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Bachelor of Science in Sport and Physical Literacy

 

Programme(s) Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Physical Literacy consists of a total of ninety (90) credits. Level 1 consists of thirty (30) credits, Level 2 consists of thirty (30) credits, and Level 3 consists of thirty (30) credits. It offers four main areas of study. These areas are, 1. Basic Sciences; 2. Sport and Physical Literacy specific; 3. Professional, and 4. Foundation Courses and are offered over three (3) semesters per year, each containing a maximum of thirteen teaching weeks.

There will be a minimum of seven (7) Theory and Practice of Sport courses that will allow participants to apply relevant sport and physical literacy theories, principles and practices to sport specific disciplines. Programme participants will also engage in Practicum assignments and a Final Project, which willserve to allow them to apply what they have learned in the programme to sport and physical literacy/education learning environments, with the aim of improving the delivery of sport and physical literacy in schools, and in their communities.

This programme is laddered so that participants, will have the option of exiting after completing thirty (30) Level 1 course credits, for which they will receive a Certificate in Sport and Physical Literacy. Participants who complete thirty (30) Level 1 credits in addition to Introduction to Research Skills, Mathematics for Social Sciences, a Professional Development Portfolio and Action Research, plus one (1) Elective will be awarded an Associate degree in Sport and Physical Literacy with a total of forty-five (45) credits.

Both certificate and associate degree may be used to matriculate into related undergraduate programmes. Ten (10) Core Level 1 courses in the Associate degree have been identified as equivalent to Level 1 BSc in Sport and Physical Literacy. Persons who go on to complete 60 Level 2 and 3 credits will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Physical Literacy.  It should be noted that participants will not obtain all levels of awards, but will be able to upgrade components based on successful completion of prerequisites.

 

Who is the programme for?

Physical education teachers across Primary and Secondary schools

 

Duration of programme:

BSc    -  minimum of five (5) years

ASc    -  minimum of two (2) years

Certificate  - minimum of two (2) years

 

Delivery Mode:

Blended Modality

 

Proposed Award(s):

BSc in Sport and Physical Literacy

ASc in Sport and Physical Literacy

Certificate Sport and Physical Literacy

    

When will the programme start?

The programme starts in August and January of each academic year

 

Admission Requirements

For persons entering the Certificate and Associate degree level, applicants should normally have five (5) '0' Levels (or equivalent), including English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects, or mature students who do not strictly meet the academic requirements but have seven (7)' years or more experience as a coach, physical trainer or instructor may be considered for admission.

All persons entering the BSc Sport and Physical Literacy level must have a minimum of five passes as follows:

1. Mathematics and English Language from either or both of the following examination bodies:

                   a)      General Certificate of Education, Ordinary level (GCE O’Level) Grades A, B

                   b)      Caribbean Examination Council (CSEC) General Proficiency Level 1 or 2, General Proficiency Level 3 after 1998.

2. Two subjects from either or both of the following examination bodies.

a)   General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level (GCE A’ Level) Grades A, B, C, D, or E.

  b)  Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Units 1 & 2 of each course, Grades 1- 5.

Candidates with qualifications other than those specified will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Programme Structure and Content

 

The Certificate in Sport and Physical Literacy consists of the following courses:

FOUN 1001    : English for Academic Purposes

FOUN 1101    : Caribbean Civilisation

FOUN 1501    : Foundations for Learning Success

HIST 1018      : The Origins and Growth of Modern Sport, (1850 – 1945)

SPPL 1300      : Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport 1

SPPL 1302      : Developing Physical Literacy

SPPL 1303      : Introduction to Sport Management

SPKN 1102     : Intro. to Physiology or SPSC 1000: Intro. to Human Physiology

SPPL 1304      : Theory and Practice of Sport: Target/Field Games  

SPPL 1305      : Theory and Practice of Sport: Invasion Games

 

The Associate Degree in Sport and Physical Literacy consists of the following courses:

 

FOUN 1001    : English for Academic Purposes

FOUN 1101    : Caribbean Civilisation

FOUN 1501    : Foundations for Learning Success

ECON 1003    : Mathematics for Social Sciences 1

HIST 1018      : The Origins and Growth of Modern Sport, (1850 – 1945)

SPPL 1300      : Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport 1

SPPL 1301      : Introduction to Research Skills

SPPL 1302      : Developing Physical Literacy

SPPL 1303      : Introduction to Sport Management

SPKN 1102     : Intro. to Physiology or SPSC 1000: Intro. to Human Physiology

SPPL 1304      : Theory and Practice of Sport: Target/Field Games

SPPL 1305      : Theory and Practice of Sport: Invasion Games

SPPL 1307      : Professional Development Portfolio

SPPL 1308      : Action Research

 

Students have choice of ONE Course Elective (See Electives Table Below)

TOTAL PROGRAMME CREDITS 45

 

Electives for Associate Degree

SPCH 1000: Sport Coaching: Basic Concepts (Elective)

SPKN 1104: Intro. to Sport and Exercise Psychology (Elective)

SPPL 1306: Prevention of Injuries (NEW) (Elective)

 

The BSc in Sport and Physical Literacy consists of the following courses:

 

Level 1

FOUN 1001: English for Academic Purposes

FOUN 1101: Caribbean Civilisation

FOUN 1501: Foundations for Learning Success

HIST 1018: The Origins and Growth of Modern Sport, (1850 – 1945)

SPPL 1300: Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport 1

SPPL 1302: Developing Physical Literacy

SPPL 1303: Introduction to Sport Management

SPKN 1102: Intro. to Physiology or SPSC 1000: Intro. to Human Physiology

SPPL 1304: Theory and Practice of Sport: Target/Field Games

SPPL 1305: Theory and Practice of Sport: Invasion Games

 

Level 2

SPPL 2XXX Sport Programme/Activity planning

SPPL 2XXX Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sport 2

SPPL 2XXX Assessment & Evaluation in PE

SPPL 2XXX Research Methods on Sport and Physical Education

SPPL 2XXX Theory and Practice of Sport: Athletics and Gymnastics

SPPL 2XXX Theory and Practice of Sport: Football and Netball

SPKN 2102 Exercise Physiology 1

SPPL 2XXX Practicum 1: Instructional Planning and Assessment

SPKN 2103 Exercise Physiology 2

SPKN 2106 Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Elective)

 

Level 3 Credits

SPPL 3XXX Games and Outdoor Education

SPPL 3XXX Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Education

SPPL 3XXX Observation & Analysis of Human Performance

SPPL 3XXX Theory and Practice of Sport: Basketball and Volleyball

SPPL 3XXX Theory and Practice of Sport: Cricket and Baseball

SPPL 3XXX Theory and Practice of Sport: Swimming and Tennis

SPPL 3XXX Final Project/Practicum 2

SPKN 3106 Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity

SPKN 3101 Strength and Conditioning Training (Elective)

SPPL 3XXX Diversity, Inclusion and Adapted Coaching (Elective)

 

Academic Preparation

Applicants seeking entry into the programme must, prior to enrolment, be able to use the computer for word processing, to store and retrieve information, as a communication device (e.g., for emailing), and to surf the Web.

Course of Study
Level 1 
HIST 1018
The Origins and Growth of Modern Sport (1850-1945)
SPKN 1102
Introduction to Physiology
FOUN1101
Caribbean Civilisation
FOUN1001
English for Academic Purposes
FOUN1501
Foundations for Learning Success
Level 2 
SPKN 2102
Exercise Physiology 1
SPKN 2103
Exercise Physiology 2
Level 2 Electives 
SPKN 2106
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Level 3 
SPKN 3106
Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity
Level 3 Electives 
SPKN 3101
Strength and Conditioning Training