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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

The quantitative assessment and analysis of training, competition preparation and recovery involves the integration of an understanding of exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition to optimise athletic performance. 

this course examines training practice and competition preparation to provide an analytical assessment of adaptation and recovery to training and competition in athletes; 

the course utilises a problem-based approach to allow students to develop critical thinking and engagement with coaches to deliver the scientific analysis of data; 

the course provides the opportunity to actively engage in sport science support to develop data analysis skills and a problem solving approach to athlete development.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Derek Ball

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Sports Science (SR)

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Course Description

This course is designed to implement the application of sport science support for athlete monitoring during training, competition and recovery process for elite sports performance. Based on the foundation of sport and exercise science the course provides an opportunity to collect and analyse data from training and competition to enhance athlete performance. Research methodology, training programme design and competition preparation will be examined throughout the course. By the end of this course students will have a detailed understanding of the demands required to provide comprehensive sport science support to both athlete and coach.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDemonstrate an ability to assess the effectiveness of a training intervention program
FactualAnalyseDemonstrate an ability to analyse data sets generated over time.
FactualApplyHave the ability to design an intervention program.

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