Module title: Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing

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

Module code: SES07107
Module leader: Amanda Pitkethly
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Amanda Pitkethly
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will enhance student awareness of health from strategic and personal perspectives, and will encourage the development of the skills of negotiation, facilitation and empowerment of others.
Students will be encouraged to develop the non-judgemental health assessment and communication skills necessary for the role of an SES professional. Key skills will include health assessment, interpreting and explaining findings, negotiating with and empowering clients to take positive steps to maintain or improve health. On completion of this module students will have gained an understanding of the functioning of multi-agency approach to health and the emerging contribution of SES professionals within this context.

Formative Assessment:
Students will be required to prepare for, and participate in the face-to-face discussion groups, and also post comments on the VLE discussion forum as evidence of interaction with the module contents. Students will receive feedback from their allocated module academic supervisor. The discussions may encompass any of the 5 LOs, but the main focus will be LOs 1,2and 3.

Summative Assessment:
1. Component 1 – week 6.
‘Fact or Fiction - health issues in the media’. This assessment addresses LO1 and will enhance students’ awareness of public health issues and encourage an awareness of evidence-based research to support health claims, and will also encourage the development of electronic search skills. Working in small groups (maximum of 4 students) students will select from a list of a health issues recently portrayed in the media. They will then investigate the veracity of the claims in the media by conducting a literature search using appropriate academic databases thus encouraging the development of electronic search skills. Having identified relevant academic articles, students will then provide a synopsis of the evidence, and conclude whether the health issue or claim under investigation is fact or fiction. The work can be presented in poster, or Powerpoint format, and will be presented during timetabled discussion session (15 minutes per student group).

2. Component 2 Case Presentation – week 13
This assessment addresses LOs 2-5. It is designed to help prepare students for presenting case information in practice. Working in small groups (3-4), students will select a member of the ‘virtual family’, and having carried out a health assessment they will identify key health issues, explore the resources available (health promotion materials, organisations NHS/social service/voluntary groups) and intervention strategies to promote health improvement.

They will have 30 minutes to present their work to one of the members of the module teaching team using an agreed assessment structure. Students must be prepared to discuss their findings, and provide a sound rationale for their intervention choices.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1 6 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 70 2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will learn about contemporary current public health issues within and beyond the UK and consider the potential role of sports/exercise professionals in the field of health promotion. In order to build an understanding of major health issues you will examine the many factors which influence public health and well-being. At a societal level, these factors will include, social class, culture, environmental deprivation and factors such as age, gender, genetics and government and social policies. You’ll also examine public health in relation to smoking, diet, alcohol and exercise and activity-initially by examining how these issues are handled and presented in the media.

At an individual level, you’ll consider psychological and behavioural coping strategies and learn about health assessment, using some assessment tools, and their relationship to national health screening initiatives. You will build an understanding of how to engage with people in a professional context as a promoter of health and well-being. This will be based on an understanding of behaviour change theory and opportunities to develop your abilities in relation to communication and interpersonal skills in a supervised manner during workshops facilitated by the module teaching team

The themes of this module will be explored through a ‘virtual family’ which is based on the experiences of real service users and carers. Factors influencing health and well-being: genetic inheritance; ageing process; gender; spirituality; psychological factors, for example personality; loss & bereavement; mental health and wellbeing; coping strategies – psychological & behavioural; environmental factors; cultural factors; nutrition; food groups; food labelling; exercise (effects of, and lack of); smoking and alcohol.

Key public health issues and priorities: such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, inactivity, sexual health, mental health, drug & alcohol use; screening programmes (for example breast, cervical and bowel cancer. Health assessment and promotion: assessing health and use of assessment tools (for example BMI, diabetes risk score); communication skills (for example. assessing values and attitudes, negotiating, empowering, motivating); stages of change model; support strategies and inter-professional working

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Explore understanding of contemporary public health issues.
LO2: Discuss health promotion theory and how that contributes to an understanding of health and well-being of clients.
LO3: Explore current health assessment strategies, including health assessment tools.
LO4: Discuss how knowledge of behaviour change theory serves to enhance professional understanding of client choices in relation to health behaviours.
LO5: Demonstrate a range of therapeutic communication skills and knowledge of how they might be applied to the empowerment of clients.

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