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SR2002: THE SCIENCE OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2022 12:41


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 and fitness testing 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
  • Dr Jenny Gregory

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?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 12, 13, 18
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 11, 15 - 17
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 12, 14

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Practical Assessments 1 and 3 (Multiple Choice or Short Answer Form)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Multiple Choice Assessment 3

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Practical Assessment 2 (Structured Lab Report)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Multiple Choice Assessment 2

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Multiple Choice Assessment 1

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element(s)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberStudents will discover and remember the fundamental factors that limit exercise performance.
ConceptualApplyStudents will be able to adapt and apply some topics such as heart-rate and energy expenditure outside the classroom setting.
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will understand how physical exercise links to human health.

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