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uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 1MA PhysicalEducation, Sport and Physical LiteracyMA PE, Sport and Physical Literacy2 | University of Wales Trinity Saint David uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 3MA Physical Education, Sport and Physical Literacy -Supporting Health and WellbeingWho is it for?Are you someone who is working with children, young people or adults inrelation to education, health, sport, physical activity?Do you want to improve yourunderstanding and expertise to develop the work you do or move on to new opportunities?Do you want to make a difference tohealth and improve well being?If so then this Mastersprogramme is for you!About the programmeAt a time of increasing concerns aboutphysical inactivity and poor health, theMA Physical Education programmeexplores the issues around how PhysicalEducation and Sport can increase levels ofphysical activity by supporting thedevelopment of physical literacy fromearly childhood, through to later life athome, in school and in the community.The modules in the programme develop anunderstanding of how we can increaseparticipation in physical activity and how wedevelop physical competence andmotivation at all levels. The programmeexplores a personal philosophy in relation tophysical education, sport and physicalliteracy. It studies how to lead and manageareas of work in relation to the developmentof health and wellbeing and how to conductresearch. It examines and evaluates howwork in the field has an impact on pupiloutcomes and physical activity levels andand how to develop this.Why Study with us?This programe is the only one of its kind in the UK and is supported by the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy. The programme is designed to be flexible to relate to the broad range of different contexts which all contribute to the development of physical literacy. The team of tutors that contribute tothe programme are experts in the field.4 | University of Wales Trinity Saint David uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 5Part One of the Programme comprises of four taught 30 credit modules. Developing and supporting physical competence Physical Literacy, Physical Education and Sport philosophy, policy and curriculum Motivation in Physical activity Research MethodsThere are also opportunities for Internship and also international exchange modules.Part Two of the programme is a 60credit dissertation module.The programme is modular andhas three named awards: Postgraduate Certificate 2 taught modules (60 credits) Postgraduate Diploma 4 taught modules (120 credits) MA Physical Education 4 taught modules + dissertation (180 credits) Flexible postgraduate opportunities throughout Wales Part-time and full time modes of study Full time over 2 years Part time over 4 years Weekend delivery supported by Moodle Accessible locations in South and North Wales Modules to suit students professional practice and needs. Taught or research based study options International exchange opportunities Modules Expert tuition - our lecturers are experts in their fields, responsible for world-leading research and practice. The international recognition for the course enables us to draw on the worlds leaders in their fields with workshops delivered by tutors from the USA, Wales, Scotland and Canada.Programme StuctureProgramme features:6 | University of Wales Trinity Saint David uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 7Developing and supporting Physical CompetenceThis module focuses on how we developphysical competence to be able to beactive for life.On this module you will learn about: The developmental sequences for fundamental motor skills How to recognise and analyse the stages and so how to improve these crucial skills How we assess movement patterns and how to improve these No matter what age group you work with you will be able to relate the work to the groups you supportPhysical Literacy, Physical Education and Sport- philosophy, policy and curriculumOn this module you will: To gain a deep theoretical insight into philosophical perspectives and current issues relating to physical literacy, physical education and sport To gain a deep theoretical insight into developments in policy and curriculum change in relation to the concept of physical literacyMotivation in physical activityIn order to support physical activitythroughout life we need to understandhow we are motivated to move.On this module you will learn about: Definitions of motivation An exploration of different types of motivation The concept of motivation and its associations with a range of outcomes within physical activity contextsResearch MethodsOn this module, in preparation fordissertation and to develop anunderstanding of research.you will learn about: Definitions of motivation An exploration of different types of motivation The concept of motivation and its associations with a range of outcomes within physical activity contextsModules:uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 9The School of Sport Health and OutdoorEducation is the home of the WalesInstitute for Physical Literacy.The MA Physical Education Sport andPhysical Literacy offers students aunique opportunity to work with theteam of experts based at the institutewhose work has received internationalrecognition. Opportunities range fromwork on research in motor development,outdoor and adventure activities, healthand well-being projects, circus skills andaging and exercise.The Institute works with people of all agesand abilities to raise participation andsupport physical activity in all forms, whetherthat is pre-school play, walking the dog orcompeting in worldchampionship events.The institute conducts research on manyaspects of physical literacy throughtout thelifespan.We have expertise in: Physical Education Health and well being Sports injury and sports therapy Early years Education Motivation in relation to physical activity and health Physiology Personal Training Nutrition Outdoor Education and AdventureEducation The Institute manages the governmentfunded Physical Literacy Programme forSchools in the region and is currentlyconducting one of the largest studies ofearly childhood motor development inthe world. Work also includes developingnew curriculum approaches in PE andSport such as Circus Skills and OutdoorAdventure Education.CommunityThe institute supports local clubs andathletes, offering a range of fitnessand health assessments, professionaldevelopment and industry qualifications.Wales Institute forPhysical Literacy 8 | University of Wales Trinity Saint David10 | University of Wales Trinity Saint David uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-physical-education | 11The MA has had a huge impact on me personally and professionally. It has enabled me to achieve and experience things I didnt think I was capable of. It has contributed massively towards my professional development and has allowed me to influence and develop our sports development department as a whole.- Amanda (Sports Development Officer)Taking on the MA in Physical Educationwas a big decision for me. I was working full time and had not done any essay writing or studying for 7 years. But throughout the time on the course I have felt supported and have enjoyed the learning and it has prepared me for future career opportunities. - Kate (Teacher)The different challenges that await me are daunting and yet ever so exciting. There is so much opportunity here; it is overwhelming but I intend to grab every moment! - Bethan (Student)Heres what our students say...Entry RequirementsEntry requirements for the programmesare dependent on the background of theindividual applicants and considerationis given to professional experience, prioreducational awards, written and verbalcommunication skills and career aspirations.Applicants must be interviewed to beaccepted on the programme.LocationWeekend residentials are based at theUWTSD Campus in Carmarthen, SouthWales and at times may be located atthe Urdd site in Bala, North Wales, Swanseaor Cardiff depending on the location ofstudents studying on the programme.Bilingual OpportunitiesStudents will have the opportunity to studysome aspects of the course through themedium of Welsh, and submit course work inWelsh. A number of the tutors onthe programme can offer tutorial supportthrough the medium of Welsh.How to applyApplications may be made directly to theUniversity at any time from October inthe year prior to commencement of study.Final Date for applications for September2016 is June 1st 2016.Application forms can be obtained from the Registry department or online at:www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ postgraduate/how-to-apply/For all enquiries contact:n.wainwright@uwtsd.ac.uk01267 676730RegistryUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint DavidCarmarthen CampusCarmarthenSA3 13EPadmissions@uwtsd.ac.ukFees and financeThe latest fee information and details offinancial support is available via theUWTSD website:www.uwtsd.ac.uk/postgraduateQuestions?If you have any questions about theprogramme or how to apply pleasecontact the Programme Coordinator NaldaWainwright at:n.wainwright@uwtsd.ac.uk or 01267 676730/uwtsdPOSTGRAD@UWTSDSupporting the health and wellbeing of a nationphysicalliteracy.cymrun.wainwright@uwtsd.ac.uk01267 676730

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