Undergraduate Course: Applying Sport Science 3 (SPRT10037)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This half-course is designed to develop the ability of students to understand the essential factors that need to be taken into consideration in providing sport science support. It emphasises the way in which scientific knowledge needs to be applied to be suitable to a performers needs and their situation whilst at the same time conforming to the ethical standards and expected professional practice advocated by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Students will be required to collect information relevant to an individual sport performer and complete the initial phases of task analysis and basic individual needs assessment that precedes any systematic, rigorous sport science intervention. They will be encouraged to take a broad perspective encompassing all of the sports science disciplines that they have studied and utilise any basic assessment techniques that they have been introduced to in the programme up to this point.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x 3000 word assignment outlining the results of their sports analysis, needs assessment and proposing a realistic phased model for initial intervention work designed to enhance performance.
|No Exam Information
| - Explain ways in which biomechanical, physiological and psychological factors may affect and/or limit performance in a selected sport;
- conduct and describe an analysis of components of sport performance;
- identify relevant practical and professional factors that would determine the nature and format of providing multi-discipinary sport science support to performers;
- explain how theoretical concepts from Sport Science can be synthesised and applied to performance;
- describe the initial phases of assessment that would logically need to be carried out at the commencement of a support programme in the selected sport situation;
- produce a coach focussed report and outline contract of work for applied support work in the selected sport.
|Course organiser||Dr Stelios Psycharakis
Tel: (0131 6)51 6587
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Fraser
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