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The Performance Analysis specialist pathway has been designed for students wishing to progress their careers in elite sport, specifically to support elite athletes.
- Access to industry partners through course collaborations, including the RPA and coaches from professional football clubs
- Flexible learning allows you to study at your own pace around your professional role
- Access to industry-specific technology, BASES accredited laboratories to enhance professional development
Why study Professional Development: Performance Analysis?
This programme will provide a nuanced bespoke understanding of Performance Analysis whilst being framed with core professional development modules in order for students to quantify key performance elements to inform their future practice.
In particular, the course aims to facilitate the development of theoretical knowledge and the development of practical and professional skills of sports performance analysts working or hoping to work in the professional sports industry. This will be achieved through topic areas such as applied performance analysis processes, development within the role of an analyst and covering contemporary issues in performance analysis.
The flexible nature of the programme will ensure inclusiveness and will empower students to develop their professional skills within the area of performance analysis.
The programme will be delivered by highly qualified staff within the field to ensure students are encouraged to develop professionally and personally to ensure they make an impact in the wider sports industry.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary's is a renowned institution to offer a blended learning course, allowing you to study when and where it suits you. This course allows you to specialise in your given field, developing a bespoke expertise. This flexible format means you can advance your knowledge, expertise and professional skills in parallel through a specialised pathway in Performance Analysis.
We are a leading provider of postgraduate taught sport science programmes and are widely recognised as one of the UK’s premier sports institutions. The University has a wide knowledge-base in the professional development of sports professionals.
Our staff are comprised of highly regarded coaching professionals, coach developers and academics involved in world-leading and applied research, consultancy, and high-level coaching activities; all of which are directly relevant to - and inform - the modules delivered on the programme.
Other specialised pathways in this programme include Sports Coaching and Rugby Performance.
Dr Joana Fonseca
Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Coaching