Contexts of Sport, Health and Exercise | Abertay University

Contexts of Sport, Health and Exercise


This module requires the students to take part in personal development planning and reflective practice in order to be able to evidence career planning regarding readiness for employment.


The aim of this module is to provide the student with opportunities to determine career goals through knowledge of the operation of roles within the sport and exercise industry, and to plan their progress toward achieving these goals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Evidence an action plan to support acquisition of their stated career goals/degree pathway choice.

2.  Demonstrate increased awareness of the skillsets required to work in the sport and exercise industry

3.  Articulate links between sport and exercise theory being learned and applications to practice

4.  Articulate on an electronic platform to a prospective employer the knowledge, skills and experiences that they have acquired to date

Indicative Content

1 Personal Development Planning (PDP)

Completing SWOT analyses; personal objective setting; action planning; electronic PDPs; making career and degree pathway decisions.

2 Reflective practice

Application of models of reflective practice; guided reflection to highlight learning; making theory−practice links.

3 Articulating skill development

Using electronic platforms to promote knowledge and skills to external audiences in the context of employability.

4 Working in the sport and exercise industry

Guest speakers will be invited to talk about their work; case studies related to practice−based settings; equality and diversity in the sports and exercise industry.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Guest speakers will be invited to give talks to students to provide insight into the range of employment opportunities that exist within the sport and exercise industry. Tutorial sessions will be used to reflect on and support student learning, and to facilitate career planning. The e−portfolio tool, Pebblepad, will be used to guide students toward recording their reflections, documenting their PDP activities, and also to enable them to articulate to employers the skills and knowledge they possess. Group presentations will allow students to make a more informed decision regarding their degree pathways.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 18
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 8
Assessment 50
Independent 112

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.