Physical Preparation for Performance
Gain an in-depth examination of key physiological principles useful for coaches to help understand and enhance athletes’ performance.
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You must also have five years' appropriate work experience in coaching, and evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
By the end of the module students will have had the opportunity to:
- Critically analyse models of athletes’ development and the contribution of physical preparation.
- Evaluate current principles and practices of physical preparation for specific coaching domain(s).
- Use current evidence to guide design of physical preparation as part of an integrated approach to athletes’ development for a specific population/coaching domain.
Delivery and assessment
The module is delivered entirely online through pre-recorded presentations, learning materials, asynchronous discussion and tutorials.
Assessment will be practical discussion tasks and a coaching case-study.
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