Module JXH-1040:
Introduction Applied SS

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 1

Organiser: Dr Julian Owen

Overall aims and purpose

The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of applied sports science and how theory can be applied to improve the performance of athletes. There will be some emphasis on team sports within this module, although many of the aspects covered will be transferable to individual and non-traditional sports.

Course content

Module content will cover core aspects of applied sports science focusing on sports psychology (e.g. psychological demands, preparation, skills and recovery) and performance physiology (e.g. testing, monitoring athletes and recovery from training and competition). Lectures will introduce and develop students’ understanding of theoretical concepts whilst interactive discussions and 'real-world' case studies will help transfer this knowledge into the practical domain.

Lecture sessions will contain opportunities to discuss the content of the lecture in the context of different sports and settings. There will be occasional homework assignments to complete.

NB. Module failure that prevents you passing the year will require resit assessment and attendance at Supplementary Assessment Week (exact date TBC but expected to be second week of July 2018).

Assessment Criteria

threshold

D- Will have demonstrated some knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport psychology and performance physiology. Limited ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Limited ability to reflect on personal practice.

C- to C+

C- Will have demonstrated a good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport psychology and performance physiology. Good ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Good ability to reflect on personal practice

good

B- Will have demonstrated very good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport psychology and performance physiology. Very good ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Very good ability to reflect on personal practice

excellent

A- Will have demonstrated excellent knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport psychology and performance physiology. Excellent ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Excellent ability to reflect on personal practice. Evidence of independent reading and thought

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand basic theoretical aspects of applied sports science

  2. Apply principles of sports science to the high performance sporting environment.

  3. Demonstrate competence of critical reflection

  4. Demonstrate competence in verbal and written communication

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Practice online test 0
CASE STUDY Applied sport science case study

You will be required to develop a case study in small groups of 3-4. This case study will outline the demands of the sport of your choice and an applied sport science intervention (psychology and physiology) for supporting this athlete or team.

70
EXAM Online exam

Open book online exam (via Blackboard). All questions will be MCQ style, with immediate feedback on mid-term progress.

30

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study

Students will use this private study to complete homework tasks based on applying principles of sport science in practice, additional reading and study towards the online test.

74
Lecture

Each of eleven two-hour session will include a one-hour lecture to disseminate information.

22
Seminar

There will be two one hour seminars (optional) that students are free to attend to gain additional support to assist with understanding of lecture content to help with their case study preparation.

4

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

Subject specific skills

  • research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
  • describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
  • apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
  • demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
  • work effectively independently and with others
  • take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
  • develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
  • accurately interpret case study data
  • develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions

Resources

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-1040.html

Reading list

Exercise physiology: theory and application to fitness and performance - Scott K. Powers, Edward T. Howley, 2015

Sport and exercise physiology testing : guidelines : the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences guide - Edward M Winter; British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.; British Association of Sports Sciences, 2006

Physiological tests for elite athletes - Christopher John Gore 1959-; Australian SportsCommission., 2000

Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes - Mike McGuigan, 2017

Essentials of strength training and conditioning - Thomas R. Baechle 1943-; National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.), 1994

Physiology of sports - Thomas Reilly 1941-2009., 1990

Sport physiology for coaches - Brian J. Sharkey, Steven E. Gaskill, c2006

The Development of a Model for the Provision of Psychological Support to a National Squad - Lew Hardy, Gaynor Parfitt, 1994

Periodization: theory and methodology of training - Tudor O. Bompa, Greg Haff, ©2009

Professional Practice The Performance Profile: Theory and Application - Richard J. Butler, 2010-04-21

Understanding psychological preparation for sport: theory and practice of elite performers - Lew Hardy, J. Graham Jones, Daniel Gould, 1996

Applied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performance - 2015

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