University of Portsmouth: Sports Performance

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview
If you're ready to combine your training with science to understand sporting performance at the elite level, then our MSc Sports Performance degree course will take your studies to postgraduate level, and give you the skills you need to succeed.

On this course, you'll learn the biomechanics, physiology and psychology that underpins performance enhancement. You'll develop applied techniques, practical skills and research expertise which show how scientific support can be integrated into the world of top-level sport.

We'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. Once you graduate, you'll be able to pursue a career in sports performance with professional sports clubs, national sports organisations and private clinics.

What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
Develop an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing and maintaining sports performance
Understand the techniques used to assess team and individual performance
Use your laboratory and field-based skills including notational systems, performance profiling and dynamical systems, to assess and evaluate sports performance
Learn to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable style
Study key topics like Applied Sports Biomechanics, and Environmental Factors Affecting Sports Performance
Have 24/7 access to our library's electronic resources, including thousands of ejournals, books and newspapers
Get to use our biomechanics, physiology, psychology and kinanthropometry labs, with professional facilities
Careers and opportunities
When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career in areas such as teaching, sports development, science support and the health and fitness sectors. During your studies, you can also choose to work toward BASES accreditation as a sport and exercise scientist, and you'll have the theoretical basis for further academic research.

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

national governing bodies
sports agencies
local authorities
UK Sport
NHS
primary care trusts
county sports partnership
Career opportunities include:

high performance sports coach
personal trainer
exercise specialist
corporate fitness manager
university or college lecturer
sports facility manager
PhD study
clinical trials manager
sports scientist
strength and conditioning coach
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

​What you'll study
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.

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Changes to course content
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the sports industry.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments, so you can improve in the future.

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