New module: Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding a new module to our BSc (Hons) Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree in October 2016. The new module (E314) is titled Exploring contemporary issues in sport and exercise and will be the final module in the degree, replacing the option modules currently available. The module has been developed in response to feedback indicating that students were dissatisfied with the non-sport and fitness related option modules.

In this engaging module you will explore the research behind a range of contemporary sport and exercise issues.  Through critical analysis of the interaction between academic and media sources you will investigate fascinating questions within topics such as nutrition, gender, recovery and children.  You will also undertake a detailed investigation on one contemporary issue that you will select from a range of options. These options include: genetic testing, concussion, high-intensity interval training, sleep, wearable technology, sports drinks, body image, ethnicity and homophobia.

The module features a broad range of AV material to support learning, including several clips from the OU co-produced television programme Chasing Perfection which recently aired on Channel 4 (see trailer below).

Over the next few months we will be posting taster articles related to E314 on this blog, so make sure you follow us on Twitter for updates. We have already posted a few which are available in the E314 archives.

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