PERS30250 Case Study in Sports Science

Academic Year 2022/2023

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to put into practice the skills and competencies they acquired throughout their programme of study to date. To do so, they will nominate either an individual or a group of athletes (team) with a view to providing them with a program of sport science support. Students will design an exercise intervention that is tailored to the needs of the specific individual/group under consideration. The module will be mostly practical, with two formal frontal lectures. The majority of the time, students will work in the field developing, implementing and evaluating the training programme they have devised. Students are expected to meet with the module coordinator and/or tutors as they progress through the term to discuss their ideas and receive formative feedback on their case-study, on an on-going basis.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module students will have demonstrated the ability to:
1. Seek out an appropriate sport/exercise opportunity to which they can apply their skills effectively.
2. Plan and implement a short term program of sport/exercise science support, adhering to accepted health and safety practices.
3. Critically choose appropriate methods of evaluation of human performance specific to the particular client(s)/athlete(s) and intervention.
4. Reflect on their own experiences and practice through a process of focused self-enquiry on feelings and events
5. Interact efficaciously with other sport practitioners (Coaches, Physiotherapists and Physicians), engaging in positive and constructive discussion.
6. Report clearly and logically the outcomes of the intervention in an interesting and professional manner.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Small Group








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Experiential Learning
Small Group face-to-face discussion
Online Group Discussion
One-on-one drop-in sessions
Reflective learning
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

PERS20190 Testing and Evaluation of Human Performance
PERS20170 Optimisation of Human Performance

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PERS20170 - Optimisation of Human Perf, PERS20190 - Testing Human Performance

Case Study in Sports Science (PHTY30250)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Written assignment on evaluation of intervention Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Presentation: Oral presentation to include needs analysis, rationale for intervention, intervention schedule, evaluation plan Week 5 n/a Graded Yes


Journal: Reflective Journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Sinead Holden Lecturer / Co-Lecturer