20 credits at level HE5
To examine the components of fitness and identify the specific role each plays in the performance of particular sports -
To enable students to understand the physiological principles underpinning the diet, and training of an athlete.
Components of fitness - Strength and Power, Cardio respiratory -aerobic/anaerobic parameters, flexibility
The role, practice and efficacy of warm-up/cool down
Bioenergetics of sports performance
Principles of performance related nutrition.
The efficacy of nutritional and pharmacological ergogenic aids including renal function. Legal and ethical considerations in their use.
Physiological responces and limitations to performance - muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory -relating to the acid-base balance in sport, thermoregulatory.
Physiological adaptations to training - muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulatory.
The role, practice and efficacy of preventative conditioning.
Laboratory and field based fitness testing
In order that the students comprehend the fundamental concepts and gain an appropriate knowledge base topics will be introduced by the module tutor through lectures. Further understanding of this material will be developed through lab sessions. For each session students will be expected to prepare materials relevant to the specific topic area, and additional support will be provided in the form of directed reading and tutorials. Feed back and guidance will be provided by the module tutor.
Lectures 12 x 1.5 hrs= 18
Laboratories/ practical sessions 12 x1.5hrs = 18
Background reading 12 x4hrs = 48
Laboratory preparation 12 x 4hrs = 48
Examination preparation 2 x 30hrs = 60
Learning outcomes 1,2,3,4 will be assessed through written examination. This element will contribute 60%.
Learning outcome 5 will be assessed through the production of a laborary report designed to investigate the components of fitness studied this will contribute 40% of 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.||Analyse the acid-base balance component of fitness in relation to respiratory function.||Appraise the acid-base balance in relation to respiratory function and explain how this changes in relation to rest, exercise and recovery from exercise.|
|2.||Analyse the Bioenergetics of sports performance||Anaiyse the metabolic pathways responsible for the production of ATP and explain how their contribution is modified during rest, exercise and recovery from exercise.|
|3.||Question the principles of nutrition in sports performance - including supplements and ergogenic aids.||Examine the principles of nutrition in sports performance - including supplements and ergogenic aids.|
|4.||Verify the physiological adaptations and limitations which take place during exercise||
Identify the physiological changes which take place as a result of exercise.
|5.||Produce a practical evaluation of a performer's fitness.||
Analyse the results and relate it to the performer's level of fitness.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Closed book||2000 Lab report|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Baechlet & Earler (2000) Essentials of Strength and Conditioning. 2nd Ed. Human Kinetics.
McArdle, Katch & Katch (2001) Exercise Physiology. 5th Ed. Williams & Wilkins. Philidelphia
Williams, C. & Devlin, J.T. (2002). Foods, Nutrition and Sports Performance. E. & FN Spon.
Powers S.K and Howley E.T (2004) Exercise Physiology. Theory and Application. 5th ED McGraw Hill
British Journal of Sports medicine
International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Journal of Sports Science
Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
|Host Subject Group:||Sports Rehabilitation|
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