Introduction to Public Health
The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to the evidence base for lifestyle, social and environmental determinants of health and how this informs public health policy and practice.
Introduction to Sport Management
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the nature of the sport industry and the role of public, private and third sector organisations in sport.
Orientation to Higher Education
The aim of the module is to enable you to become more independent, reflective and self-managed in your approach to study, learning and time management. Additionally, it will build on pre-existing skills and experience to make for a smooth transition to Higher Education and the challenges it presents.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the meaning and purpose of research, and explores a range of ideas and techniques that will enable you to conduct and present basic research within the context of sport, tourism, leisure and events.
Marketing Principles and Practice for Sport, Tourism, Leisure and Events
The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to marketing, its basic concepts and an overview of marketing theories within the context of sport, tourism, leisure and events industries. You will explore the development of the marketing concept and examine the ways in which it differs from the production, product, and sales approaches to business. This will develop into a wider understanding of the differences between the operational role of marketing and how it is applied as an organisational focus.
Accounting and Finance for Sport, Tourism, Leisure and Events
This module will introduce you to the basic forms of financial recording, double entry bookkeeping, and how figures need to be adjusted to produce a trial balance at the end of an accounting period. The trial balance will lead to the production of the two main financial statements, the balance sheet and profit and loss account for a sole trader. You will also be able to develop an understanding of accounting concepts and regulations within the context of sport, tourism, leisure and events industries.
Introduction to the Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Skill Acquisition
The aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to the fundamental psychological constructs that underpin understandings of human behaviour and learning in sport and exercise settings.
Introduction to Sport, Culture and Society
The aim of the module is to introduce you to selected central concerns in the sociology of sport and exercise. The module provides a foundation for developing an understanding of the relationships between sport, leisure and PE and the socio-cultural contexts in which they exist.
Research Methods in Action
The aim of this module is to build on Discovering Research from the first year, to provide an understanding of the research process as well as the various methods that can be employed to collect and analyse data within the context of tourism, leisure, sport and/or events. To achieve this, the module encourages you to understand the theoretical underpinnings of research methodologies and to apply it to address a range of research scenarios; thus, providing a sound basis for the preparation of a Research Project or an Individual Study in your third year.
Sport and Public Health Policy in Contemporary Society
The aim of the module is to help you further your understanding of the contemporary sport and leisure policy environment and the way in which it intersects with the contemporary public health agenda.
Promoting People’s Health
The aim of this module is to provide you with an understanding of the concepts of health, wellbeing and health-related behaviour. You will learn how to improve people’s health using the theories and principles of health promotion.
Likely optional modules
- Vocational Experience
- Managing Business Performance
- Psychology of Exercise and Health Acquisition
- Sporting Identities and Lifestyles
Individual Study (40 Credit) / Research Project ( 20 Credit)
The module aims to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a research project in the tourism, leisure and events environments which develops your analysis, problem-solving, research and synthesis skills. Using research skills developed in first and second years of study you will design and execute your own piece of original research.
Services Management for Tourism, Leisure and Events
The module aims to develop your understanding of the nature and complexity of service management in the 21st century. The intangible nature of tourism, leisure and events means that managers need to have unique thinking and strategies in place in order to compete in the global fast changing tourism, leisure and events markets. The module typically analyses service management concepts such as technology, capacity management and complaint management.
Promoting and Evaluating Community Engagement in Sport and Leisure for Health
This module aims to develop your understanding of how effective community health promotion is a collaborative activity, based on the principles and practice of effective inter-sectorial and multi-agency partnership working. The module typically explores how to plan and evaluate effective health promotion strategies and these strategies will include working with individuals, working with groups and working within settings using the ‘settings approach’. You will also study case studies of community development, working in groups to analyse public health data that specifically relates to physical activity, sport, leisure and health within a specified community.
Likely optional modules
- Physical Activity, Health and Well-being
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Business Ethics
- Rethinking Sport, Health and Body Cultures:
- Marketing for Sport and Health
- Public Health Nutrition