BSc. Sport Sciences

The programme will incorporate the most modern and scientific approaches in the delivery of sport science. It is structured to develop transferable competencies related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport management and the other related sport science disciplines. The BSc. allows students to specialise in one of three areas: Coaching, Sports Management and Exercise and Sports Science. On completion of the programme students would be able to seek employment in thir area of expertise.

Objectives
- To develop students' knowledge of the importance of sport science in national development.
- To enhance students' competencies in areas of sport physiology, psychology, nutrition, law, ethics, biomechanics, anatomy,
   marketing, events management  and leadership.
- To develop a cadre of qualified sport scientists who can contribute to the enhancement of sport within and outside the Caribbean.
- To expose students to the most modern concepts, models, theories and practices in sport science.
- To offer students practical experiences within various sport science disciplines.

Programme Structure
The degree programme is a three (3) year full-time or four (4) year part-time programme. Students must complete 30 courses of 90 credit hours in order to graduate. Assessment will be a mix of coursework, assignments and final exams.

At levels I and II, ten (10) general courses are completed. At level III, seven (7) general courses are completed in addition to three (3) courses in the area of concentration.

Entry Requirements
A minimum of 5 CSES (CXC O'levels) including English Language, Math and one (1) science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Courses
Level I Level II Level III
- Intro to Sociology II
- Critical Thinking & Analysis
- Intro to Human Physiology
- Intro to Computers
- Maths for Social Sciences
- Intro to Sport Psychology
- Principles of Management
- English for Academic Purposes
   or Rhetoric II - Writing for Special
   Purposes
- Caribbean Civilization
- Introduction to Statistics
- Functional Anatomy
- Exercise Physiology
- Sport Nutrition
- Introductory Biomechanics
- Sociology of Sport
- Sport Management II
- Social psychology of Sport
  & Exercise
- Philosophy of Sport
- Ethics in Sport
- Sport Law
 
- Human Resource Management in Sport
- Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Performance
- Nutrition for Sport Performance
- Qualitative research methods or Survey
   Design & Analysis
- Sport Marketing & Public Relations
- Sport Operations & Planning
- Sport Policy and Development



 

Areas of Concentration
Coaching
- Introduction to Coaching
- Sport Coaching Methodology
- Practicum in Coaching
 
Sport Management
- Sport and International Development
- Sport in the Global Market Place
- Strategic Management in Sport
  Organisations
Exercise and Sports Science
- Exercise Physiology as a Training Tool
- Strength and Conditioning
- Applied Sport Psychology
 


 
BSc Sport Coaching
The Bachelor of Science in Sport Coaching is designed to equip sports coaches with the required knowledge, skills, attitudes and techniques to deliver quality coaching to individual athletes and teams, with a view to improving sporting performance in the Caribbean.

 

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion, the graduates of the BSc. in Sport Coaching will be able to: 
  • - Explain the roles and responsibilities of a competent coach. 
  • - Research the importance of developing a philosophy for coaching. 
  • - Develop a philosophy for coaching. 
  • - Describe the learning process and principles of training. 
  • - Design session, microcycle, mesocycle and macrocycle plans for individuals or teams involved in sport. 
  • - Explain the importance of planning in coaching. 
  • - Highlight the strategic nature of sport communication. 
  • - Critically analyse local and international sporting business organizations.   
  • - Investigate the skillset needed to develop a successful business. 
  • - Discuss cognitive and social psychological factors that influence behaviour in a sport and exercise environment.  
  • - Describe the theoretical principles of sports psychology underpinning applied practice. 
  • - Explain research foundations of decision training. 
  • - Design decision training session objectives. 
  • - Implement the necessary skills suitable for working with otherwise-abled athletes.  
  • - Explain the medical, psychological, and physical considerations for special populations.  
  • - Analyse coaching sessions in different sports.  
  • - Identify a coach’s coaching philosophy.  
  • - Write coaching plans for the assigned sport.
Programme Structure
The degree programme is offered over 12 months for full-time students and 18 months for part-time students. The programme consists of a total of 39 credits with each course being worth 3 credits, and a practicum or research paper worth 6 credits. Download the programme structure for a full-time student.

 
MSc. Sport sciences

The MSc. Sport Sciences is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of a range of sport science related subject areas. It utilizes international best practices to ensure that students exit the degree programme capable of entering the professional field related to their area of study.

Learning Outcomes
This MSc. programme is designed to achieve the following:

- Expose students to an interdisciplinary appreciation of the knowledge field of sports, combining sports science with sport and
   recreational management, physiology, psyvhology, nutrition and biomechanics.
- Provide students with the research and analytical skills to assis with the administration, design, monitoring and implementation of a
   sports programme.
- Expose students to best practices in sport sciences and sports management.
- Provide opportunities for practical experience across the sub-fields of sport.

Programme Structure
The degree programme is offered over 12 months for full-time students and 18 months for part-time students. The programme consists of a total of 39 credits with each course being worth 3 credits, and a practicum or research paper worth 6 credits.. The programme structure for a full-time student follows:
 
Semester I
- Leadership & Human Resource Management
- Sport Management & Marketing
- Advanced Sociology of Sport
- Advanced Nutrition
- Research Methods
 
Semester II
- Biomechanics & Sport Analysis
- Advanced Exercise Physiology
- Strength & Conditioning
- Advanced Exercise & Sport
   Psychology
- Ethics & Sport
Summer
- Practicum or
- Research Paper



 

Double Degree
This masters’ degree programme is a ‘double degree’ between the UWI, Cave Hill Campus and the University of New Brunswick (UNB). Hence, students successfully completing the programme will be awarded a UWI post-graduate degree and a UNB post-graduate degree. Dowload full brochure
 
Academic Programme Coordinator

For full programme details, entry requirements, application information and programme costs contact (246) 417-4960 or email sports@cavehill.uwi.edu.