Peak performances in sport and exercise are not achieved by accident. The margins between success and failure are frequently very small. The impact of sports nutrition in providing significant gains in performance is well recognised, and teams and athletes all over the world now use Sports Nutritionists to help with their performance.
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On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic anatomy and patterns of movement, including anatomical reference points and planes of movement; identify the role of biomechanics in the study of human movement and sports performance through the study of kinetic and kinematic principles; outline and evaluate the models for technique analysis in sports skills; understand and evaluate the basic principles of notation analysis in performance enhancement and conduct a technique analysis of selected sports skills
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate an understanding of the metabolism and biochemical pathways of energy transfer from macronutrients during exercise; evaluate the effects of diets on exercise and sport performance; apply the principles and methods of measurements and estimation of energy balance and dietary planning for sport and performance nutrition.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of kinematic and kinetic methods used in the biomechanical analysis of angular motion; explain how air and water exert forces on athletes and objects moving through them and how these forces can be modified to improve performance; describe the characteristics of sports surfaces and footwear and how the interaction of these can influence performance and injury; apply experimental protocols used in biomechanics laboratory to investigate sport and exercise techniques; analyse and interpret biomechanical data obtained in a laboratory setting and evaluate the limitations of the data when using biomechanical assessment tools, and appreciate the need for reliability and validity in data collection.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate a theoretical understanding of how the human body responds to different forms of exercise, and be able to apply this; design, undertake and interpret a variety of exercise physiology protocols; communicate scientific information in a clear and coherent fashion in the form of written reports and develop an increased awareness of scientific research and the research design process.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific and social scientific basis of healthy weight; communicate the principles of healthy weight in a clear and concise way, both written and orally. Critically evaluate selected healthy weight promotion policies and campaigns; demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use healthy weight data, collection methods and how to choose and apply suitable methods and apply a combination of knowledge, theories and principles of healthy weight to: (i) identify a range of valid solutions; (ii) reflect on the appropriateness of theory, practice and outcomes from a range of different viewpoints; (iii) identify new perspectives in and modifications to existing knowledge.
The individual student will negotiate with a tutor a topic for research reflecting personal interest and areas, or approaches, previously introduced in the programme.
This will include original research and data collection and will involve the use of techniques such as case studies, dietary surveys, laboratory work, interviews and surveys.
Students may undertake a discipline-based, or professionally focused, study, e.g. developing and testing a marketing initiative, a nutritional behaviour change programme, or an educational intervention.
Students will be required to comment on the significance of their results in relation to the work of other researchers and communicate their findings coherently.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of nutritional factors affecting participation and performance in competitive sport; offer advice to sport performers and their coaches on nutrition; conduct a needs analysis, profiling and sport nutrition case study; design, prescribe and appraise an applied programme to a sports performer and write up a case study and perform a presentation.
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:demonstrate an understanding of the substrate utilisation during exercise of varying lengths; analyse and evaluate dietary intake and nutritional requirements for exercise in the general population and sub groups of the population; evaluate the role of a range of ergogenic aids and dietary supplements designed for the sports market for the metabolic effects and efficacy, health, safety and legal aspects and plan diet regimes and give well-informed dietary advice to individuals and groups of participants in a wide range of sport for exercise, training and competition.
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes. The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities. This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development. Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here. #expand# On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Professional Development and Placement modules, which feature six-week work placements at Level 4 and at Level 5. There is also an optional level six module called Professional Learning through Work to further enable students to gained credit for their learning in the workplace. At Level 6 students will complete a 40-credit Dissertation to provide an extended opportunity for critical thinking and skill development. Dissertations are often carried out on real projects or for organisations so that the work is very professionally relevant for the employer and student towards future career opportunities. All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. Students will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to your graduate prospects. The department of Sport, Health & Nutrition offer all students the opportunity to take part in sports volunteering on or off-site and, or, to take coaching awards to add to their CV. They have a dedicated Sports Development Co-ordinator to organise sports coaching and volunteering as part of the extra-curricular activities. We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus. Each Module Leader will provide lecture notes on this site to support their learning and other activities such as quizzes to check learning or additional reading or online tutorial activities in addition to the taught sessions.
We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
I joined Leeds Trinity University in 2007 and I’m the Programme Leader for Sport and Exercise Sciences. I teach within the areas of Biomechanics and Performance Analysis. I’m currently undertaking a PhD in the Biomechanics of the Field Hockey drag flick.
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Graduates will be able to pursue a career as a BASES accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist after postgraduate study, with a particular expertise in sports nutrition. Graduates can also work towards joining the SENr as a graduate Sport and Exercise Nutritionist. You can also go into a wide variety of other areas due to the transferable skills which you will develop.
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