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HL10459: Introduction to sports performance

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Analysis of Performance (CW 50%)
  • Performance Assessment (3000 words) (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the theory underlying effective sports performance. This will be achieved through multi disciplinary perspectives.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will:
* Provide a clear objective analysis (multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary) of the key factors contributing to success in their sport;
* Identify the principles that contribute to elite performance;
* Develop an understanding of how to plan effectively for success in their sport;
* Recognise strategies that can improve performance;
* Assess, reflect, analyse and evaluate their performance and provide appropriate strategies to become better performers.


* Communication: (T, F, A)
* Application of Number: (F)
* Information Technology: (T, F, A)
* Basic management skills: (T, F, A)


* Analysing identified performance indicators in chosen sport from a variety of sporting perspectives
* Scientific principles of effective training that contribute to successful performance
* Plan, perform, evaluate individual training regime
* Using ICT in performance analysis
* Problem (solution) based learning approach to improvement strategies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10459 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.