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Postgraduate Course: Professional Development in Strength and Conditioning (SPRT11012)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will encourage students to identify their current level of proficiency in skills and competencies related to their future career goals in strength and conditioning, and to plan the development of these skills and competencies.
Course description Key transferable skills are critical for effective performance. You will be encouraged to search for information regarding the ethics and professional standards necessary in strength and conditioning (and in the specific area of strength and conditioning in which you wish to develop a career) and to consider approaches to professional practice. Once this information has been located, you will be required to analyse the skills and competencies required to operate successfully in your chosen career destination, evaluate your current level of proficiency in these areas, and to plan your own continuing professional development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  26
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 88 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Professional Development Planning (100%)
Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching throughout the course. Tutors will comment on understanding of the ideas covered in the course and may give specific advice regarding progress. Such feedback is intended to help students understand what their strengths and development points are, and to enable them to take informed responsibility for their learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Formative Feedback - We utilise a range of different formative feedback methods such as de-briefs on student activities, tutor meetings, and peer feedback.

Summative Feedback- Detailed assignment feedback reports are provided in accordance with the assignment specification and criteria.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on current stage of professional development in light of the professional requirements of strength and conditioning and future career goals.
  2. Identify key areas of professional development that require enhancement.
  3. Devise a strategy for development of these areas and for continued professional development.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Matthew Weston
Course secretaryMr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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