The course will enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of sport, health and exercise in society, focussing on key subject strands:
Philosophy of Sport, Sport Psychology, Psychology of health and exercise and Sport Policy.
Contrary to a medicalised understanding of individuals and their experiences, on this programme you will gain an understanding of sport and exercise subjects through a social scientific and humanistic lens. You will develop critical thinking and analytical skills that can be applied across the spectrum of academic and real world challenges.
Throughout this course, you will gain an understanding of:
- The meaning of central values and concepts within sport will be analysed philosophically
- Sporting cultures, practices, and experiences will be explored using sociological and psychological methods
- Policy questions and principles of right conduct within sport will be examined ethically
Consequently, you will cultivate a deep and multi-disciplinary understanding of the meaning, value, and social role of sport.
To find out more about what the course is like, we interviewed Dr Jo Hudson, our Associate Professor in Sports Science with some frequently asked questions.