Sport Science Applied Research

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 4256
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
Students will explore topics in sport science using a quantitative or qualitative approach. The main objective of the course is to provide opportunities for students, working in small groups, to perform original research in a chosen area of sport science, kinesiology, physical education, health, recreation or coaching.
Course Content

Course content is based on the specific research topic agreed upon by the faculty member and students (projects are typically to be completed in small groups of 3-4 students). The students, and if necessary the instructor, will identify a list of readings for the literature review. The content and design of the research project must be approved by the instructor and the Douglas College Research Ethics Board (if necessary) before data collection can begin.

Methods Of Instruction

Students will undertake independent research which will be supervised by the isntructor regularly throughout the semester. This will include mandatory, regularly scheduled meetings between the student group and instructor.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Ethics proposal 10%
Proposal of Research Topic:
- Introduction
- Literature review
- Methodology
30-40%
Presentation of Completed Research:
- Written submission
- In-class presentation
- Poster presentation
30-40%
 Group Peer Evaluation 5-10%
 Instructor Evaluation 5-10%
  100%
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct an ethics proposal for the Douglas College Ethics Board.
  2. Conduct a comprehensive literature review to address a specific research question.
  3. Demonstrate ability to participate in the peer review process including the ability to critically analyze and discuss a piece of academic work.
  4. Develop research methods designed to answer a specific research question.
  5. Use technology and a poster presentation to communicate research findings in a professional manner.
Textbook Materials

Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the instructor's course outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. Textbooks and materials may be determined by the research topic of the students and course instructor. 

Requisites

Prerequisites

60 credits, including SPSC 3256 (or permission of instructor)

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 1XX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU KIN 1XX (3) 2007/09/01 to 2013/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2XX (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 385 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 315 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5) 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13529
Wed Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Silvey
Dustin
Open
New Westminster
This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
0
30
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N1231
10:30 - 12:20