Core Module Information
Module title: Sport Science in Football

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

Module code: SES10125
Module leader: Mykolas Kavaliauskas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module aims to develop your critical evaluation skills through the assessment of current sport science practices in football. Two main topics that will be explored throughout the module are training and injury management strategies. You will also develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in football and their effect on performance (e.g., menstrual cycle; use of data and technology, training load management). Finally, you will be expected to link theory with practice by proposing, implement and critically appraising a sport science intervention in an applied setting.
Indicative content:
• The use of sport science data to inform practice (e.g., training and match load monitoring and quantification).
• The common injuries in football (e.g., soft tissues, head injuries/concussions etc), causative factors and preventative strategies (i.e., prehab programmes, screening tools).
• Current practice within return from injury, including commonly utilised protocols and treatment modalities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically review evidence behind current training and injury management practices in football

LO2: Critically evaluate contemporary sport science issues in football

LO3: Appraise the complexities associated with criteria-based decision-making in the return from injury process

LO4: Design, implement and evaluate a sport science intervention within football

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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