all ages.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Independent study devoted to completing readings, previewing and revising lectures and preparing and completing assignments.
A combination of Lectures and formative activities featuring guest speakers from a wide range of sport, health and exercise careers
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- critically assess and evaluate data and evidence in the context of research methodologies and data sources
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- recognise and respond to moral, ethical, sustainability and safety issues that directly pertain to the context of study including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- accurately interpret case study data
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Module failure that prevents you passing the year will require resit assessment and attendance at Supplementary Assessment Week (exact date TBC but expected to be second week of July 2018)