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HL10459: Introduction to sports performance

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
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Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme availability:

HL10459 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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