Module title: Application of Sport Science to Junior Performers [online]

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

Module code: SES07109
Module leader: Scott Graham
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Science & Health
Prerequisites

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2017/8, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Scott Graham
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is an online module and the course content will be delivered as a series of units which students work through at their own pace. Materials will include introductory video lectures, electronic workbooks, associated readings and a series of self-test questions. Through independent learning, students will be required to explore the parameters, characteristics, methodology and culture of sport science both generally and within the context of their own sport. Using a problem solving approach, students will be required conduct an interview with a discipline expert to consider the practical application of sport science to a theoretical case study. Students will therefore develop skills that will equip them to be lifelong learners.

There are two components to the summative assessment: a digital exam and a report. The digital exam will assess students’ knowledge of the key characteristics of the three main sport science disciplines. Students can access the digital exam at any point from week 4 until week 12, once they have completed all of the self-assessment questions in the course material. The report can be submitted up to week 15 and will assess student’s understanding of the application of sports science and to the development of young athletes as well as their ability to problem solve and collect and present information.

Formative assessment occurs through end of unit self-assessment tests and both peer and tutor feedback on contributions to online discussions.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 190
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) 20 1 12 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Report 80 2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will investigate the practical application of scientific principles to sport, exploring the contributions of individual disciplines (biomechanics, physiology and psychology) and the value of interdisciplinary practice. Students will develop an awareness of national professional bodies (e.g. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and The American College of Sports Medicine) and the function of these organisations within the field of sport science. Contemporary research within each discipline will be explored, e.g. biomechanical analysis of rugby kicking performance/ psychological coping within sport. Students will also gain an understanding of the factors involved in the scientific research process, for example, study design, development of hypotheses, data collection and analysis. The assessments provide an opportunity for students to draw upon their own experience of elite sport and relate the module content to that sport.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify fundamental characteristics of each of the branches of sport science.
LO2: Outline differences in approach between the disciplines and develop and awareness of the importance of interdisciplinary working in sport.
LO3: Recognise the role of professional bodies in relation to sport science.
LO4: Develop an awareness of the scientific research process in sport.
LO5: Collect and present information on the application of sport science to the development of a junior level performer within a chosen sport.

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