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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Congratulations on securing your place at Brunel

We’re looking forward to meeting you - either in person or online - and introducing you to life at Brunel. To help us get started, we’ve put together a short activity and some further information to help you prepare for your course - including a snapshot of the topics you’ll cover and useful resources. If you have any questions please email chmls-tpo-shes@brunel.ac.uk.

Your pre-arrival activity 

We’d like you to complete a short activity before you join us. We can discuss your answers in one of your first personal tutor sessions. Your work will not be officially assessed however it will allow your tutor to get to know you better.

We would like you to read this academic journal article and the following BBC news article and consider the top three factors that you think lead to Olympic success.

You may also wish to consider how these factors relate to academic success as a Brunel Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences student.

We also advise you to take a look at the information below. Completing wider reading and getting familar with what you'll be learning, will help prepare you for academic life at Brunel.

Sample coursework questions

  • What is sport pedagogy? Armour (2011). Chapter 1 
  • Learning Theories in PE and Youth Sport. Armour (2011). Chapter 3
  • Why do people participate in sport? Coakley and Pike (2009/14). Chapter 2 
  • What is research? Jones and Gratton (2015). Chapter 1
  • Research traditions. Jones and Gratton (2015). Chapter 2
  • Cardiovascular System: The Heart. VanPutte et al., (2020). Chapter 20 
  • Nutrition, Metabolism, and Temperature Regulation. VanPutte et al., (2020). Chapter 25 
  • Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology. Weinberg and Gould (2018). Chapter 1 
  • Arousal, Stress and Anxiety. Weinberg and Gould (2018). Chapter 4

Reading list