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MSc in Sports training.

Degree’s Name :

MSc in Sports training.

Teaching Language :

Arabic.

Significance and Justifications of Program Creation:

Lack of master’s programs in sports coaching in KSA.

Preparing professional staff to cope with the advances in sports. coaching.

Coping with the rapid progress in contemporary sports field.

Program’s Vision

Achieving distinguished scientific base of research and serving community in the field of sports coaching.

Program’s Mission

Developing staff skills in sports coaching for sports sectors and institutions along with keeping abreast of the scientific advances, armed with the potentiality to compete in quality accredited educational setting.

Program’s Objectives

Providing students with sources of knowledge and skills in sports coaching.

Enriching academic research in the field.

Improving scientific and academic skills of staff in the field.

Preparing academic and professional staff to use research methodologies and applications in the field.

Program’s Outcomes:

Knowledge and Comprehension:

To get acquainted with the recent work done in sports coaching.

To be aware of new techniques in sports coaching.

Mental Skills:

To identify the problems of sports coaching and try to analyze and order them according to priorities.

To make professional decisions in light of available information.

To relate theory with practice in sports coaching.

To compare different topics in the field.

To apply the scientific methods in problem solving.

Professional and Practical Skills:

To write professional reports.

To apply theories and scientific methods in practical setting of the field to serve the local and international community.

To apply professional skills in the field.

To use modern methods and techniques in developing the coaching process.

To plan, execute and evaluate coaching programs.

 General Skills:

To employ the various types of effective communication.

To use information technology in developing the professional practice.

To adopt continuous self-learning.

To engage in teamwork and time management.

To use different sources of information.

To do self-evaluation and determine personal educational needs.

Program’s Beneficiaries

Individuals:

Graduates of colleges and departments of physical education and sport science all over KSA.

Coaches in Saudi sports clubs.

Workers at sports federations.

Workers at university sports activities.

Workers for the following institutions:

King Saud University and other Saudi universities.

Security and military colleges.

General Authority of Sports.

Sports clubs.

Fitness and sports coaching centers.

Health clubs.

Ministry of Education (sports coaches).

Employment Opportunities Available:

Military sectors.

Sports clubs.

General Authority of Sports.

Sports federations.

Companies and factories.

Sports activities at Saudi universities.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements enumerated in the Unified Law for Graduate Studies at Saudi Universities, and Regulatory and Executive Rules and Procedures of Graduate Studies at King Saud University, the department stipulates the following:

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from any college or department of physical education and sport science or any relevant disciplines from a Saudi university or a credited university

Passes an interview.

Requirements for obtaining the Degree

Thesis Option :

A student should complete (30) hours of master courses.

Successful completion of master’s Thesis.

Program Tracks (NA).

Program General Structure:

Thesis Option :

Number of required units is (30) in addition to (6) Units of thesis as follows:

Type of Courses

No. of Courses

No. of Units Required

General compulsory courses

3

(9) Units

Specialized compulsory courses

7

(18) Units

Elective courses

1

(3) Units

Thesis

1

(6) Units

Total

12

(30) Units + (6) thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Study Plan:

First Level:

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Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

500 BMB

Methods of Research in Sport Science & Physical Activity

3 (3+0)

2

501 PHE

Philosophy and Trends of Sport Science & and Physical Activity

3 (3+0)

3

505 BMB

Biomechanics in Sports Activity

3 (3+0)

Total

(9) Units

Second Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

511 BMB

Statistics in Sports Sciences & Physical Activity

3 (3+0)

2

512 BMB

Advanced Studies in Sports Coaching

3 (2+2)

3

513  BMB

Motor Learning & Performance

3 (3+0)

Total

(9) Units

Third Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

521  BMB

Advanced Studies in Injuries of Sports Activities

3 (3+0)

2

596  BMB

Thesis Proposal  preparation

One unit

3

503 BMB

Sports Psychology

3 (3+0)

4

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Elective Course (1)

3 (3+0)

Total

(10) Units

Elective courses : (The student chooses  one course from the following courses):

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

524 BMB

Movement Analysis of Physical Activities

3 (2+2)

2

536 EPH

Seminar in Nutrition & Physical Performance

3 (3+0)

3

528 BMB

Advanced Motor Development

3 (3+0)

4

556 EPH

Exercise Testing and Prescription

3 (3+0)

5

530 BMB

Sport and  Society

3 (3+0)

Total

(15) Units

Fourth Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

1

531 BMB

Seminar in Planning of Physical Loads

2(2+0)

2

600 BMB

Thesis

(6) Units

Total

(30) units +(6) Thesis

Description of Courses  

(500 BMB)

Methods of Research in Sport Science & Physical Activity

3 (3+0)

Research methods in sports science and physical activity, including concept and characteristics, uses, steps, methods and tools, data analysis, types of qualitative and quantitative research, evaluation research, the stages of research design, educational research assumptions, samples, methods selected, and building data collection tools.

501 PHE

Philosophy and Trends of Sport Science & and Physical Activity

3(3+0)

Understanding the concept of sport science and physical activity. In this course, students will be able to analyze the difference between the traditional and recent philosophies of theories in sport science and physical activity.

 

3 (3+0)

Sports Psychology

 (503  BMB)

Knowing the contemporary attitudes in sports psychology, knowing the results of psychological and physiological researches related to physical performance. The course also includes the study of sports character, attention and focusing, mental imagination, worry and incitation, the methods of cognitive interference and the biological response references. The course also deals with the methods of measurement used in sports psychology. 

 

 

3 (3+0)

Biomechanics in Sports Activity

(505 BMB)

Students are presented to advanced kinematic and kinetic movement principles, including the study of theoretical and practical basics of the biomechanical analysis of movements, sports skills, daily activities and fluid dynamics.

 

 

3 (3+0)

Statistics in Sports  Sciences & Physical Activity

(511 BMB)

The study of statistical processes and procedures related to data description and defining the most important parametric and non- parametric statistics and training to apply them in the studies and researches, including using the SPSS statistical packages. The course also addresses measurement levels, variances and types, the statistical testing of hypotheses, the definition of the statistical concept, the error of the first and second type, the power of the statistical test, applications of some statistical tests, and the ways of choosing samples and defining the research society.

 

 

3 (2+2)

Advanced Studies in Sports Coaching

(512 BMB)

The course aims to make the students aware of the scientific concepts of the process of preparing sports individuals and sports teams physically, skillfully and technically. It also aims to discuss and critique studies and researches in the field of sports training. It also discusses methods of planning training programs and comparing different ways of training.

 

 

3 (3+0)

Motor Learning & Performance

(513 BMB)

An advanced study of the contemporary themes and attitudes in the motor learning and control. It includes knowing the researches' results in the field of cognitive learning. It also includes motor learning of sports skills, particularly the skills related to the mechanisms of learning motor skills, the theories of motor learning and control, the factors affecting learning the skills and systems of motor memory, individual differences, and methods of measuring the motor performance.

 

 

3 (3+0)

Advanced Studies in Injuries of Sports Activities

(521  BMB )

This course provides the student with the information and skills related to sports injuries and first aid, how to use the means of modern technology, the relationship between sports injuries and other sciences, in addition to the student's understanding of the way of determining the problems in the field of sports injuries and how to solve them. It also makes the student understand the scientific bases and the way of defining the programs of physical qualification during the stage of motor qualification, in addition to means of protection against injuries and safety and security factors in the sports field.

 

 

One unit

Thesis Proposal  preparation

(596 BMB)

This course discusses an advanced topic in one of the sports training fields. It includes the student's ability to prepare a thesis proposal on a topic chosen by the student according to his own interests. 

 

 

3 (3+0)

Advanced Motor Development

(528 BMB)

This course aims to make the student know the effect of genetic and environmental factors on the processes of growth and maturity and their effects on learning the motor skills. The course also includes the study of the effect of the social and cultural factors on the motor development, the specifications of early motor behavior, the characteristics of motor behavior throughout the years of age groups and the stages of motor- cognitive growth as well as the morphological changes associated with the physical effort through the age different stages. 

 

 

3 (2+2)

Movement Analysis of Physical Activities

(524 BMB)

During this course, the student makes connection between theoretical and practical aspects through training on the procedures of data collecting and analysis through doing experiments and small projects by using different techniques and equipment such as three-dimensional photography, pressure distribution, measurement of muscular activity and writing research reports for every experiment.

 

 

 (536 EPH)

Seminar in Nutrition and Physical Performance

3 (3+0)

This course discusses nutrition and physical performance through addressing topics in nutrition for athletes such as meals before, during and after competition or training , and the relationship of nutrients, physical activity and steroids and cofactors to generate energy performance and the relationship with sport.

(556 EPH)

Exercise Testing and Prescription

3 (3+0)

This course aims to make the student get the necessary skills for performing the systematical stress test with its precautions. It also includes studying the advantages of multi-testing system and its disadvantages, as well as how to put the exercise prescription for the health and physical fitness promotion to different segments of society. In addition, it discusses identifying the necessary methods of observing the physical training intensity.

 

 

3 (3+0)

Sport and  Society

 (530 BMB)

An advanced examination of the relationship between sport and society, including the sociological theories of sport, the social history of sport, sport and socialization, sport and social stratification, gender and sport, violence in sport, and the national sport.

 

 

2 (2+0)

Seminar in Planning of Physical Loads

(531 BMB)

This course aims to make the student know the scientific principles and main bases related to the planning of physical loads, the types of muscular work for the physical trainings, the steps of programs design, the training methods applied in the codification of physical loads as well as defining the goals to be achieved and the scientific principles for evaluating physical loads. 

 

 

(6) Units

Thesis

 (600 BMB)

Having completed all the requirements for admission and passed at least 50% of courses with a minimum of a “Very Good” GPA, the student should submit his thesis proposal to the department. 596 BMB is a prerequisite course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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