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HL30466: Managing the performance athlete 1

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (3000 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to provide the student with a detailed knowledge and practical understanding of how to manage the lifestyles of sports performers from a primarily sociological perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

* Understand how athletic identity impacts on the performance athlete both during the sport career and in transition;
* Develop effective intervention strategies to cope with positive / negative transitions in sport;
* Understand the range of support services available to the performance athlete;
* Analyse the requirements / issues that impact on a performance athlete's lifestyle.

Academic study skills; collecting data; assessing the reliability and validity of data, analysing data, presenting data in a format appropriate to the content and audience.

Factors affecting the performance and management of elite performers:
* Issues surrounding athletic identity construction, confirmation and rejection
* Identity foreclosure in performance sport and its consequences
* Transitions during and from elite sport and the consequences of transition
* Theoretical interpretations of the factors impacting on athletic identity
* Sociological theories and their impact on performance athletes
* Lifestyle management interventions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30466 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB12 : BSc(Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based learning) (Year 1)

* 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.