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Module Title
Performance Analysis

sport analytics; data informed coaching; tactical regognition; injury risk identification

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2015
ApprovedSeptember 2015
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

Successful completion of Stages 1-3 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

This module aims to develop students' ability to collect and analyse data and suggest methods to improve performance and reduce risk of injury.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Collect, analyse and interpret data for selected performance metrics.
2. Critically discuss the relevance of selected performance metrics.
3. Critically discuss alterations to activity subsequent to analysis of performance.
4. Critically discuss research issues in relation to the analysis of performance.

Indicative Module Content

Work-rate analysis of training and competition; situational variables on sports performance; validity, reliability and value of selected performance metrics; effectiveness of performance analysis support in informing adaptations to training and competition performance; injury risk identification in sports; physical requirements of specific sports; tactical aspects of specific sports; recognition of tactical patterns; economic aspects of performance analysis provision; ethical, health and safety issues in sports performance analysis; evidence base for performance analysis in sports.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time

Directed Study



Private Study



Mode of Delivery

Tutorials supported by practicals and directed study.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4


Indicative Bibliography

1.Hughes, M., and Franks, I., 2007. The essentials of performance analysis: an introduction. London: Routledge.
2.ALAMAR, B., 2013. Sports analytics: A guide for coaches, managers, and other decision makers. New York: Columbia University Press.
3.McGARRY, T., O'DONOGHUE, P., de EIRA SAMPAIO, A. J., and SAMPAIO, J., 2013. Routledge handbook of sports performance analysis. London: Routledge.

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