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MA Athletic Performance in Applied Sport Development

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Athletic Performance in Applied Sport Development aims to provide the opportunity for practitioners in sport development and related professions to engage in a critical and intellectually rigorous investigation of athletic performance in the process of sport development from policy formulation through strategic planning to practical implementation in order to contribute to personal and career development. As athletic performance and sport development continues to progress up the political agenda and increased resources are targeted at the process, the skills necessary for managing that process are changing. They have moved beyond the implementation of speci?c development initiatives and increasingly require the capacity to adopt a strategic perspective that takes account of the work of a range of agencies and organisations. The development of an MA in Athletic Performance with Applied Sport Development is linked to a desire to expand the portfolio of programmes run by UCP Marjon, in order to meet these industry demands and to capitalise on the expertise in teaching and research. With its excellent range of facilities, its locality and its links with the local and regional communities, the UCP Marjon is well positioned to become the premier centre for sports development in South West England.
  • Academic Title
    MA Athletic Performance in Applied Sport Development
  • Course description
    Module Information:

    Students will study modules relating to:
    -Development of Athletic Performance*
    -Applied Professional Practice*
    -Dissertation*
    -Professional Development and Public Policy
    -Research Methods
    *Students will have the opportunity to tailor their studies to meet their individual interests or requirements of their organisation.

    Assessment of all modules is by course work. Students are fully briefed on the assessment methods in the Subject Handbook and further guidance is provided by the course team and Module Guides. The process of assessment provides a measure of judgement on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, and provides feedback for both staff and students.

    By the end of the course students will have experiences a range of assessment methods which include:

    -Essays
    -Case Studies
    -Presentations
    -Professional Practice Report
    -Research Proposal
    -Masters Dissertation

    Career Opportunities:
    The programme of study aims to provide a professional development route for existing sport development practitioners in local authorities, national governing bodies, private organisations and other related professions. In addition the course will also be beneficial to recent graduates looking to improve their career opportunities.

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