Module title: Foundations of Sport and Exercise Science

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07101
Module leader: Brendon Ferrier
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

n/a

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Brendon Ferrier
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, and field based practicals. The main focus of the learning and
teaching approach is to allow students to recognise and develop an awareness of the application of sport and exercise
science to physical activity and sport, therefore three blocks of practical workshops and tutorials are the main learning
environment. This will provide opportunities for the students to collect biomechanical, physiological and psychological
information on a physical performance using appropriate tools (LO1), hence define key biomechanical, physiological and
psychological principles relating to a specific physical activity in the practical environment (LO2) and gain an appreciation of
the information collected during the observation within in a sport and exercise science context (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs through the use of revision /review questions at the end of each tutorial session, with a quiz used to test last session's material at the start of new sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment includes an individual student essay which allows autonomy over topic choice with a focus on multidisciplinary application in sport and/or exercise, to be submitted in week 14. Furthermore, data collection using psychological, physiological and biomechanical tools and application of sports science needs analysis are assessed through participation in
activities during practical and tutorial sessions and the submission of a group lab report. This will be submitted in week 12 but will also involve on going application throughout the semester and also provides a means of formative as well as summative assessment.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 99
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,2 & 3 5 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,2 & 3 8 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1,2 & 3 11 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 10 1 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will focus on the introduction of key concepts in
Biomechanics: force, velocity, acceleration, temporal variables
Physiology: fitness components, heart rate, oxygen uptake, energy
Psychology: mood, anxiety, motivation. The acquisition of skills and the control of movement
Students will be introduced to basic methods of data collection within each subject area and the basic principles associated with the application of the data to running performance. Focus is on what the body is doing, how it is doing it and where the body is going.


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Observe, collect and record biomechanical, physiological and psychological information on a physical performance using appropriate tools
LO2: Define key biomechanical, physiological and psychological principles relating to a specific physical activity
LO3: Gain an appreciation of the nature of information collected during an observation in a sport and exercise science context

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

SUSAN J. HALL (2012) BASIC BIOMECHANICS (6TH ED): MCGRAW HILL, 6th ed.
WEINBERG, R. & GOULD, D. (2007) FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN KINETICS, 6th ed.
MCARDLE, W.D., KATCH, F.I. & KATCH, V.L. (2001) EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY: LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 5th ed.
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