At A Level the theory course consists of seven sections;
Anatomy and Physiology involves studying the cardio respiratory system, respiratory system, the skeletal and muscular system and energy systems.
Skill Acquisition will require learning about skill and the transfer of skills, theories of learning and performance, use of feedback and guidance, memory models and information processing.
Sport and Society will involve studying pre industrial, industrial, post-industrial and post-World War II Britain.
Exercise Physiology includes diet, training methods and injury.
Biomechanical Movement involves studying biomechanical principles, levers, linear motion, angular motion, projectile motion and fluid mechanics.
Sport Psychology requires learning in personality, attitudes, arousal, anxiety, aggression, stress management, motivation, group dynamics, goal setting, attribution process, confidence and leadership. The course also covers violence in sport, drugs and law in sport.
The Role of Technology
The practical assessment involves being assessed in one activity as a player/performer. Plus analysing performance through an oral or written assessment.