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Learning Opportunity: BSc in sports science

BSc in sports science

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The Bachelor of Science at Reykjavik University is a three-year program (six semesters) of 180 ECTS credits in total. Students take five courses (30 ECTS units) in each semester with the exception of the sixth semester, to which the thesis is the equivalent of two courses (12 ECTS). The Bachelor of Science in Sport Science at RU provides the student with fundamental knowledge of sport and an insight into sports science, in addition to providing an insight into the roles and activities undertaken by sports scientists. In addition to providing the student with a broad competence base in all major industry segments of sport, the program also provides the student with the transferable knowledge, skills and competences that can be used in any sports-related field of work. The program also prepares the student for the academic demands of participating in postgraduate studies in sports science. At the completion of the BSc in Sport Science, students have achieved the learning outcomes shown below the criteria listed below. KNOWLEDGE The learning outcomes for the BSc in Sports Science state that degree holders possess knowledge of: Theories, definitions, and concepts of the major subfields of sports science Research methods in sports science The fundamentals of coaching Motor learning and development of individuals Core elements of the main sporting events Main factors influencing health and well-being The foundations of coaching dissimilar groups Historical events, trends and direction in sport and sports science Ethical issues and issues in science and practice Reporting of research findings and scientific writing Other selected specialized subfields of sports science and related disciplines SKILLS The learning outcomes for the BSc in Sports Science state that degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of sports science, as follows: Evaluate critically information and claims proffered about coaching in its various forms Apply appropriate methods and analytical procedures to answer questions in sports science Use relevant equipment, technology, and software in order to measure the condition and performance of the individual Provide sound justifications for conclusions and recognise when further evidence is needed Conduct independent research in a wide range of fields of Access and retrieve information reliably Work collaboratively with others in the same and different disciplines Be receptive to new ideas and innovation in coaching and teaching Apply relevant codes of ethics for the science and practice of sports science COMPETENCES The learning outcomes for the BSc in Sports Science state that degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in practical ways in psychology, as follows: Work in an independent and organised manner, set goals, and plan and implement solutions to diverse problems Apply the methods and procedures of sports science to answer diverse questions Competence to teach and coach the fundamentals in the main sporting events Competence to perform first-aid and life-saving in various situations Possess the competence to undertake advanced studies Participate actively and cooperatively in group tasks, and assume a leadership role Be able to conduct original research, from initial conception of the research idea to the presentation of research findings, and the preparing of research reports Interpret and present theoretical issues and empirical findings

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Applicants must have completed a university entrance diploma/matriculation examination (Stúdentspróf) or comparable course of study. The selection is based on a student´s achievement in this course of study, taking into consideration the type of school, grades as well as extra curricular activities.
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