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Durham University

Faculty Handbook 2022-2023

Module Description

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Department: Sport and Exercise Sciences

SPRT1331: Introduction to Sport and Exercise Industries

Type Open Level 1 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2022/23 Module Cap None. Location Durham

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To enable students to gain a fundamental understanding of key organisations and issues in the sport and exercise industries.
  • To encourage students to consider specific employment roles in the sports and exercise industries, as a basis for developing future employability.
  • To provide underpinning knowledge of the sport and exercise industries that will be beneficial across various modules at levels 2 and 3.

Content

  • Content will be delivered in specific blocks, each covering different sport and exercise industry sectors. An indicative list of blocks/sectors is: physical education, school and youth sport; grassroots and community sport; exercise and health; elite and professional sport.
  • Within each block, the roles, practices, issues and employment opportunities associated with different organisations in the particular sector will be reviewed. These organisations will span those operating nationally and in local contexts. Insights from professionals in each sector will be included in each block.
  • Beyond specific blocks, module content will introduce and summarise key issues and relationships across different sectors, consider global sport and exercise organisations and draw international comparison with sport and exercise systems in different countries.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
  • Demonstrate academic and practice-orientated understanding of the role and practices of key organisations and stakeholders involved with different sport and exercise industry sectors;
  • Demonstrate academic and practice-orientated understanding of the different characteristics and contributions of key organisations and stakeholders involved with different sport and exercise industry sectors;
  • Through reference to academic literature and other sources of information, identify key issues relevant to different sectors and organisations within the sport and exercise industries;
  • Recognise careers and employment opportunities within different sport and exercise industry sectors.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
  • Investigate specific organisations and roles within the sport and exercise industries;
  • Reflect on relationships between different organisations and stakeholders in the sports and exercise industries.
Key Skills:
  • Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
  • Demonstrate core academic skills in searching for academic literature searching and interpretation, writing, and referencing.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Teaching and learning will be centred on lectures and seminars. Each block within the module will encompass a similar number of lectures and seminars.
  • Lectures will introduce key organisations, roles and practices in different sectors of the sport and exercise industries.
  • Seminars will enable students to examine issues within the sport and exercise industries, by encouraging them to investigate and consider them from the perspective of key organisations and individuals working within particular sectors.
  • Assessment will consist of two take home tests.
  • Each take home test will be designed to offer broad assessment of the understanding gained across each teaching term of the module.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 18 Weekly 1 hour 18
Seminars and Workshops 8 Fortnightly (4 per term) 1 hour 8
Preparation and reading 174
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Test Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Take home test (Michaelmas) 24 hr 50%
Take home test (Epiphany) 24 hr 50%

Formative Assessment:

Formative assessment will comprise of two multiple choice tests (delivered through VLE) which will support preparation in advance of each take home test.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University



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