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MSc Sport and Exercise Science
PGCE in Physical Education (Secondary)
BA (Hons) Sport and Human Movement Studies
Level 3 Coaching – Competitive Swimming
UKCC Tutor Level 1


Andy was born in Cardiff, South Wales. He trained and competed for the City of Cardiff Swimming Club from the age of 11. During his swimming career, Andy achieved a Welsh 1500m title and represented Wales as a youth international. Whilst working for BT he competed for the Civil Service swimming team in representative matches against the armed forces and police. He also held many BT national swim titles. He studied for his first degree at the age of 30 and achieved first Class BA (Hons) in Human Movement Studies at UWIC. In 1999, he completed a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education and followed this with a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science at UWIC. His main areas of study were Exercise Physiology and the Child in Sport. He is now programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching where his main areas of lecturing are in Sports Physiology and Sports Coachin


Thomas, A and Andrews, P (2010) Using Moodle to meet the challenges of assessment and feedback for 1st year undergraduate students. HEA 25 pp 28 – 30
Thomas, A. and Andrews, P. (2009) Using Moodle to meet the challenges of assessment and feedback for 1st year undergraduate students. Poster presentation at HEA conference Oxford
Thomas, A. and Powis, L. (2009) ‘Perceptions of Parental Support in Youth Performance Swimmers’. Poster presentation at the All Wales Virtual Institute of Sport Health & Exercise Science (WISHES) 2009. Aberystwyth
Thomas, A. (2005) Building a Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Coach and Parent Relationship in Youth Competitive Swimming. Sport and Quality of Life Conference. Brno , 10-11 November 2005. Masaryk University , Faculty of Sports Studies
Lewis, N & Thomas, A. (2005) Foundation Degree Collaboration in Practice – Providing an Effective Link within the Triadic Partnership HEA Link 13 pp 17-19


FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy)
IOS (Institute of Swimming)


UG and MSc Dissertation Supervision in Sports Coaching and Sports Science Disciplines

Research Degree Examiner Appointments:

External Examiner to University of Plymouth and University of Gloucestershire

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