Hartpury University Sport Applicant Day Programme
Hartpury University Sport Your programme
9.00 Registration University Learning Centre Let us know you’re here, grab some refreshments and pick up your welcome gift. 9.30 Welcome and Student life talk Mark Davison Centre (MDC1) Meet your Head of Department as they welcome you to Hartpury. You’ll also hear from our student experience team as they give you an insight into our community and student life here on campus. 10.00 Sport Business Management: Social Media and Sport The rise of social media has had a major impact on sports businesses. During this session you’ll examine how different social platforms and strategies are being used to increase sales, expand fan bases and loyalty, and grow global brands. You’ll examine the role of different channels and look at the way this mobile technology has transformed business interactions. Sport and Exercise Nutrition: Recovery Nutrition 101 Nutrition is an essential part of health and sports performance. During this session you’ll delve into the important area of ‘recovery’ nutrition, examining the needs of athletes, based on the intensity, duration and type of exercise undertaken, body composition goals and personal preferences. Putting theory into practice, you’ll get hands-on experience of creating nutrient-dense recovery smoothies. Sport therapy: Holding it together Explore the role of athletic taping in maintaining the stability of muscles and bones during athletic activity. The technique has been proven to reduce pain and aid rehabilitation. During this session, you’ll dive straight in, getting hands-on in our brand new rehabilitation suite. You’ll screen real athletes, then prescribe and apply athletic tape to aid their recovery. Sport and Exercise Sciences; Sport Performance: Beat Bradley Wiggins! How long can you hold Sir Bradley Wiggins’ one-hour world record for? Analyse your performance on our new Wattbikes, to find out. You’ll then gain insights into sports psychology, examining the role of precognitions (visualising future events) in the success of golf’s major champions. Finally, you’ll look at measuring the electrical activity of your muscles during exercise in our new biomechanics lab, designing specialist training programmes based on what you find.
Strength and Conditioning: How quick do you lift? The speed that an athlete can move heavy loads is a strong determinant of their sporting ability. Because of this, strength and conditioning coaches will measure how fast the barbell moves when their athletes work out. Technologies such as GymAware and the Push Band give instant feedback on an individual’s condition and explosive power. You’ll learn how to use these technologies, interpret their data and design individualised strength development programmes. Sport Coaching; Physical Education and School Sports: A Holistic Approach Improving public health, wellbeing and physical activity are high on the Government’s agenda. During this practical session you’ll examine the role you could play in this, as a coach or PE teacher. You’ll examine the importance of developing both cognitive and social skills in your performers, to help develop them as people as well as athletes. You’ll get active, exploring and developing your unique coaching style and ability during our conveyer-belt of practical activities. 12.00 Lunch A sandwich packed lunch will be provided. If you fancy a hot lunch, you can purchase one from our eatery. Graze, campus eatery 13.00 Information hub This is an opportunity to ask your questions and find out more. This will include representation from a range of teams such as finance, accommodation, Students’ Union and the Sports Academy. University Learning Centre 13.00 Accommodation tours Leaving regularly from their base in the University Learning Centre, our team of student ambassadors will be able to show you a range of room types to inform your application for on-site accommodation. We will also be doing a visit to some of our off-site accommodation in the centre of Gloucester, please sign up for our minibus on the day. University Learning Centre 15.00 Finish
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