Course title

IB Sports, Exercise, and Health Science SL



Course description

The IB DP course in sports; exercise and health science standard level (SL) involves the study of the science that underpins physical performance. The course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; psychology and nutrition. Students cover a range of topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyse human performance. Where relevant; the course will address issues of international dimensions and ethics by considering sport; exercise and health relative to the individual in a global context.

†The topics included:



  1. Anatomy

  2. Exercise Physiology

  3. Energy Systems

  4. Movement Analysis

  5. Skill in Sport

  6. Measurement and evaluation of human performance

School country

United States

School state


School city


High school

Coconino High School

School / district Address

2801 Izabel St.

School zip code


Requested competency code

Lab Science

Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • LINT
  • Integrated science

Approved date

Deferred date

Deferred Reason

In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

Online / Virtual