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Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Companion

The most authoritative resource, uniquely developed with the IB

John Sproule

Suitable for:  IB Diploma Programme students aged 16-18

Price:  £41.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-912969-0
Publication date: 20/09/2012
Paperback: 368 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Written by an experienced teacher, this comprehensive book will provide students with all the material and practice they need to succeed in this brand new subject area. Packed with visual explanation and practice, it will help students fully understand the science behind the body and its relationship to human well-being.


  • Make sure students fully understand - lots of full colour diagrams, illustrations and photographs clearly explain scientific concepts
  • Trust that you're covering everything - the entire syllabus is addressed in an accessible format
  • Provide the best exam preparation - lots of activities are included along with support for all aspects of the examination
  • Know your teaching is in line with the IB ethos - support for TOK, international-mindedness and the learner profile is included
  • Be confident in quality - written by an experienced IB teacher

This page was last updated on 27 February 2021 at 08:30 GMT


  • The Oxford IB course books are the best ever resource for teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB course outcomes. - Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA
  • We have adopted most of the Oxford IB course book. We find them well-written, well linked to TOK issues and age-appropriate. - Sheta Saha, IB Coordinator, Chatsworth International School, Singapore
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Table of Contents

1: Musculoskeletal anatomy
2: Cardio-respiratory exercise physiology
3: Nutrition and energy systems
4: Movement analysis
5: Skill in sport
6: Measurement and evaluation of human performance
7: Training to optimise physiological performance
8: Environmental factors and performance
9: Non-nutritional ergogenic aids

10: Individual difference in sport
11: Motivation in sport and exercise
12: Arousal, anxiety and performance
13: Psychological skills training
14: Overtraining, stress and burnout in adolescent athletes
15: Physical activity in health
16: Nutrition for sport and exercise
17: Internal assessment and practical work
18: Preparing for your exams

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