Core Module Information
Module title: The dual career athlete

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

Module code: SES07118
Module leader: Tom Campbell
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:

In this module you will learn about the concept of the dual career in sport. The module will begin by introducing and defining dual careers. High profile case studies will be outlined, and key policy and theory will be briefly explored. You will be introduced to the holistic athlete career model and will consider how this applies to yourself as a dual career athlete.

Although dual careers will be considered in a broad sense, the focus of the module will be upon the sport-education dual career. You will be guided through a process of identifying and developing skills required to successfully combine sport and education.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the main theories, concepts and principles of dual careers in sport, including social and economic factors.
LO2: Explain some of the skills and factors involved in successfully navigating a dual career.
LO3: Apply the holistic athlete career model to an individual within an applied setting.
LO4: Use a range of forms of communication including online discussion, presentation and written

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Tom Campbell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module adopts a blended approach by combining a series of face-to-face contact sessions with additional resources and directed learning tasks delivered via the virtual learning environment (Moodle). Face-to-face contact time will facilitate group interactions and peer learning, as well as providing opportunities to evolve your academic skills. Tutor led online discussions will facilitate learning and engagement throughout the module and will support the face-to-face sessions with preparatory activities.

The module will initially introduce and outline the concept of the dual career within sport from a theoretical perspective (LO1), considering key principles (LO2) and the potential application of the holistic athlete career model (LO3). You will then explore a number of real-world case studies before considering the dual career from your own perspective, identifying the environmental and social factors, and skills and competencies that may influence your ability to successfully navigate a dual career. You will have opportunities to develop skills that will be of value to your academic and wider career (LO4).

Formative Assessment:
During face-to-face contact formative feedback will be provided on a range of learning tasks which are aligned with the summative assessments. Formative feedback will also be provided through tutor led online discussion forums. You will have an opportunity to deliver a mock presentation during a face to face workshop towards the end of the trimester

Summative Assessment:
There are three summative assessments within this module which have been designed to assess your knowledge of the module content and your ability to apply this knowledge.

The initial assessment (covering learning outcomes 1) will assess your understanding of the topic of dual career in sport.

The second assessment (all learning outcomes) requires you to contribute to a number of tutor-led online discussions and will assess both your ability to apply your knowledge of the holistic dual career model and interpret others’ knowledge.

The final assessment (all learning outcomes) requires you to deliver a short presentation, outlining the experience of dual career from your own perspective. This will assess your knowledge of the topic and your ability to apply the knowledge to your own case study.

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 24
Online On-demand Webinar 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 6 , WORDS= 750
Discussion/Participation 20 ALL 12 , WORDS= 1000
Oral Presentation 40 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 00.10
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES07118 The Dual Career Athlete