SP0479 - Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Health

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to give students an understanding of the key issues in physical activity and health. The latest physical activity guidelines will be scrutinised, along with the barriers or facilitators that influence people in their choice of active or inactive lifestyles. The module is largely theoretical in nature, although students will be encouraged to actively participate in class discussions and workshops regarding their own health and fitness practices.

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be delivered via lectures and seminars. The lectures will provide the majority of the theoretical and current contextual content whereas the seminars will be and student-centred. Seminars will focus discussion around a range of topics, issues and debate related to physical activity and health / public health.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Staff teaching on this module will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to the module.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module and its assessments can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

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:

1.. Explain the role of physical activity in reducing health inequalities..
2. Demonstrate an awareness of issues relating to the provision of physical activity for diverse groups

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds to discuss issues and controversies in health and wellbeing

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Understand the ethical and moral issues of health inequality in the UK

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:
1. Individual Presentation[MLO 1, 2, 3, 4] [100%]

Formative Assessment: will be provided to students on an individual basis and in groups throughout seminars and tutorials. Interactive technology will be used within formative assessment within the module – predominately to support the facilitation of seminar tasks and taught sessions

Students will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.





Module abstract

Introduction to sport physical activity and health has the aim of introducing students to the relationship between sport, physical activity and health. Students will gain knowledge of the importance of physical activity for public health, the associated risks, inequalities to physical activity and health and wellbeing, and the cost of inactivity as well as the recommended levels of physical activity. The module will also examine the history and development of physical activity recommendations, policy and strategy in the UK.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

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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