Monitoring and Evaluation of Interventions in Sport, Exercise and Health

Course content

The module aims at providing the students with the kowledge and competences necessary to understand the rationale and evidence for the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions in sport, exercise and health. A cross-disciplinary approach will be taken in order to provide students with a critical awareness of why interventions are employed, the evidence for their success, design and implementation of interventions in sport, exercise and healthcare settings, and insight into the rationale and methodology of evaluating intervention outcomes.


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Learning outcome


  • Understand and have a critical awareness of the rationale and reported purpose of sport, exercise and healthcare interventions relating to specific populations and settings.

  • Provide a critical appreciation of the relationship between sport and exercise activity and intervention in a variety of participant groups.

  • Provide a critical appreciation of the relationship between sport and exercise activity and intervention in a variety of participant groups.


  • Familiarity and confidence in employing Monitoring and Evaluation methodologies

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subject through both academic and professional reflective practice.

  • Employ strategic planning and development planning skills in analysing, understanding and addressing the development needs and intentions of sport, exercise and health organisations and communities


  • Design, express and evaluate programme theory
  • Project management
  • Scientific report writing


Lectures, project work: reading material with written assignments.

This is a taught module with face-to-face tuition and will include group project work based upon interventions in a community setting.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 min
Written assignment, written during course
30 minute Group Presentation (including discussion) - graded by two internal evaluators and accounting for 50% of the final grade
3000 word essay - written asignment (Evaluation of a community programme) written during the course - graded by one internal evaluator (account for 50% of the final grade)
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Description of criteria for the grade 12:



  • The student has demonstrated an in-depth and critical analysis of the relationship between evidence and practice in sport, exercise and physical activity interventions in both the written assignment and the oral examination
  • The student can present their evaluation framework, theoretical standpoint, study rationale and justify their selected methods in a concise and scientifically robust manner
  • The arguments and narrative within the written assignment are clearly and critically presented in relation to a range of relevant scientific literature and evidence
  • Using a sociologically-informed, evaluative lense, the student shows the ability to select, disseminate and orally summarise the key evaluation findings from their selected intervention, together with demonstrating linkages with other settings.
  • The student show a clear ability to utilize their sociological imagination in their oral presentation to critically evaluate key research findings and their relevance within their chosen evaluation framework


Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 24
  • Seminar
  • 44
  • Project work
  • 138
  • English
  • 206