Module Identifier SS35020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Sally Akehurst  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr David A Tod, Dr Mark Burnley, Dr Glen Davison, Dr Joanne Thatcher, Dr Rhys Thatcher  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 1 hr lecture per week  
  Seminars / Tutorials   1 x 1 hr seminar per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Poster presentation40%
Semester Assessment Consultancy report60%
Supplementary Exam Consultancy report (2,000 words)100%

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.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of a client-centred approach to sport and exercise science support work.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of professional accreditation frameworks, ethics, and codes of practice when working with clients.

4. Produce an applied analysis of a self-chosen setting in the form of a client-centred proposal for consultancy.

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
Harley, R. and Doust, J. (1995) Strength and fitness training for basketball: a sports science manual. National Coaching Foundation, Leeds
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

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6