What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
At Hull, we pride ourselves on giving you scope for autonomy and self-directed learning. You will discover the fundamental principles and theories that underpin key aspects of sporting performance, health, and exercise science. A number of modules enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life coaching situations.
The first year gives you an introduction to the physiological, biomechanical and psychological aspects of sports performance, in addition to learning how to conduct science and research in the field of sports coaching and performance science.
Applied Human Physiology
In lectures and lab sessions, you'll cover the structure and function of the body's major organ systems.
Principles of Anatomy and Biomechanics
Explore anatomical structures of the musculoskeletal system and how they relate to functional human movement.
Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
This module considers the key study skills required to succeed in the sport, health and exercise science programmes.
Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology
This module provides you with knowledge of various psychological assessment tools and techniques, such as anxiety inventories, imagery, relaxation and goal setting.
Introduction to Coaching Pedagogy
This module will provide a critical introduction to a number of pedagogical theories relevant to the facilitation of athlete learning.
Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
A solid grounding in to the scientific practice underlying the subject. It explores and critiques how data is collected and analysed.
Second year modules
Here the emphasis shifts to the sociocultural, biophysical, psychological and pedagogical aspects of coaching, strength conditioning and performance analysis.
Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
Analyse the physical demands of a sport or activity and design scientifically informed training programmes. You'll also learn the basics of strength and conditioning coaching.
Social Psychology of Sport, Health and Exercise
Examine the effects of psychosocial dynamics in performance sport, health and exercise. You'll explore issues like muscle dysmorphia, drug use in sport and barriers to exercise.
Contemporary Issues in Coaching Pedagogy
What social factors influence sport? Where do they come from? You'll learn about sport's influence in society and consider taken-for-granted coaching practices for elite athletes.
Applied Issues in Strength and Conditioning
This module introduces you to fitness assessment and testing and how to use information to design training programmes. It also advances your strength and conditioning coaching experience.
Introduction to Performance Analysis
We'll introduce you to the use and applications of time motion using GPS and Catapult Sports technology, as well as notational analysis techniques, including video analysis.
Prepare and complete a small action research project to develop skills that will help you across your studies. It's hands-on learning about research methodology, ethical approval, data analysis and formulating research questions.
Final year modules
In your third year you undertake a dissertation in an area of your own particular interest. You move on to more advanced specialist topics such as advanced sport and exercise psychology; performance analysis in practice; and professional practice in coaching and performance.
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Performance Analysis in Practice
Performance analysis is considered an important tool to assist athlete and coach learning. You'll gain first-hand practical experience of performance analysis within sporting contexts.
Socio-cultural Implications of Surveillance Technologies in Sports Coaching
Consider the implications of the increased application of surveillance technologies, such as self-tracking devices, video-analysis, GPS and heart rate devices, in sports coaching contexts. You will use social theory to analyse how monitoring athletes and physical activity participants influences these individuals' lives.
Professional Practice in Coaching and Performance
This module provides you with an opportunity to engage in an approved work experience placement in coaching and related activities.
Sport Psychology for Coaches
Gain a deeper understanding of the psychological principles of coaching practice. You'll apply your knowledge of psychological principles and assessment techniques in a safe environment.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.