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SPORTS SCIENCE

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SR 2002
THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Ratkevicius

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

This course is designed to introduce students to the application of science in the study of elite sports performance and exercise responses. Fundamental aspects of exercise physiology, along with the principles of training and effects of over-training, sports injuries and the use of drugs in sport will be introduced. Research methodology is highlighted throughout. By the end of this course students will have a wide appreciation of the major factors underpinning sports performance.

3 one-hour lectures per week and 1 three-hour practical every 2 weeks.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Test 1 (problem solving & MCQ - 20%); Four MCQ tests (12.5 % each); Lab report (15%); Two mini tests (7.5% each).

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).