SP0473 - Skills for Sport and Exercise Scientists

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What will I learn on this module?

On this academic support module you will develop an understanding of the key skills required for successful completion of your degree in sport and exercise sciences. You will achieve this through a variety of assessments including written work, presentations and practical demonstrations. The module aims to develop your understanding of generic transferable skills, as well as allowing you to gain experience of working safely in a sport and exercise science laboratory environment.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a series of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions. These sessions are supported by via the Electronic Learning Portal (eLP) where you can review key ideas from lectures, and practice key academic skills. The online reading list will provided guidance as to key texts to support your learning. Throughout the module you will get the opportunity to learn within the university’s computer labs as well as having the opportunity to use the state of the art facilities available in Sport Central.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module tutors will use online resources /electronic learning portal to provide support materials. Tutorials to support work towards assignments will be provided. You will be provided with opportunities to submit work and obtain feedback on your writing and skills development from your guidance tutor. Contact details for all tutors for this module are available in the module handbook and via the eLP.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. understand appropriate academic skills, including writing and referencing styles for working in sport and exercise sciences;
2. understand the basic practical skills needed by the sport and exercise scientist in sporting, health and clinical contexts;


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. review their own strengths and weaknesses in working with others based on practical experience;


Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Understand key issues in sport and exercise sciences.

How will I be assessed?

• Group Presentation (groups of approx. 10): 4 PowerPoint slides presented in 15 minutes. (40%) IPSA 1

• Workbook for sport and exercise science: You will complete a series of 4 tasks throughout the year to demonstrate your understanding and application of the core skills for sport and exercise scientists. The assessed tasks will include three academic skills and one practical skill that will form a laboratory style report. The types of skills that could be assessed include referencing, academic writing, literature searching, data presentation, basic anthropometrics, preparing a participant for exercise, and laboratory safety (60%; KU 1,2 PVA 1 IPSA 1).

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and expertise as a sport and exercise scientist with a view to successfully completing your degree. Both formal and informal techniques will be used to assess your development in key techniques such as written work, presentations and practical skills. In addition to these assessments you will also develop a range of general transferable skills useful for other modules on your degree; including experience of working safely in and sport and exercise science laboratory environment. The information you will learn will be delivered through a series of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions. Throughout the module you will get the opportunity to learn within the university’s computer labs as well as having the opportunity to use the state of the art facilities available in Sport Central.

Course info

UCAS Code C600

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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