97% of our Applied Exercise and Health Science students were satisfied with the teaching quality of their course.
You will be taught on the MSc in Applied Exercise and Health Science using a range of different learning events. These will include group lectures, seminars, and laboratory classes. Lectures may consist of tutor led sessions, and internal and external speakers who are research and/or practice active. The learning schedule and methods of delivery are designed to build a learning community around the topics of discussion, draw in student experience as a partner in the learning and teaching process, and will provide significant support for the transition to this level of study. The variety should allow you to maximise your potential in an environment stimulated by research and research enhanced delivery.
Materials for sessions will include University produced electronic material designed to enhance your experience, consider different perspectives, and allow you to consider views and approaches in varied virtual and physical environments.
As a partner in the process of learning seminars you will lead these sessions alongside staff. These events will focus on reading, dissemination of key ideas, theory, and critical reflection and will require significant interaction and debate. Sessions will allow you to enhance your understanding, give you the opportunity to explore and reflect, and develop academic resilience in an arena of support and challenge. Again in this context relevant active staff and external expertise will be a feature of these learning events to ensure relevant research and industry related currency, thus integrating themes aligned with your graduate employability.
Laboratory classes and practical work will be used to plan, demonstrate, measure and evaluate various key aspects of your study. These physical environments could represent the future workplace for some individuals; the laboratory work will be flexible and responsive enough to consider your individual and class interests.
The term ‘laboratory’ in the context of this programme will reflect the environment in which you can collect robust data for analysis, so this will include both explicit facilities and the context of data collection in the social
environment. In both academic learning and practical classes, you will experience approaches from cellular function to more holistic whole body interaction in the process of learning. Industry relevant technology and IT packages will also be utilised in the teaching process to ensure currency for future employment. Indeed, technological support will be a key feature of your programme from the use of the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) for e lecture notes and video material, key reading and both programme and module information.
It is anticipated that other study support mechanisms may also be found on the VLE such as interactive lectures, web based links to relevant data sources, e discussion boards, alongside institutional regulatory documents and programme management processes. Beyond the use of the VLE to enhance learning, the offsite availability of this resource will enable some flexibility in engagement with key materials for this programme. Although ‘work based learning’ is not an explicit route of delivery of material for this programme, the utilisation of staff active in practitioner roles will allow you to engage with industry driven policy and process, and engage in applied work with industry staff supervision.