• On completion of this unit a learner should: 1 Be able to investigate the short-term effects of exercise on the body systems 2 Know the long-term effects of exercise on the body systems 3 Be able to investigate the fundamentals of the energy systems 4 Know the impact of drugs on sports performance.
  • Aim and purpose

    The aim of this unit is to develop learner knowledge of the rules, skills and techniques for one team and one

    individual sport through practical application.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this unit a learner should:

    1 Be able to demonstrate a range of skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports

    2 Know the rules, regulations and scoring systems of selected sports

    3 Know the roles and responsibilities of officials in selected sports

    4 Be able to review sports performance.

  • Aim and purpose

    The aim of this unit is to give learners a good understanding of the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the human body.

    Unit introduction

    A healthy body is an amazing piece of machinery which allows us to go from total rest to all-out sprinting in a matter of seconds. Trained sportspeople are able to run, cycle and swim marathon distances. This ability is due to the efficiency of the physiological systems that work together to enable such activity. An understanding of these systems is imperative in the sport and exercise industries in order to appreciate how the body copes with the stress of exercise.

    This unit explores the foundation of anatomy and physiology of the four main body systems. The unit starts by exploring the skeletal system and includes the main bones, joints and movement. The muscular system is then examined, the main muscles, antagonistic pairs and types of contraction are covered.

    The structure and function of the cardiovascular system is then covered which includes the structure of the heart and the blood vessels that carry blood all around the body. To complete the unit, the respiratory system is explored and includes the mechanics of breathing and gaseous exchange.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this unit a learner should:

    1 Know the structure and function of the skeletal system

    2 Know the structure and function of the muscular system

    3 Know the structure and function of the cardiovascular system

    4 Know the structure and function of the respiratory system.