Contemporary Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Research - SS835

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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7 15 (7.5)







This module critically examines key contemporary issues within sport and exercise science. It will address current topics and research evidence from a range of different sub-disciplines of sport and exercise science. Students will be expected to draw on the knowledge they have developed at UG level to debate contemporary issues in sport and exercise science. Students will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of the changing face of 'knowledge' in the exercise sciences. The module content will therefore consist of key contemporary issues (at the time the module is delivered), from the main sport and exercise sciences sub-disciplines.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 24
Private study hours: 126
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

60% Presentation, 20 min + 10 min Q&A
40% Written coursework: critical research summaries, 1200 words

Indicative reading

Brooks, G. Fahey, T. White, T. Baldwin, K. (2005) Exercise Physiology. Human Bioenergetics and its Applications (4th ed.) McGraw Hill.
Jones, I. and Gratton, C. (2003) Research Methods for Sports Studies. Routledge.
Marino, F. (2011).Regulation of Fatigue in Exercise. New York, Nova.
Williams, C.A., Ratel, S. (2009). Human Muscle Fatigue. London, Routledge

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with and critically discuss and answer questions on a range of contemporary theories and concepts in sport and exercise science;
2. Show awareness of a variety of novel and innovative methodologies and equipment used in testing the theories outlined above;
3. Generate ideas of how contemporary issues might impact on the future developments of sport and exercise science, both as an academic discipline and profession.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Apply numeracy and information technology
2. Demonstrate problem solving, critical awareness and application to the evaluation of contemporary concepts in relation to a traditional theory
3. Independently plan and manage learning

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