4013SPO Exploring Sport and Exercise Science

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Assessment Task - Video Essay

Section 1: Key information
For this coursework you will prepare a written report based on an interdisciplinary case-based learning scenario from either sport or exercise. You will also produce a reflection at the end of your report that evidence how you used the feedback on CW1 to improve this submission.

As a sports and exercise scientist you are required to work with a range of clients to help them improve their performance, health or well-being. This interdisciplinary case-based scenario requires you to explore the fundamental principles of sport and exercise support.

Section 2- Detail of the Assessment task

Following on from coursework 1 you are required to do two things:

1) Select one interdisciplinary case-based scenario (see case studies below) that requires you to explore the fundamental principles of sport and exercise support.

2) Reflect on the feedback from submission 1 and use this feedback to develop this submission.

You should produce a 1500-word report based on the interdisciplinary case-based scenario that:

– Defines sport and exercise science and each major sub discipline (physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology).

– Provides a detailed needs analysis for your client considering the demands of the event or sport.

– Identifies the key issues which could be influencing performance, health or well-being.

– Discusses the importance of an interdisciplinary approach detailing the importance of practitioners (physiologist, biomechanist, nutritionist and psychologist) working together in your intervention.

In addition, you should produce a 500-word reflection at the end of your report that evidences how you used the feedback on coursework 1 to improve this submission.

Case Studies

1) Your client Nicola is a 17 year old female Tennis player in the German Tennis federation development squad. She is currently competing on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tour. Her aim to progress to the ATP tour but her ranking of 16 in the U18 girls needs to improve. She is finding it a challenge to improve aspects of her game. Recently she has struggled with some of her groundstrokes from behind the baseline in particular her open stance forehand. In addition, she has been making uncharacteristic unforced errors. Nicola has always been an anxious person but recently she has started to get negative thoughts before each match and between points. Before each game she has an elevated heart rate, has butterflies in her stomach and fear that not winning will ruin her career prospects. In an attempt to improve her ranking she is trying to play in as many tournaments as possible. This have involved her competing in different countries and being away from home for 2-3 weeks. She feels tired and when she is away he finds it difficult to get into a routine and makes poor food choices.

Anthropometric and performance assessment values obtained at baseline:

Height 176 (cm)
Weight 56 (Kg)
BMI 17.9 (Kg.m2)
Grip strength (dominant hand) 36 (Kg)
Counter movement jump (CMJ) 33.2 (cm)
20m Sprint 3.17 (s)
Hit and turn endurance test Level 14
Serve velocity 164 (Km.h-1)

2) Your client Brian is a 59 year old sedentary male. He has had a very sedentary lifestyle for 20 years and wants to improve his health and well-being. He has recently become a grandad and wants to live as long as possible to see them grow up. He loves watching football and supports his local team Coventry City F.C. He used to play when he was younger but gave up playing in his late 20s when he was too busy with work and family. He loves socialising with his mates meeting up 3-4 times a week when they enjoy a few beers and a takeaway.

Anthropometric and performance assessment values obtained at baseline:

Height 177 (cm)
Weight 93 (Kg)
Body fat 19 (%)
Total cholesterol 250 mg.dl-1
High density cholesterol (HDL) 25 mg.dl-1
Low density cholesterol (LDL) 175 mg.dl-1
Systolic blood pressure 143 (mmHg)
Diastolic blood pressure 90 (mmHg)

Section 3: Help and Support
An introduction to the coursework will be provided in week 2.
There will be workshops and tutorials which include a range of formative exercises to ensure you are familiar with how to carry out a needs analysis, identify key issues and ensure an interdisciplinary approach.
An additional one-hour online tutorial will focus on planning and setting out your coursework to ensure you are familiar with the structure of the written report.
An introduction to the important topics will be discussed in the asynchronous online videos and tasks. You are expected to further your understanding of the area by reading associated research. To help with this, important journal papers, book chapters and articles will be provided on module’s Aula Page to get you started.
You will receive feedback from a member of the module team on your 1000 word coursework 1 submission which will help to feed forward and inform your coursework 2 submission.
A tutorial will detail how to engage in critical reflection on your work and how to structure an effective reflection.
Students can seek support during academic surgery hours.
If you have a special requirement such as a variation of assessment need please contact the disabilities team.
Section 4: Learning Outcomes and Marking Rubric
Mapping to module Learning outcomes
This assessment is designed to assess Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the module:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key subdisciplines that comprise the Sport and Exercise Sciences
2. Employ evidence-based reasoning to examine practical and theoretical issues associated with the study of sport and exercise.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mono and interdisciplinary approaches within sport and exercise.
4. Demonstrate a theoretically and research-informed perspective upon practical issues experienced within sport and exercise settings.
5. Develop reflective practice skills related to professional and academic development.

Mapping to course Learning Outcomes

This assessment relates to the following Course Learning Outcomes:

• To develop students’ enquiring, critical and reflective approaches to Sport and Exercise Science.
• An ability to search for and critically analyse existing scientific information.
• An understanding of, and practical skills in, the techniques and methods required by Sport and Exercise Science practitioners.
• To prepare students for graduate employment, self-employment or further study, through the development of transferable and cognitive skills in a range of cultural contexts. Therefore, enabling them to become independent, autonomous professionals able to manage their own lifelong learning
• To instil our core values of professionalism, support, trust, integrity and respect whilst valuing diversity.
• To equip students with research and data analysis skills that will allow them to both critically evaluate, and independently undertake, research in their discipline.
Task type/scheduling rationale
As a sports and exercise scientist you are required to work with a range of clients to help them improve their performance, health or well-being. This interdisciplinary case-based scenario requires you to explore the fundamental principles of sport and exercise support.

This assessment is a follow-on from your first written report. This means that you will be developing your written skills along with your knowledge, based on feedback given in your first submission.


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