Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module provides an essential introduction to the skills required for undergraduate
    study and scientific research. The key and transferable skills for effective study are
    provided so that all students, irrespective of previous qualifications can approach all
    future modules adequately equipped to undertake learning and assessments.

    The module has been further designed to allow the student to understand the principles
    of qualitative and quantitative experimental research and elementary data analysis.

    Autumn Semester content summary:

    Topics covered may include:
    ? Generic Study Skills: Including time management and planning; independent
    study; referencing; feedback and how to use it; exam preparation; key and
    transferable skills; employability skills; personal development portfolio

    Spring Semester content summary:
    ? Experiment Design and Analysis:
    ? The historical foundation of sport research: renaissance scholars,
    empiricism, logic and determinism Introduction to Research
    ? Ethics morals and misconduct in research and scholarship -
    considerations for research on human participants - Informed consent,
    Par-Q & CRB, cheating and plagiarism. Hypothesis setting and defining
    ? Proposal of a small quantitative or qualitative research project: aim and
    rationale (providing a context for your research), research question or
    theory, experimental methodology, hypothesis, Independent and
    Dependant variables, parametric and non-parametric tests, seeking
    relationships or differences, statistical inference ? sample and
    populations, statistical significance, confidence intervals. proposed
    testing procedures, Health and Safety, legal and ethical issues
    ? Descriptive statistics - summarising data, measures of location and
    dispersion. The normal distribution.
    ? Tests of correlation; rank correlation; regression analysis; bivariate
    ? Tests of difference ? one sample tests; two sample tests (independent
    and related design), One-way ANOVA and Factorial Analysis of Variance,
    Multivariate Analysis of Variance and Analysis of Covariance, Within
    subject and mixed design, repeated measures and mixed design ANOVA.

    Teaching: Lectures, seminars, workshops and personal tutorials

    ? Practical: Research proposal presentation (20%)
    ? Coursework: PDP/Research coursework (80%)
    ? Personal development portfolio (comprises logbook, essay and CV).
    ? SPSS data analysis

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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