Module Identifier SS25020  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Sally Akehurst  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Glen Davison, Dr Joanne Wallace, Dr David A Tod, Dr Joanne Thatcher, Dr Mark Burnley, Dr Rhys Thatcher, Samantha L Winter  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   1 x 1 hr seminar per week  
  Lecture   1 x 1 hr lecture per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Coursework: 3,000 word assignment70%
Semester Assessment Coursework: One oral presentation 30%
Supplementary Assessment 3,000 word essay 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. 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-centered approach is taken. Applied and thematic studies also provides an opportunity for the structured development of a number of key generic skills and for career planning and ehancement.


1. To develop the application of sport & exercise science to a self-chosen theme with a focus on a client-centered approach
2. Develop skillsi n 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 Lists

Armstrong, L.E. (2000) Performing in extreme environments Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL
Biddle, S., Fox, K. and Boucher,S. (2000) Physical activity and psychological 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 1 and 11 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 The American College of Sports Medicine The Gatorade sports nutrition site The IOC A coaching science database from the Institute of Applied Training, Leipzig A sports science related website


This module is at CQFW Level 5