Sports Science (TASC Level 3)

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Sport Science (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Sport Science is a rapidly expanding field which encompasses the physiological, psychological and skill acquisition components involved with planning and analysing human performance.  The course integrates science, literacy and numeracy concepts and helps connect learning to a range of allied health, exercise science, human movement and training and other performance sport related areas. 

TASC. 2019, Sports Science. Level 3, SPT315118, 2019.

Course content for TASC Sports Science level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Sport Science.

Library Resources
Ethical Research
Web Resources

Library Resources

On the shelves

The Library catalogue is a powerful searching tool. Use a keyword search to find resources on your topic. These headings will provide you with a place to start:


Issues in Society

Copies of these books may also be found on the Library shelves.

Reference Resources

General Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia

Subject Encyclopedia

Ethical Research

The TASC advice for Module 4 'Scientific Investigative Methodologies and Skills' includes that student must take full account of .relevant principles and guidelines related to ethical conduct in human research'. They direct students to the following resources:

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.


Web resources - Drugs in sport

Web resources- Sports injuries

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (Author, Date) style for Sport Science. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.