**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. The sports science and aerial performance degree programme provides a balance of vocational and academic study that provides students with the underpinning practical training as an aerial acrobat to enable them to undertake a career in sports science and aerial performance. Furthermore, it will aim to develop an academic and scientific understanding of sport equipping each student with the skills to work within a sporting industry in ways complementing their aerial acrobatics abilities. A core time will be spent exploring the scientific aspects of training to aid aerial acrobatics performance techniques with the remaining academic study balanced between practical laboratory or field work and time in the classroom learning the underpinning theory of the basic health sciences such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition and biomechanics and applying these to aerial acrobatic performance. Additionally, the aspects of coaching principles will also be addressed, affording each student practical experience and skills required for both the specific field of aerial performance as well as the broader needs of sport in general.