Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science - NATS0006

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 3 20 (10) Megan Judge checkmark-circle


This module will introduce students to the scientific applications of fundamental sport and exercise sciences topics. This will include anatomy and physiology, as applied to sport, exercise and physical activity; the musculoskeletal system; biomechanics of human movements; psychology in sport and exercise; and how physical fitness, or components of fitness, are assessed in an objective and scientific way.


Contact hours

Private Study: 170
Contact Hours: 30
Total: 200

Method of assessment

• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Online Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Problem Solving and Data Analysis – 10%
• Examination (2 Hour) – 50%

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

1. Understand at foundation level the structure and function of the human body, with specific application to sport and exercise;
2. Understand at foundation level the science of human movement;
3. Understand at foundation level the social and psychological aspects of sports performance, exercise and physical activity behaviour;
4. Understand at foundation level responses to exercise and the science of training.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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