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The Female Athlete


This module advances knowledge developed in previous physiological, sports conditioning and sociology of sport modules. Students will predominantly explore key physiological, but also sociological, factors that are unique to female athletes (e.g. the menstrual cycle, pelvic health, breast support, pregnancy and gender inequalities) and critically evaluate the impact these factors can have on performing in sport.  The module will equip students with the theoretical knowledge and applied understanding that are required to support female athletes at different stages of their lifespan.

This is an SCQF Level 10 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 10 credits.



This module will last for 6 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement. 


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Laura Forrest.

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