Sport science taster days
The sports science taster days give students the opportunity to experience the practical demonstration of exercise and fitness tests that are usually confined to the pages of their text books.
They are given as much hands-on participation as possible, using various pieces of equipment and undertaking data collection and analysis. We underpin the days with elements of theory that are included in the syllabus to bridge the gap between the classroom and the laboratory.
The aim of these sports science taster days is to enhance the understanding of some of the concepts in the curriculum, demonstrating from a practical perspective how they might be used in the professional sporting world.
The day also addresses career development support, showing the potential uses of a degree in sport and exercise science. All days are delivered by an experienced member of our team.
Tailor the day for your class
We are able to adapt the day, focusing on certain subject areas e.g. more physiology, more biomechanics, more gym work, or using the environmental/hypoxic chamber upon request, although this will likely incur an additional cost.
Some of our more specialised packages give students the opportunity to understand applied nutrition as well as learn how the body tolerates exercise in extreme environmental conditions.
Further details about the day
We have five separate (biomechanics, environmental, research, general, physiology) BASES-accredited laboratories.
Students will tour the laboratories and be able to experience how the country’s top athletes are assessed and trained.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in or assist with tests of lactate threshold, VO2max, and a range of other components of fitness, Including the isokinetic dynamometers which are used for assessing muscle strength.
Laboratory and Field Based Fitness Testing
Rio 2016: Exercise in the Heat
10am-12pm Lab tour, lecture on exercise in the heat, heat tolerance test
1-3pm pre cooling and practical in the heat
Strength and Conditioning: Training Theory and Practice
Body Composition and Kinanthropometry
Continuous vs High Intensity Training
So that everyone can participate fully, we recommend a maximum group size of 16 pupils.
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Primary School Sport Premium
We offer a range of affordable primary school PE and sport short courses and initiatives to help you make the most of additional funding made available through the Primary School Sport Premium.
The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 to improve the quality of physical education and sport for children in primary schools.
Helping you raise standards in PE and learning
We offer in-service training in specific activity areas taught within the curriculum from dance to net games, all run by qualified teachers of PE.
We can also offer your pupils extra-curricular activities at your school, your town for a number of schools, or at the University’s Eastbourne or Brighton campuses.
With our sport and exercise science experience we are also able to embed the learning of nutrition within the provision, with fun activities to engage the children and leave a lasting message on healthy eating.
Experienced and accredited
The University of Brighton is the largest provider of Initial Teacher Education in the region and is graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its primary, and secondary provision.
The sessions we offer will all be taught by staff currently carrying out research in areas allied to PE, physical activity, health and nutrition.
Tailored to your needs
Our courses are affordable and can be tailored to your school’s specific needs or created for you. We also offer reduced rate packages for clusters of schools. We can offer:
- Physical education CPD workshops
- Sport and exercise science CPD workshops
- Extra-curricular activities, delivered in Eastbourne or Brighton
CPD courses for dance and PE teachers
There is currently Government funding available to primary schools in England to improve sport and exercise in schools.
We are providing a range of CPD short courses that help you take advantage of this funding opportunity.
CPD short courses
- Primary PE Coordinators Conference
- I.C.T and physical education training
- Dance workshop training
- Gymnastics workshop training
- Swimming teaching
- Net/Divided court games
- Striking and fielding games
- Invasion games
- Target games
- Introduction to alternative games
- Introduction to lifestyle activities
- On-site outdoor and adventurous activities
- Athletics teaching
- Exercise for health and physical performance
- Nutrition for health and physical performance
- Full or half-day in-service school-based PE/Dance training for teachers
Whole school activity days
We offer a range of intra-school and inter-school sport and activity days for primary schools. There is currently Government funding available for this.
- Intra-school swimming gala
- Intra-school sports day
- Intra-school alternative activity days
- Intra-school orienteering festival
- Inter-school swimming gala
- Inter-school sports day
- Inter-school alternative activity days
- Inter-school orienteering festival