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• 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
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
20% Multiple Choice Assessment 1
25% Multiple Choice Assessment 2
25% Multiple Choice Assessment 3
7.5% Practical Assessment 1 (multiple choice or short answer form)
15% Practical Assessment 2 (structured lab report)
7.5% Practical Assessment 3 (multiple choice or short answer form)
Alternative Resit Assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||Students will discover and remember the fundamental factors that limit exercise performance.|
|Conceptual||Apply||Students will be able to adapt and apply some topics such as heart-rate and energy expenditure outside the classroom setting.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Students will understand how physical exercise links to human health.|