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SR2002: THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08


Course Overview

  • understanding the fundamental factors that limit exercise performance is of great importance for human health and athletic performance; 
  • this course integrates the knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, psychology and pharmacology in order to build a comprehensive understanding of physical activity and exercise performance in humans; 
  • this core knowledge prepares you for more advanced study of sports and health sciences; 
  • you will also participate in practical series focussed on energy expenditure, fitness testing and body composition which will build essential laboratory and data analysis skills of importance for employability in the area of sports and health

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators

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Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Students receive on-line feedback on completion of their practice MCQ tests (self-tests) on WebCT. Results of all the formative in-course tests are also reported back to the students.

Learning Outcomes
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2x short-answer assessments (7.5% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Practical reports will be marked with written comments

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4x MCQ tests (12.5% each)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback

Problem-solving sessions include analysis of common errors and misconceptions. Students receive on-line feedback on completion of their practice MCQ tests (self-tests) on WebCT.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Course Learning Outcomes

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