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Physical Education & Sports Studies Expect to achieve


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Physical Education & Sports Studies Physical Education and Sports Studies is one of the largest subject areas within the single and combined Honours programme at Newman University College with research forming an integral part of its scholarly activity. The Physical Education and Sports Studies courses provide a broad, yet in-depth study of the major disciplines within sports and exercise science. The approach is one of applied scientific enquiry, making clear links between laboratory based studies and the impact of sporting performance from beginner to elite level athletes across a range of sports. A feature of physical education and sports studies at Newman is the excellent relationship between staff and students. Staff know students on an individual basis, and students are given the opportunity to improve their understanding of sport and exercise science by participating in research with staff. This collaborative approach leads to high quality work being produced by students when they undertake individual projects.

Courses available: • Single Honours Sports Studies - BASES endorsed • Combined Honours Sports Studies (major, joint, minor) • Undergraduate Primary Initial Teacher Education specialising in PE • Postgraduate Secondary Physical Education (PGCE) • MSc/MA Physical Education and Sports Studies

Developing applied knowledge To aid students’ understanding of sport and exercise science, work placements are embedded in all courses, allowing students to gain relevant, graduate level experience in the sports industry and refine their career choices. Newman also works closely with a range of sports teams providing sports science support to junior level and elite sports people including Coventry Blaze ice hockey team, Trojan mixed martial arts team, Lordswood and Solihull basketball academies, Warwickshire hurling team, Great Britain U-17 ladies basketball squad as well as a number of individual athletes. This work involves testing and monitoring of different components of fitness key to their chosen sports across the training year. This information then informs the training and conditioning programs of the individuals/teams. A number of professional coaches also deliver practical elements across the different programmes. In addition, level two and three coaches work with a range of focus sports at Newman including basketball, football, hockey and rugby.

Newman University College is ranked 13th for Sports Science in the 2009 Guardian University Guide

The better posters would not look out of place alongside the poster presentations of PhD students and academics at the annual European Congress of Sports Science External Examiner


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Sports facilities In recent years Newman has invested significantly in the facilities for sports students, including a new sand-based artificial outdoor sports pitch for football and hockey. The facilities available for sports students includes: • • • • •

Squash Courts (2) Fitness Suite Sports Hall Gymnasium All-weather Pitch

Human Performance Laboratory This specialist area provides facilities for laboratory practical sessions and teaching exercise physiology and biomechanics. The specialist equipment used for exercise physiology, psychology, motor learning and biomechanics is located in this laboratory. Bodpod Room A purpose built room where environmental conditions are well controlled to ensure accurate measurement of body composition. The room also stores the metalyser and oxycon pro gas analysis equipment. Fitness Assessment Suite The fitness assessment suite is a specialist room used for conducting physiological assessments with a range of populations including individual and team athletes, students as well as paediatric populations. This room is also used for teaching and learning purposes (laboratory practicals and demonstrations) in exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics and motor learning. The suite contains a range of specialist equipment including a Douglas bag system with gas analyser, blood lactate analysers, Bassin anticipation timer and Quattro Jump force platform. This room also contains a Woodway treadmill, numerous Monarch cycle ergometers and Concept II rowers.

Teaching and assessment In PE and Sports Studies students are taught using a variety of methods including lectures, workshops, seminars, practical sessions and problem-based learning. Similarly, assessment methods vary from module to module and include a combination of written examinations, presentations, practical tests and assessed coursework. Coursework may include a working portfolio, laboratory manuals, journal articles, reports and essays. Contact hours varies by module but typically around 30 hours.

BSc Sports Studies The Single Honours Sports Studies course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES). This endorsement indicates that the course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that BASES considers essential to enter into the profession. This may be postgraduate study, supervised experience, work in elite sport or in a health environment, amongst others. The endorsement scheme considers the curriculum, practical experience gained by students and resources available. At least 10% of student time is spent in each of the sub-disciplines of biomechanics, physiology and psychology, and at least half of their total time is spent in these three areas. 5% of student time is dedicated to interdisciplinary study and 5% is devoted to both research methods and independent study in the field of Sport and Exercise Science. This course provides an insight into the science underpinning sporting performance. Within the course, there is the opportunity for students to select modules based on personal interest and potential career choices; for example, work in the health and fitness industry, teaching PE, coaching and sports development.


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MODULE LIST Entry requirements

Year 1 Introduction to Physiology of Exercise and Kinesiology

Mandatory

Research Methods in PESS

Mandatory

Training and Coaching for Health and Sport

Mandatory

Analysis and Performance in Sport (New) Mandatory Introduction to Human Movement Analysis

Mandatory

Psycho-Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity

Mandatory

Pedagogy and Practice of Sport

Mandatory

Motor Learning and Skills Acquisition (New)

Mandatory

BTEC National - merit, merit, pass and grade C or above in English and maths or science and a further GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above. BTEC cert - distinction, merit and grade C or above in English Language and maths or science and a further GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above. Access - pass. The Access course must have elements relevant to the study of sport, for example biology.

Year 2 Psychological Principles of Sport and Exercise

Mandatory

Physiological Bases of Sport and Exercise

Mandatory

Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary issues in Sport

Mandatory

Work-based Learning

Mandatory

Biomechanical Bases of Human Movement (New)

Mandatory

Principles and Practice of Sport

Mandatory

Measurement and Evaluation in PESS

Mandatory

Pedagogical Studies in Physical Education Optional Psychology of Exercise and Well-being

Single Honours Sports Studies applicants will normally need a minimum of 200 points at A2 level (either BB, CCE or CDD) from a maximum of 3 A2 levels; GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above in English Language and maths or science and a further GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above. A qualification in Physical Education or a science subject is desirable.

Optional

Sports studies can be studied as a single Honours subject, or in combination with any of the subjects below, as either a major (75% sports studies 25% other subject), joint (50% both subjects) or minor (25% sports studies 75% other subject).

• Art & Design • Counselling • Creative Writing • Education Studies • English • English Literature • Global Citizenship

Year 3 Applied Sports Psychology

• IT Optional

Physiology and Performance Enhancement Optional

• Management Studies

Current Issues in Exercise Science

Optional

• Media & Communication

Exercise Prescription for Health & Fitness

Optional

• Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Paediatric Sports & Exercise Physiology (New)

Optional

• Philosophy and Theology

Motor Control and Learning (New)

Optional

Sociology of Sport & Leisure

Optional

• Social and Applied Psychology

Sports Policy and Sports Development

Optional

• Theology

Critical Issues in Physical Education

Optional

• Working with Children, Young People and Families

Fundamentals of Teaching Physical Education (New)

Optional

Sports History (New)

Optional

For further details please contact

Performance Analysis for Sports Coaches

Optional

Sports Management (New)

Optional

Dr Paul Ryan Email info#sportsstudies@newman.ac.uk Tel 0121 476 1181 ext 2322

Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology Dissertation in Sports Studies

Optional Mandatory

• Psychology


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Initial Teacher Education Newman also provides initial teacher education with a specialism in physical education. These courses provide qualified teacher status (QTS). In the 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree, students learn how to teach all parts of the national curriculum in key stages 1 and 2 (5-11 years), with a specialism in teaching PE. The PGCE in PE is an intensive 1 year course designed for sports studies graduates who want to become secondary school PE teachers. The course is a combination of placement in school and lectures based at Newman to understand the theory of teaching and learning, develop classroom management skills plus lesson planning and assessment techniques.

Entry requirements Undergraduate A minimum of 220 UCAS points at A2, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English, maths and science. Recent experience in school is also required prior to interview. PGCE A 2.1 (or above) in a sport related degree and an understanding of the role of a teacher and recent developments in education. Recent experience in school is also required prior to interview.

For further details please contact Dr Lorayne Woodfield ITE Email info#sportsstudies@newman.ac.uk Tel 0121 476 1181 ext 2269

For further details please contact Liz Plummer PGCE Email info#sportsstudies@newman.ac.uk Tel 0121 476 1181 ext 2315


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Work Placement All degrees at Newman include a work placement element enabling students to link their academic studies to real-life scenarios, which Newman believes contributes to it having one of the best graduate employment rates. A key part of the sports studies courses is the opportunity to undertake a work-related learning experience with vocational relevance. Students have enjoyed placements with West Bromwich Albion FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

which has led to paid employment. Work placement is an important element of the course because it develops students’ ability to work in a variety of fields after graduation. Past graduates now work in sports coaching, teaching, sports development, sports and leisure management, sports science, the armed forces and police, and sports promotion.

Studying at Newman on the Sports Studies degree course can only be described as first class - not only from the class size point of view, but the personality of the staff and the course enabled me to settle in and really engage my love of sport. Within my second year Spring term I undertook a placement at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The work placement had a massive effect on my outlook as a career and has contributed in helping me to choose a career pathway as a football coach. After leaving Newman, the combination of work experience and knowledge gained through my degree has been fundamental in my career where I have completed a year of FE lecturing with Acade, my football players at Sheffield United FC. My current career roles are now as a sports coach within two primary schools teaching P.E curriculum lessons, football coach within a regional football skills development centre and assistant manager to the Doncaster Rovers Belles Reserves - where I work on a weekly basis with a range of female England football players. In a million years I wouldn’t have expected to go into such exciting and challenging work environments - where only the experiences, relationships and knowledge gained while at Newman has lead to these opportunities. Joseph Burton Sports Studies graduate


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MSc/MA Physical Education and Sport Studies

STUDENT Profiles

Newman is also developing a Masters level course in Physical Education and Sports Studies. The programme is designed to offer suitably qualified graduates and professionals the opportunity to develop their academic knowledge, skills and qualifications through evidence based critical debate, reflective professional practice and rigorous independent research. It will also provide students with continued professional development and facilitate their personal career in the areas of sport education and physical activity.

Whilst on placement at West Bromwich Albion FC I was able to experience a whole variety of activities, including coaching in schools and education sessions being delivered within the education centres, whilst travelling around the West Midlands to schools shadowing and sometimes leading sessions, delivered to children from year 2 up to college age from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. My placement enabled me to gain some valuable time and experience in a work related setting. This can only help my career prospects within education and sports coaching, which I’m hoping will be a field I will be working in once I have graduated. Simon Crockett Sports Studies with Management Studies

I can’t wait for my block school placement in the spring. The stories that lecturers and other students tell are amazing. Newman is such an interactive place to be, the learning environment is great, offering plenty of computers, interactive white boards, not forgetting all the of the gym facilities. Everything at Newman offers experience for my chosen career, and what a career choice, I can’t wait! Rebecca Marshall ITT Primary PE

Students will choose six taught modules in addition to a module in Research Methods. Students are therefore able to develop specialisation while gaining knowledge and understanding across a range of topics in the area of Physical Education and Sports Studies.

Entry requirements

An entry requirement of 2:1 in a relevant discipline is required to ensure that students have the underpinning knowledge and academic skills to complete the programme successfully. However, students with lower formal qualifications but with relevant vocational experiences will be considered on an individual basis.

Future career Graduates from this programme may seek employment or further study in the following areas: continued study at the PhD level; research and lecturing in Higher or Further Education; sport education, management roles in sports councils, governing bodies of sport; sports colleges, Local Education Authorities, and sports clubs.

For further details please contact Dr Paul Ryan Email info#sportsstudies@newman.ac.uk Tel 0121 476 1181 ext 2322


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STAFF Profiles and Research Interests DR PAUL RYAN HEAD OF SUBJECT My present post here at Newman is as Head of the department for Physical Education and Sport Studies. This involves the overall leadership of the subject area specifically in maintaining the highest quality standards in service and delivery to our students.

PROFESSOR YAHYA AL-NAKEEB DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH Professor of Physical Education and Sports Science and Fellow of the Leadership Foundation of Higher Education. Research Interests

Research Interests The impact and interaction of stakeholders in policy communities (in particular elite sport), and the role and impact of stakeholders in the development of public policy.

Psycho-physiological aspects of human performance; exercise, health and well-being of children; lifestyle, health habits and environmental factors; research development and quality assurance; health-promoting physical activity.

Current Teaching

Current Teaching

• PE640: Special Studies in Physical Education and Sports Studies

• PE613: Exercise Prescription for Health and Fitness

• PE650: Dissertation in Sports Studies

TONY MYERS SENIOR LECTURER IN PESS

DR MICHAEL GRAHAM SENIOR LECTURER IN PESS

Research Interests

Research Interests

Officiating in sport; applied sport psychology interventions; Muay Thai.

The endocrine physiology of sport & performance; forensic anti-doping.

Current Teaching

Current Teaching

• PE403: Research Methods in Physical Education & Sports Studies

• PE611: Sport and Performance • PE409: Analysis and Performance in Sport

• PE411: Psycho-Sociological aspects of Physical Activity • PE501: Psychological Principles of Sport and Exercise • PE609: Applied Sport Psychology • PE633: Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology

In the latest national student survey, Sports Studies students gave an overall satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5


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JONATHAN SMITH SENIOR LECTURER IN PESS

DR LORAYNE WOODFIELD SENIOR LECTURER IN PESS

Research Interests Examining the impact of significant others on the motivational climate created in individual sports. He is also interested in investigating the influence of psychological skills training on performance and participation in sport. Current Teaching • PE414: Pedagogy and Practice in Sport

Research Interests Young people’s physical activity, attitudes towards physical education, and health related fitness; physical education pedagogy. Current Teaching • PE515: Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Sports Studies

• PE416: Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition

• PE604: Pedagogical Studies in Physical Education

• PE609: Applied Sport Psychology

• PH401: Foundations of Physical Education • BC511/21/31: Broad Curriculum – Curriculum and Every Child Matters

MARK LYONS LECTURER IN PESS

SARAH FRASER LECTURER IN PESS

Research Interests

Research Interests

Fatigue effects on sports performance with an emphasis on ecological validity. Other research interests are the physical activity and body fatness levels of British schoolchildren.

Gender in sport, especially media representations of athletes and the messages portrayed through the media. Other research interests include the impact of education on perceptions of the body.

Current Teaching Current Teaching • PE410: Introduction to Human Movement Analysis

• PE407: Foundations of Physical Education and Sports Studies

• PE506: Work-placement • PE508: Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement • PE612: Current Issues in Exercise Science

• PE411: Psycho-Sociological aspects of Physical Activity • PE503: Sociological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues in Sport • PE514: Principles and Practice of Sport 2 • PE621: Major Perspectives in the Sociology of Sport


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STAFF Profiles JOSEPH MORTON LECTURER IN PESS

ELIZABETH PLUMMER PGCE PROGRAMME LEADER

Research Interests Predominantly in physiology but also in biomechanics and some interdisciplinary work. Joe has also provided physiological support for a National League Basketball team and England’s junior men’s Volleyball Squad.

Research Interests

Current Teaching

• PGCE Secondary PE modules

• PE405: Training and Coaching for Health and Sport

• PE623: Critical Issues in PE

Delivery of physical activity and PE in South Africa; teacher training delivery in the UK compared to South Africa. Current Teaching

• PE502: Physiological Bases for Sport and Exercise

ALEX POWELL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND FACILITIES MANAGER JOANNE HANKEY GRADUATE ASSISTANT AND LECTURER IN PESS

Research Interests Coaching and leadership in sport, sport psychology and rugby. Current Teaching

Research Interests Exercise induced cardiac fatigue and damage; physical activity; exercise physiology. Current Teaching • PE402: Introduction to Physiology of Exercise

• Rugby across a range of modules


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COURSE COMBINATIONS AND CODES SINGLE HONOURS 100% Sports Studies

Sports Studies and Media & Communication PC36 BA/MSSS

Sports Studies C600 BSc/SS

Sports Studies and Social and Applied Psychology CX83 BSc/SSSP

MAJOR

Sports Studies and Theology VX63 BA/SST

75% Sports Studies, 25% other subject

Sports Studies and Working with Children, Young People & Families LC56 BA/WCYPFSS

Sports Studies with Art & Design C6W1 BA/SSWAD Sports Studies with Counselling C6B9 BA/SSWC Sports Studies with Creative Writing C6W8 BA/SSWCW Sports Studies with Education Studies C6XH BA/SpSWEdS Sports Studies with English Literature C6Q3 BA/SSWE Sports Studies with Global Citizenship C6L9 BA/SSWGC

MINOR 25% Sports Studies, 75% other subject Education Studies with Sports Studies X3C6 BA/EdSWSS English with Sports Studies Q3C6 BA/EWSS Global Citizenship with Sports Studies L9C6 BA/GCWSS IT with Sports Studies G5C6 BSc/ITWSS

Sports Studies with IT C6G5 BSc/SSWIT

IT with English Literature G5Q3 BA/ITWE

Sports Studies with Management Studies C6N2 BA/SSWMS

Management Studies with Sports Studies C8Q3 BA/PWE

Sports Studies with Media & Communication C6P3 BA/SSWMSt

Sports Studies with English Literature N2C6 BA/MSWSS

Sports Studies with Philosophy, Religion and Ethics C6VM BA/SSWPRE

Psychology with Sports Studies C8C6 BSc/PWSS

Sports Studies with Philosophy and Theology C6V5 BA/SSWPT

Working with Children, Young People & Families with Sports Studies L5C6 BA/CYPFWSS

Theology with Sports Studies V6C6 BA/ThWSS

Sports Studies with Social and Applied Psychology C6C8 BSc/SSWP

JOINT

Primary Education (QTS) Physical Education XB19 BA/PEdFH

50% Sports Studies, 50% other subject Sport Studies and Art & Design CW61 BA/SSAD Sports Studies and Counselling CB69 BA/SSC Sports Studies and Education Studies XX13 BA/SSES Sports Studies and English QX33 BA/ESS Sports Studies and Global Citizenship CL69 BA/SSGC Sports Studies and IT GC56 BSc/ITSS Sports Studies and Management Studies NC26 BA/MSPSS

PGCE Secondary Physical Education (QTS) X9C6


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Physical Education & Sports Studies Newman University College Genners Lane • Bartley Green • Birmingham B32 3NT Tel +44 (0) 121 476 1181 • Fax +44 (0) 121 476 1196 www.newman.ac.uk

Newman University College offers a wide range of single and combined honours degrees and Initial Teacher Education courses. Further details can be found at

www.newman.ac.uk

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