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Introduction to sport and fitness

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: E117
  • Level: 1
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A good introductory module for anyone interested in sports and fitness. Plenty of variety within the module.

Course starting: October 2021

Review posted: January 2023

This was the first module I studied with the OU and I loved it.

My tutor was lovely and gave me really good in-depth feedback on my tutor-marked assignments.

The tutorials are also really good and help me clarify everything I had studied.

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: September 2021

Great introductory course into Sport and Fitness for a myriad of reasons.

1. A lot of time has clearly been spent providing access to a variety of resources such as video clips, module reader books created especially for the module, news articles and journals to name but a few.

2. There is so much written guidance and support on a multitude of subjects; how to complete assignments, how to navigate the online library and even time management.

3. Where general written guidance isn't enough, there are tutors at the end of a phone or email who will happily provide further guidance on how approach an issue.

4. The balance of how often you must contribute to a forum is perfect. Being distance learners, it is hard to interact with other people as all students study on their own schedule, which is why many of us choose OU in the first place. However, to support learning and to facilitate a growth in skills needed to create an argument, a certain level of debate is essential. I loved that there were was a combination of optional forum contributions and compulsory in the right balance.

My only criticism, which I don't think is a big deal, but feel I should post to keep my review fair and balanced, is that for this module and the one I am currently studying 'Working with people in sport and fitness' (E119), a small amount of the same content crops up in both modules. I understand this is because the point being made is relevant to both subjects and some people may only take one of the modules. But for those that take both modules, it would be nice to have some fresh material to make the same point.

With all of the anove information in mind, and I must stress there are plenty more positive points I could provide if time allowed, I would 100% recommend this module to somebody as either a standalone module to enhance current practise or as part of an ongoing degree.

Jennie Scrimshaw

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: March 2019

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