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Undergraduate Sports Science 2014-2015

SR1002: INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SPORT, EXERCISE AND HEALTH

15 credits

Level 1

First Sub Session

  • this course introduces core concepts of physiology, sport science and biomedical science and sets foundations for further study of these topics;
  • the course uses responses and adaptations to exercise and physical challenges to integrate and highlight links between biomedical subjects like anatomy, nutrition, pharmacology or bioenergetics; 
  • the course uses a streamlined modular system to deliver and assess the course content and fortnightly online assessments ensure effective learning and are highly commended by students;  
  • each subject or practical class is delivered by specialized members of staff to ensure state-of-the-art content and delivery

SR1503: FITNESS, PERFORMANCE AND SURVIVAL

15 credits

Level 1

Second Sub Session

  • this course further develops and integrates core concepts of physiology, sport science and biomedical science and expands foundations for more advanced study of these topics; 
  • the course integrates various subjects of biomedical science such as Physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry or Sport Sciences to understand responses and adaptations to exercise and physical challenges; 
  • the course uses a streamlined modular system to deliver and assess the course content and fortnightly online assessments ensure effective learning and are highly commended by students; 
  • each subject or practical class is delivered by specialized members of staff to ensure state-of-the-art content and delivery

SR2002: THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE

15 credits

Level 2

First Sub Session

  • 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

SR2501: EXERCISE AND HEALTH

15 credits

Level 2

Second Sub Session

  • this course covers many ways in which exercise can be a useful tool in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health;
  • examples of the areas covered include cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, cancer, ageing, psychological conditions and immune   dysfunction. The pathophysiology underlying these conditions will be introduced and how exercise can be a modulating factor;
  • this will prepare you for further study in clinical exercise physiology;
  • practical classes will deliver hands on science and will also cover data handling and statistical analysis

SR3021: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • an understanding of human psychological factors can be key to working successfully with people;
  • this is the first of two courses designed specifically to look at psychological factors likely to affect individuals and their performance in the sporting environment;
  • looking closely at a few influential psychological factors, the course provides research driven insights and strategies designed to benefit professionals and participants within the sporting and exercise community;
  • wider transferrable skills such as employment preparation; data analysis and presentation, are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

SR3321: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY II

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • an understanding of human psychological factors can be key to working successfully with people;
  • this is the second of two courses designed specifically to look at psychological factors likely to affect individuals and their performance in the sporting environment;
  • looking closely at a few influential psychological factors, the course provides research driven insights and strategies designed to benefit professionals and participants within the sporting and exercise community;
  • wider transferrable skills such as employment preparation, data analysis and presentation, are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

SR3506: BIOCHEMISTRY AND NUTRITION OF EXERCISE

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • This course integrates the key concepts in nutrition and metabolism which are essential for understanding how these metabolic and biochemical processes underpin human physiology;
  • You will be able to apply specialist knowledge of how exercise training and dietary intake influence human adaptation and optimise exercise performance;
  • You will gain in depth and focussed knowledge through core sport and exercise science practicals which enhance employment skills, in addition to improving problem solving, experimental design and data interpretation skills;
  • All this will prepare you for advanced study of human and exercise physiology

SR3508: CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • this course covers how exercise can be used to treat diseases and prevent recurrence;
  • diseases covered include heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancer, osteoporosis, and sarcopenia (muscle ageing);
  • practical classes that sometimes involve patients ensure that the course is practically relevant;
  • anatomy classes cover the human musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system and underpin the teaching of the relationship between exercise and disease

SR3511: NUTRITION, HEALTH AND DISEASE

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • this course is the cornerstone of scientific nutrition covering a range of topics including constituents of food, assessment of dietary/nutritional status, nutrition and the life-cycle;
  • the role of nutrition in the prevention and development of chronic diseases, current nutritional recommendations and policies are explored by world known experts (including researchers from the prestigious Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health);
  • there is a strong emphasis on presenting cutting edge research and evidence-based practices throughout the course;
  • fundamental for any student who has a personal interest in human nutrition and/or wishes to pursue further studies/career in this field

SR4006: PROMOTING HEALTH WITH SPORT AND EXERCISE

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • an understanding and knowledge of each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, both psychologically and physically, is essential when working with people in the sporting environment;
  • looks closely at psychological and physiological issues which can impede or compromise  the beneficial effects an individual might gain from participation in sport and exercise;
  • provides insight and understanding of those issues which can affect participation in sport and exercise, seeking to provide up to date research based solutions and strategies to overcome these issues;
  • wider transferrable skills such as employment preparation, data analysis and presentation, are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability.

SR4007: RESEARCH TOPICS IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND STUDIES

30 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • this course covers the most recent research in a variety of topics in sports science and sports studies;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of advances in topic ranging from nutrition, muscle, health and metabolism; 
  • this knowledge and skills in literature searching will prepare you for you honours research project;
  • in course assessments will focus on writing scientific abstracts and also presentation of scientific material – transferable skills aiming to develop graduate attributes and employability

SR4301: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • there is a growing understanding that exercise and physical activity are important contributors to health and wellbeing; 
  • this course integrates information pertaining to acute and long term adaptations to various modalities of exercise. You will learn about changes in relevant physiological systems and cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these adaptations;  
  • you will also learn about constrains that determine exercise performance and limit the ability to adapt;  
  • knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the effects of exercise is increasingly relevant for careers in sports, exercise and health, and biomedical sciences

SR4501: EXERCISE SCIENCE PROJECT

60 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

  • the project offers a wonderful opportunity to carry out cutting-edge literature or laboratory-based scientific research;
  • with around 150 projects to choose from, this is a fantastic opening to follow your interests working with academic staff and leading scientific researchers;
  • the project forms the zenith of your degree and fosters further development of the scientific skills and knowledge you have gained and heightens analytical and critical thinking abilities;
  • the opportunity to be part of novel, yet-to-be published research projects can be career-defining, and provides the ideal experience to prepare you for postgraduate study and other future careers.

SR4505: SPORTS STUDIES PROJECT

60 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

  • understanding fundamentals of physical fitness and exercise training is of  key importance when working in areas of sports & health;
  • this course integrates knowledge from different areas of biomedical sciences in order to provide an evidence based approach in development of training programmes for a specific sport and group of participants;
  • this course focusses on the analysis of original research literature in areas of fitness assessment and exercise training; 
  • you will participate in practical series focussed on fitness testing and assessment which will further develop your essential laboratory and data analysis skills of importance for employability in areas of sports & health

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