BSc Fitness & Personal Training, BA Fitness Management & Personal Training, BSc Health, Exercise & Physical Activity and BSc Applied Sport Science courses were invited to attend a series of 4-hour workshops to provide them with the skills and competencies to plan and deliver basic circuit training classes. The workshops covered the benefits of circuits, different approaches to circuits, group teaching skills, as well as small group practise delivering a section of a class.
Programme Manager and Principal Lecturer Martin Skivington stated, 'these workshops should help improve the confidence of students when working in a group exercise environment, not to mention the improvement in their teaching skills in a one-to-one environment'.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
The weekend of the 11th February saw the GB Talent squad return to Solent University for the next in the series of their testing. This is part of the preparations that are already underway for Rio 2016. Students from the BSc Applied Sport Science course again worked sedulously to provide the support for their tutors Dr Stewart Bruce-Low and Scott Burnet in delivering a highly successful testing session. The athletes and GBWR staff were equally impressed with the manner in which the students conducted themselves. The students had a challenging but very rewarding experience working alongside and testing some of the athletes that will be competing at the 2016 Paralympic games. Have a look at the video clips to see the students and athletes in action.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Congratulations to Southampton Diving Academy's Max Brick and Stacie Powell who won the men's and women's platform events at the recent National Diving Championships held in Southend on Sea. Since September, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Science and BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching students from Southampton Solent University have been working with the elite squad from Southampton Diving Academy providing biomechanics support/ video feedback.
Thomas Berrington, a 2nd year Applied Sport Science student commented, "having a chance to provide support to GB divers at the top of the sport is a great privilege and an invaluable experience. With the constant guidance of Dr David Jessop we provide analysis of dives through the utilisation of video analysis software. This enables feedback in slow motion, frame by frame and the ability to assess desired angles of limbs, all of which is fed back to the athlete instantaneously".
For some photos of the event, please go to http://www.swimming.org/galleries/view_gallery/british-gas-national-cup-2012/12369
University staff and students now look forward to supporting Southampton's divers in the build up to this year’s Olympic Games.