(Short Course) Introduction to Sport, Exercise and Health

Course details

  • Duration 9 days
  • Location Blended Learning

Why choose this course?

This course aims to introduce students to the sport and exercise sciences. The course will educate students on a variety of topics that encompass the sport and exercise sciences disciplines (psychology, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology, nutrition, sport injury and rehabilitation, health and physical activity and coaching).

What you will study

Part 1:

  • Introduction to sport, exercise and health.
  • Inactivity crisis.
  • How exercise physiology is used for clinical populations. 

Part 2:

  • Introduction to sport and exercise psychology.
  • How interventions are used to support athletes.  

Part 3:

  • Biomechanics- knowing how we move to improve performance.
  • Tactical analysis and reporting within a Rugby Union setting. 

Part 4:

  • The ups and downs of football management.
  • Tactical trends within football. 

Part 5:

  • Strength and conditioning: training for sport and exercise. 

Part 6:

  • Introduction to sport injury and rehabilitation.
  • Preparing for competition, a graduate sport rehabilitator perspective. 

Part 7:

  • Growth and maturation considerations in football player development.
  • Using specific sports as drivers for increasing physical activity (walking football). 

Part 8:

  • Introduction to nutrition for sport and exercise. 

Part 9:

  • Ergogenic aids in sport: the good, the bad and the ugly.

This course will have one session delivered on campus at Wrexham Glyndwr University and the remainder of the course will be delivered online.


Entry requirements & applying

To book onto this course, please visit the online store.

Teaching & Assessment

Students will deliver a presentation (pre-recorded not live) and will then partake in a 5 minute Q & A session (live). 

Fees & funding


Course dates

This course is starting 22nd August 2022. The course will have one face to face session on the 22nd from 10am until 12pm. The rest of the course will be delivered online.