|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of stages 1-3 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
This module aims to eneble students to critically examine key contemporary issues within sport and exercise science. Students will engage with pertinent and relevant sport and exercise science topics in a discursive manner. Students are expected to draw on the knowledge and skills they have gained earlier in the course as they debate contentious topics.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Critically evaluate a range of contemporary issues within sport and exercise science.|
||Justify arguments in debating the implications of these contemporary issues from an applied perspective.|
||Effectively communicate reasoned argument on a range of contemporary issues through verbal means.|
Indicative Module Content
The content of the module will include key issues from the perspective of the principle sport and exercise science disciplines. The issues selected will be chosen each year to ensure the topics remain pertinent.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
Keynote lecture to introduce each of the topics and tutorials to support those topics.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
Coursework (contemporary debates)
|1.||PHILLIPS, J. and HOOKE, J., 1998. The sport of debating: winning skills and strategies. Indiana: UNSW Press.|
|2.||RYALL, E., 2010. Critical thinking for sports students. Exeter: Learning Matters.|
|3.||Other texts will vary according to the contemporary issue chosen at the time of the module run.|