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
2023/4, 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:

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