20 credits at level HE6
1) To develop an understanding of the demands of a range of competitive sports activities.
2) To develop the ability to devise training programmes appropriate to a range of competitive sports activities.
3) To develop the ability to evaluate training programmes with regard to their effectiveness and appropriateness to an individual or teams desired outcomes.
4) To demonstrate competence in the design and application of a training programme.
1) Sports training principles:
Components of performance related fitness, the principle of overload, intensity, frequency, duration and specificity of training.
2) Performance analysis:
Analysis of the demands of specific activities, the selection of appropriate training techniques to develop the capacity to meet those demands, critical examination/analysis of contemporary methods used by successful individuals and teams.
3) Organisational issues in training:
Training units, microcycles and macrocycles, periodising the training year to meet specific training objectives associated with pre-competition, competition and post-competition.
4) The concept of fatigue:
The physiological and psychological basis of fatigue with particular reference to its implications for successful training and performance outcomes, strategies to prevent or ameliorate the effects of fatigue.
5) Performance enhancement:
The physiological, psychological, nutritional and pharmacological basis of performance enhancement, myths and truths associated with performance enhancement, legal and ethical considerations in performance enhancement.
The essential concepts and theoretical basis of this module will be delivered through key lectures. Reinforcement of this material will take place through practical engagement in the concepts under consideration. Critical case study analysis will be used to develop an understanding of the application of key concepts and theory and to locate the syllabus content in a broader context. This aspect of the teaching and learning strategy will be facilitated through tutor led seminars supplemented by input from industry speakers. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 8 x 1 hours = 8
Seminars/Case Studies 4 x 1 hours = 4
Practical 11 x 2 hours = 22
Tutorials 2 x 3 hours = 6
Background reading 12 x 5 hours = 60
Seminar preparation 4 x 5 hours = 20
Coursework preparation 2 x 40 hours = 80
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4, and 5 will be assessed by case study. This item of assessment is designed to determine the level of understanding of the principles of training and their application across a range of competitive sports. A detailed response to a prescribed case study focusing on preparation for participation in more than one competitive sport will be required. The response will need to demonstrate evidence of a detailed understanding of the principles of training and their application over an extended competition period. Distinctions between the various sports included in the case study will need to be identified and their implications for competition preparation elaborated. This case study will contribute 50% of the overall assessment for this module.
Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4 and 5 will be further assessed along with learning 3 and 6 by an applied case study presented as a poster. This item of assessment is designed to afford the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application in a ‘real world’ context. Students will be required to design, implement and evaluate a 10 week training programme for a client or client group. The client or client group can be anybody who is involved in competitive sports participation at whatever level. The training programme must reflect the needs of the client or client group with respect to; the level of involvement in their particular sport, the demands of the sport, their current training status and the point in the competition cycle at which the programme is implemented. This element of assessment will contribute 50% to the overall assessment for this module.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the principles of training in the context of preparation for sports competition||Explain the principles of sports training and give examples of their application across a range of competitive sports|
|2.||Apply the concepts underpinning the principles of training to a range of situations.||Use the principles of training to prepare appropriate training programmes for a range of competitive sports.|
|3.||Evaluate and make rational judgements with respect to the training needs of individual athletes and/or teams in the context of their particular sport.||
Compare the current training status of individual athletes and/or teams with the demands of their particular sport and identify areas of deficiency.
Design training programmes to correct the identified deficiencies which are appropriate to the individual athlete or team.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the training programmes and adapt or modify them accordingly.
|4.||Understand the demands made on athlete’s as a consequence of participation in competitive sports and devise, implement and evaluate training programmes appropriate for preparation to meet those demands.||
Identify the demands made on athletes during competitive participation in a range of sports.
Assess the training needs of individual athletes and/or teams with respect to the demands of competitive participation in their particular sports.
Design and implement training programmes appropriate for the preparation of individual athlete’s and/or teams for competitive participation in their particular sports.
Evaluate the effectiveness of training programmes in meeting the training needs of individual athletes and/or teams and successfully preparing them to meet the demands of competitive participation in their particular sports.
Adapt or modify the training programme in the light of the evaluation of its effectiveness.
|5.||Demonstrate autonomy in their work||
Work with clients.
Manage and organise their time and other resources.
|6.||Demonstrate appropriate work practice in the conduct of laboratory and field practicals||
Show due regard for their client/subjects comfort and well being.
Adopt and apply good health and safety practice
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 word Case Study||Poster and Defence|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Baechle, T. Hoffman, S. Earle, R.W. (2000) Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Human Kinetics.
Bompa, T.L. (1999) Periodisation; Theory and Methodology of Training. Human Kinetics.
Davies D (1989) Psychological Factors in Competitive sport. The Falmer press.
Elliot, B. (1998) Training in Sport: Applying Sports Science. John Wiley and Sons.
Foss M J, Keteyian S J (1998) Fox’s Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport. McGraw Hill.
Jones G, Hardy L (1990) Stress and Performance in Sport. John Wiley & Sons.
Kreider, R.B., Fry, A.C., O'Tool, M.L. (1998) Overtraining in Sport. Human Kinetics
Noakes, T. (1991) Lore of Running. Leisure Press.
Siff, M.C. (1999). Supertraining. Supertraining Institute. Denver; CO.
Wilmore J H, Costill D L (1994) Physiology of Sport and Exercise. Human Kinetics.
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Journal of Sports Sciences.
Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
The Sport Psychologist
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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