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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 sport team performance. 

This course examines training practice and competition preparation to provide an analytical assessment of training practice and competition in team sport; 

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 collected during matches; 

The course provides the opportunity to actively engage in sport science support to develop data analysis skills and a problem solving approach to team performance

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Derek Ball
  • Dr Jenny Gregory

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is designed to implement the application of sport science support for team-based sports 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 team performance. Research methodology, training programme design, match analysis 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 team 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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Written feedback on portfolio of competencies and activities - formative feedback on request

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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