The Sport Development and Coaching degree draws upon contemporary research aimed at helping students to develop their expertise and ability in a range of academic and vocational activities. These can include coaching on school and community-based projects, exercise prescription and fitness testing, as well as developing, managing and evaluating sport development schemes This multi-disciplinary degree is underpinned by high-quality scientific research and field investigations. There are strong links with national governing bodies of sport and a network of local schools and sports clubs. The programme aims to produce independent and informed practitioners through engagement with a range of practical, laboratory and field-based experiences, alongside more traditionally focused lectures and interactive seminar activities. Students have access to specialist sport physiology, biomechanics and psychology laboratories in the Human Performance Centre, as well as a range of sports facilities and fitness equipment which are provided by the University’s Sports Centre.