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  • Objectives
    This programme has a predominantly sport-based focus, and courses will: Enhance knowledge and understanding of the disciplines associated with community sport Establish the skills needed to develop and apply a range of sport, play, dance and recreational activities in a community setting Develop an ability to enquire, research and analyse the provision and development of community sport
  • Academic Title
    Community Sport, BA Hons
  • Course description
    This exciting new degree will provide people who are interested in all aspects of sport, play, dance and recreation with an opportunity to extend and develop their knowledge and skills at undergraduate level. The programme is supported by specialist staff, many of whom have worked or researched in community sport settings.

    This degree has been developed to meet the changing needs of sport in the community and to provide vocational and academic training in this emerging area. Students completing this programme would be able to formulate policy, research and consult with a range of partners, obtain funding and promote and market community sport initiatives.

    In addition, graduates will have a greater awareness of non-traditional sporting opportunities, cultural diversity and equality, sports policy and multi-agency collaboration. They will be equipped to work across the community with diverse populations and ages and they will be very well placed to take advantage of the employment opportunities afforded by the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics.

    Year 1
    -Introduction to Community Sport
    -Community Sport: Practical Application I
    -Sport Policy and Practice I
    -Equality and Diversity
    -Community Sport Workplace Investigation

    Year 2
    -Community Sport: Practical Application II
    -Sport Policy and Practice II
    -Community Work Policy and Practice
    -Research Methods for Community Sport
    -Olympism, the Games and Elite Performance

    Year 3
    -Independent Investigation

    Options
    -Current Issues in Sport and Coaching
    -Sport Policy and Development
    -Culture of Childhood
    -Volunteering
    -Disability Sport in the Community
    -Critical Race Theory and Practice
    -Adventurous Activities in the Community
    -Multi and Inter-Agency Working in the Community

    Career options
    Local Authority Community Sports Development, National Governing Body of Sport initiatives, sports schemes operated by partners in health trusts, the police, careers services, education and further education establishments, and the private sector

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