James Prosser

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Mr James Prosser BSc, MSc


E-mail: James.prosser@uwtsd.ac.uk

I Lecture at L4, L5 and L6 Sports management and public services portfolio.

I Worked in Leisure and Sport development for a period of 12 years. In that time I worked in leisure operations, developing programmes for customers, working closely with senior management government led initiatives. With regards to sport development, I worked across the whole of the spectrum, from cardiac rehab to elite sport. As part of my role working on an outreach programme, national exercise referral scheme. I would work closely with the NHS to improve the health of cardiac patients recovering myocardial infarctions.

In relation to elite sport, I worked with a professional rugby team, specifically developing young athletes, preparing them for the demands of the game. This ranged from fitness based assessments, structuring programmes, based on the ‘needs’ of the athlete/player and providing a holistic approach to player development.  Educational programmes were developed and delivered, ranging from lifestyle management, nutrition, ‘life after sport’, financial management.

I’m currently involved with a range of programmes and units. I teach on the Sport Management portfolio and the Public Services programme. In relation to the Sport management programme, I teach Fitness and lifestyle management, managing people and projects, professional and elite sport management. Public services, I’m involved with the delivery of Leading in action and leading self.

My research interests are around Elite Sport management, specifically looking at the management of young athlete development. My most recent research was looking at the educational pathway of young football players. Carrying out a critical review of the current educational guidance and delivery models stated and structured by national governing bodies and professional clubs.