Core Module Information
Module title: The Athlete in Sport

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

Module code: SES07117
Module leader: Susan Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will be taught using the theory of successful high performing environments within a sporting context. Specifically, this module will help you understand the dynamics of a high performance sporting environment, including the club or organisation, the staff and the athletes' involvement. You will be encouraged to learn about your own environment, your own skills and competencies which have brought you to this stage, and learn from others in order to help you determine how you fit into that. In developing a better understanding about your own environment, you will be able to identify the skills required to interact positively at the same time as learning about the impact of behaviours and actions on yourself and others. You will learn about challenges faced by others, the influence of behaviours within a high performance environment, the skills and principles of self and team needed to help navigate the expectations of this environment, and recognise the factors which influence successful integration into a high performing team.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop an understanding of a professional sports environment with particular focus on roles and responsibilities of staff and athletes
LO2: Identify the challenges faced by athletes in meeting expectations of a successful sports environment
LO3: Outline the impact of individual behaviours on success and team dynamics

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Brown
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning will occur through a combination of face to face and online delivery. The development of the knowledge and understanding will be achieved by contextualising theoretical concepts into a sporting environment (LO1). You will learn about types of communication and leadership and the influence of these on individuals by looking at high profile case studies within sport and business (LO2, LO3). You will learn about your club/organisation, teams, the stages of team development, and the motivational factors associated with individuals within teams (All LOs). The impact of behaviours on performance will be considered through both face to face sessions and through online activities using an evidence based approach. You will develop your academic writing skills, searching for and considering evidence within available literature, and learn about self-reflection within your own environment (All LOs). You will use the online learning platform to support your learning and in doing so, become familiar with the tools available (All LOs).

Formative Assessment:
You will use the online learning platform for directed tasks and will receive feedback for these throughout the module. In week one, you will be asked to involve yourself in a small group task to allow you to learn from the experience of others. In addition you will be tasked with reviewing the questions proposed for the second summative assessment task for one of your peers so that you can provide feedback for that person and in doing so, learn about how others have approached the task.

Summative Assessment:
There will be 3 summative assessment tasks which form a case study. Each task is connected to the others but will be assessed individually. These 3 tasks will form a single component of assessment. The first task requires you to identify the roles and responsibilities of your club/organisation (LO1). The second will involve conducting an interview with an experienced athlete within your club/organisation (LO2), and the final task will consider your role within the club/organisation in terms of your own individual behaviours on success and team dynamics following the development of your understanding through tasks one and two (LO3).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Online Guided independent study 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 151
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 All 4 , WORDS= 500
Oral Presentation 30 All 8 HOURS= 00.00
Report 50 All 14/15 , WORDS= 1750
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES07117 The Athlete in Sport