Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hr lecture per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Coursework: One oral presentation   30%
Semester Assessment Coursework: 3,000 word assignment  70%
Supplementary Assessment 3,000 word essay   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

On completion of this module, students should be able to...

1. Evaluate and apply knowledge from the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science to a self-chosen theme
2. Produce an applied analysis of a self-chosen setting in the form of a substantive report

Brief description

This module continues the approach begun with the level one module in applied and thematic studies. The primary purpose is to allow the integration and application of students' developing knowledge in the sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science. A feature of the ATS modules is to allow students to develop a theme in which they have a genuine personal interest and in this level two module a client-centred approach is taken. The module also provides an opportunity for the structured development of a number of key generic skills and for career planning and enhancement.


Specifically, ATS will:

1. Develop the application of sport & exercise science to a self-chosen theme with a focus on a client-centered approach
2. Develop skills in oral discussion and presentation
3. Provide knowledge of subsidiary and contextual topics such as politics, sociology etc
4. Provide opportunities for vocationally relevant study
5. Develop independent, self-directed and co-operative approaches to study

Reading List

Armstrong, L.E. (2000) Performing in extreme environments Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL Primo search Biddle, S., Fox, K. and Boucher,S. (2000) Physical activity and psychological well-being Routledge, London Primo search Burwitz, L. (1992) Future directions for performance related research in the sports sciences; an interdisciplinary approach. Sports Council, London Primo search Cashmore, E. (2000) Making sense of sport Routledge, London Primo search Doust. J. (2000) Vegetarianism and sport: parts 1 and 11 Fitpro Dec/Jan and Feb/March 1999/2000 Primo search Harley, R. and Doust, J. (1995) Strength and fitness training for basketball: a sports science manual. National Coaching Foundation, Leeds Primo search Mottram, D. (1995) Drugs in sport 2nd ed Routledge, London Primo search Sjogaard, G. and Bangsbo, J. (2000) Sailing and Science: in an interdisciplinary approach. Institute of Exercise and Sport Science Copenhagen Primo search The American College of Sports Medicine Primo search The Gatorade sports nutrition site Primo search The IOC Primo search A coaching science database from the Institute of Applied Training, Leipzig Primo search A sports science related website Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5