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Accessibility Statement for Introduction to sport and fitness (E117)

Mode of study

Most of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio and video clips of 2–15 minutes long (all with transcripts); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple‑choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. The only printed material is the module book, Fitness and Health by Sharkey and Gaskill.

Tuition strategy

This module includes learning events which are offered through online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning. 

Working with others

You will be encouraged to discuss topics with other students via an online forum and in tutorials.

Practical work

Practical activities involving physical activity are an optional component of the module.

Diagrams and other visual content

The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, graphs and images. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.

Finding information

You may be required to search for, and make use of, third‑party material online. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.


This module has four Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and two interactive computer-marked assignments completed online.


You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.


All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time‑management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.

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