Professional Practice: Lifestyle Management in Sport (MSc) (MSc)

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Now recruiting for September 2021 start

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

This course will enhance the knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking skills that are of importance to professional practitioners involved in lifestyle management within sport. Students have regular interaction with subject experts who facilitate learning opportunities via lectures, seminars, tutorials, subject-specific forums and student conferences. You will operate in a learning and assessment environment that emphasizes how theory and empirical research is applied to stimulate a solution-focused approach to the real issues relevant to lifestyle management in sport.

The Professional Practice framework is based around a blended delivery model that enables innovative and responsive teaching, learning and assessment strategies both virtually and via more traditional methods. A key feature of this approach is to ensure that the learning and teaching environment encourages you to increasingly manage your own learning, whilst recognising yourself as a member of a learning community.

The variety of connections made outside the traditional classroom, enables the team to ensure the time spent in class is meaningful, with high levels of engagement and learning. Learners bring their professional practice to bear using work/practice scenarios to facilitate learning. It is this personalized, contextual approach to delivery that promotes a connection between theory and practice, and hence a deep and relevant understanding of how to develop future expertise and to influence the wider professional sector of lifestyle management in sport.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about this course, please contact the course leader, Paul Garner, at

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Course modules

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate related discipline, typically a degree in the field of sport-related studies, such as Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sports Management, Sports Law, Sports Coaching, Physical Education, Leisure and Tourism, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Counselling.
  • Engaged in relevant professional practice.
  • Special entry is available for applicants with no degree but with extensive and appropriate knowledge and understanding of lifestyle management in practice, demonstrable through Advanced Prior Experience and/or Learning (APEL).
  • Students will be expected to have a strong command of English with an overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.


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  • Head of Player Care,
  • Player Development Manager
  • Performance Lifestyle Manager
  • Athlete Wellbeing Manager

Industry links

You will benefit from a core strategy that focuses on partnerships with purpose, working with the National Governing Bodies of Sport; for example, Cricket, Equestrian, Rowing, Table Tennis and Football as well as various national / local clubs and schools.

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Enhance your skills

This course will enhance your knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking skills.

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Be taught by subject experts

Our industry experienced lecturers will support you during your studies

School of Sport and Exercise

Our School of Sport and Exercise degrees are based in our new international-standard sports arena and state-of-the-art labs. You'll be challenged and supported by experienced coaches, therapists and scientists, building strong skills for employability and for lifelong learning.

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