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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 Dr Laura Forrest.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

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NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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