Module Identifier SS35020  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Mr David A Tod  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Joanne Thatcher, Professor Jonathan H Doust, Dr Mark Burnley, Dr Rhys Thatcher, Miss Sally Akehurst  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours 12 x 50 minutes of lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   8 Hours 7 x 50 minute seminars, 2 x 15 minutes tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam Coursework: Poster presentation (20%) Applied report (80%)100%
Supplementary Exam Re-submit applied report100%

Learning outcomes

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

Produce an applied analysis of a self-chosen setting in the form of a substantive report

Brief description

This module continues the approach taken in the Level One and Two modules 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 this culminates in this Level Three module with the final submission of an applied report. Applied and thematic
studies also provides an opportunity for the structured development of a number of key generic skills and for career planning and enhancement.


1. To develop the application of sport and exercise science to a self-chosen theme.
2. Provide knowledge of subsidiary and contextual topics such as politics, sociology etc.
3. Develop independent, self-directed and co-operative approaches to study.

Reading Lists

Biddle, S., Fox, K. and Boucher, S. (2000) Physical activity and psyhological well-being. Routledge, London
Burwitz, L. (1992) Future directions for performance related research in the sports sciences: an interdisciplinary approach. Sports Council, London
Cashmore, E. (2000) Making sense of sport. Routledge, London
Doust, J. (2000) Vegetarianism and sport: parts I and II. Fitpro Dec/Jan and Feb/March 1999/2000
Mottram, D. (1995) Drugs in sport. 2nd ed.. Routledge, London
Sjogaard, G. and Bangsbo, J. (2000) Sailing and Science: in an interdisciplinary approach. Institute of Exercise and Sport Science, Copenhagen
Harley, R. and Doust, J. (1995) Strength and fitness training for basketball: a sports science manual. National Coaching Foundation, Leeds

Web Page/Sites
** Consult For Futher Information A coaching science database from the Institute of Applied Training, Leipzig The American College of Sports Medicine
www.olympic .org The IOC The Gatorade sports nutrition site A sports science related website


This module is at CQFW Level 6