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BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

-Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and principles that underpin the study of sport and exercise sciences;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the key practical competencies and techniques that are standard features of sport and exercise sciences;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research design;
- Demonstrates current and relevant knowledge of professional and ethical codes of conduct;
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the connections between the key disciplines that underpin sport and exercise sciences
- Synthesize and evaluate information and data from a wide range of sources and discern and establish connections;
- Evaluate and analyse contemporary themes and issues sport and exercise sciences;
- Interpret and evaluate advanced theories, concepts and principles of sport and exercise sciences;
- Gather, analyse, and evaluate information using different methods;
- Monitor and evaluate exercise behaviour and sport performance in laboratory and field settings

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to develop, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- Time management skills : plan and exhibit control over the amount of time spent on a wide range of activities;
- Client handling skills: effectively instruct clients in the proper performance of prescribed exercise;
- Team working skills: effectively work together as a member of both small and large groups;
- Problem solving skills: apply knowledge to solve problems creatively;
- Communication skills: present a structured and coherent argument;
- Self-directed learning skills: independently manage learning tasks
- Apply basic theoretical concepts and research findings to sport and exercise science settings;
- Use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- Apply standard guidelines to sport and exercise participation


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of sport and exercise sciences to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to sport and exercise sciences;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.


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