**Why you should study Sports Performance at WUC…** - You will get access to modern facilities and resources on campus which includes our sports performance laboratory that regularly tests athletes of international standard. - You will work in a friendly and supportive environment that will develop your potential in the sports industry. - You will have the opportunity to work with and shadow expert staff who enjoy professional links with a Premier League football club, the English Ballet School, GB Basketball, the Westminster School Boat Club and Essex Outdoors. - We have a modern assessment strategy - real-life case studies, role-play, newspaper articles, infographic design, independent research and presentations rather than exams. - Our teaching course team has experts in a variety of disciplines of applied clinical practice including nutrition, physiology, strength & conditioning, psychology and performance testing. - You will benefit from coaching seminars, invited speakers and presenters, workshops, visits and opportunities for additional qualifications. - Our sports courses explore the science behind athletic function affording you the understanding of the biological, physiological and psychological elements that can affect both amateur and elite performance. - Our courses are highly practical with work placements, volunteering and shadowing opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and laboratory into the real world of sport. - You will have the option of specialising in areas such as Cycling Performance, Aerial Performance and Outdoor Activity. - Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers including PE Teaching, Sports Development, Coaching, Physiotherapy and Outdoor Instructing. This course combines the essential sports science theory with practical experience in coaching and participation. The science-based course is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a programme with strong physiological, biomechanical and psychological elements combined with the theory and a practical approach to coaching and performance at all levels. The course provides students with the opportunity to complete National governing Body coaching qualifications and Sports Coach UK awards. The final year dissertation aims to develop research skills within the context of the sports science sector. Graduates will have a broad scientific training, but more importantly the wide range of assessment will allow them to communicate their understanding to others and apply their skills to specific situations. The Sports and Exercise Performance degree at Writtle University College combines essential sports science theory which is backed up a number of practical elements designed to enhance our students' learning experience. Our sports courses are aimed at those who wish to pursue a more directed practical approach to the study of sport and exercise and the science involved in participation at all levels - from recreational to elite and from those in good health through to those with specific medical conditions. It combines academic theory with a strong practical approach to the science of coaching and performing. The field of sport and exercise performance is a rapidly growing area with organisations looking for candidates with a high level of academic qualifications, as well as valid practical experience. The content of these courses allows for opportunities to gain various coaching awards and the chance to use theory gained in the working environment.