Core Module Information
Module title: Enhancing Athlete Welfare

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09121
Module leader: Tony Westbury
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module will enable you to relate current theory into practice to safeguard and improve athlete development and welfare. The module will provide you with an understanding of athlete needs, stages and transitions and how this can be translated into practice and how you can contribute to the development of safe and effective sporting environments. Consideration of child protection issues, mental health, communication, policy, dual career, political awareness and conflicting demands will be central to this module and you will be encouraged to translate this knowledge and understanding into your own coaching practice. The overarching aim of this module is to provide you with a greater understanding of issues surrounding athlete development that you can use to improve your coaching methodology to become a more effective coach.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Relate to and apply the holistic career model to athletes
LO2: Interpret the influence of important transitional phases on athlete development and welfare (e.g. age, sport type, level, culture and lifestyle)
LO3: Based on best evidence demonstrate an understanding for contemporary issues relating to the safeguarding of athlete welfare (e.g. injury, child protection, mental health, deselection), and their influence on applied practice
LO4: Critically reflect on coach related behaviours which could influence athlete development and welfare

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: Tony Westbury
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Other Work based learning 60
Online Guided independent study 18
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3 & 4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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