This programme will be an extended programme allowing the student to complete the programme in two years. The programme provides a basis for knowledge and skills development to improve athlete performance by means of physical assessment, exercise and conditioning prescription, and research. It aims to develop coaches who can function successfully in an interdisciplinary environment in order to improve athletes’ and sports teams’ performances using the latest techniques and research. It will therefore strive towards internationally recognised academic excellence, but with local relevance. The programme will create an ideal learning environment incorporating lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, and problem solving. Students will receive teaching and training by leaders in the field of Sports Science and coaching. Students will get the opportunity to work with various sporting codes and athletes of various skill levels. Upon completion, it will provide students wanting to further their studies with the opportunity to apply for the BA (Sports and Leisure Studies), Option: Sports Coaching Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities, or the BEd degree in the Faculty of Education.
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*Students who are deemed to be at risk of their level of academic literacy are compelled to take ALL 110 and ALL 125.