The Malta Independent 22 February 2024, Thursday
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Academics from top UK university in Sport observe Maltese coaches in action

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 11:50 Last update: about 3 years ago

Maltese sport coaches in various disciplines following a Master's degree programme in international sport coaches, had the opportunity to be observed during their coaching sessions by senior lecturers from one of the top universities in the UK for sport - Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

The students are currently studying on the new MSc International Sport Coaching, designed and run by the University in conjunction with Learning Works, a further and higher education institution in Malta. The blended programme includes two intensive contact weeks, one each semester, in Malta.

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The MSc International Sport Coaching is designed to allow students to explore a range of topics, including athlete learning, talent development processes, physical and psychological training programmes, performance analysis and social relationships in coaching. The course content informed by the latest research and best practice in sport coaching from LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

While studying they have the opportunity to work on their your own career development with support from LJMU's tutors and leading guest lectures from the field of sport coaching. They will also conduct a research project on a topic of their choice, supervised by LJMU staff.

During their stay in Malta the University's lecturers had the opportunity to meet various stakeholders in the sport sector in Malta from Sport Malta, the Malta Olympic Committee and the Malta Football Association. One of the lecturers, Dr Nicola Robinson had the opportunity to share the results of a study carried out in the UK on youth athletes during an open evening organized at Learning Works' Training Hub in Qormi.

Applications for the new academic year starting in September 2022 are already open. For further information may visit https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/international-sport-coaching or call 79584200.

Learning Works is currently offering a number of other sport-related courses in a range of topics including sport management, sport psychology and sport nutrition. Apart from running its further and Higher education academy Learning Works is also currently preparing to open the first private sport school in Malta - The Mediterranean College of Sport -  in Birkirkara as from 2023.

 


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