Module Identifier SS15020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Sally Akehurst  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Rhys Thatcher, Dr David A Tod, Dr Mark Burnley, Dr Glen Davison, Dr Joanne Thatcher  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 1hr lecture per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   1 x 1 hr seminar per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Coursework - Oral Presentation  25%
Semester Assessment Coursework - report 1 (2 x 500 words)  25%
Semester Assessment Coursework - report 2 (1000 words)  25%
Semester Assessment Coursework - report 3 (1000 words)  25%
Supplementary Assessment Repeat failed element  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

1. Demonstrate knowledge of multi and inter-disciplinary approaches
2. Produce an extended applied analysis of a self-chosen setting utilizing all three primary sub-disciplines.
3. Be able to present and discuss applied sport and exercise science, as an individual.
4. Gain one vocationally relevant qualification.

Brief description

The primary purpose of applied and thematic studies is to allow the integration and application of students' developing knowledge of sport and exercise science. A feature is to allow students to take a theme in which they have a genuine personal interest and to develop this through levels one, two and three. Applied and thematic studies also provides an opportunity for students to gain a vocational qualification and for career planning and enhancement.


1. To introduce students to the three primary sub disciplines of sport and exercise science i.e. biomechanics, physiology and psychology
2. Explain the nature of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of sport and exercise science
3. Develop skills in oral discussion and presentation
4. Provide knowledge of subsidiary and contextual topics such as policitics, sociology etc.
5. Provide a foundation for the application of sport and exercise science to a self-chosen theme
6. Provide opportunities for vocationally relevant study
7. Develop independent, self-directed and co-operative approaches to study.


This module is at CQFW Level 4