15 credits at level HE7
The aim of this module is for students to gain and develop important knowledge and skills to be able to design and plan athlete training programmes, including needs analysis, the concept of periodisation and monitoring and evaluation procedures. Students will also learn how to adapt training plans based around situations that may impact on athlete’s performance such as competing in extreme environments and lengthy travel to competition.
The module will include topics such as:
- Needs Analysis to determine athlete needs for training programme design
Supercompensation theory, short & long-term planning, various periodization approaches, traditional ‘linear’ periodization, single & double peaks, undulating programmes, tapering & peaking.
- Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring athlete training responses through sports specific fitness tests and/ or training records.
Physiological and Psychological signs and symptoms.
-Recovery training and strategies
- Environmental considerations in programme planning;
Influence of altitude, ambient hot, cold and humid environments, travel and circadian variation on physiological responses to exercise & training.
The essential concepts and theoretical basis will be delivered by the tutor through lectures. Further understanding and support will be demonstrated through seminars and labs.
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 8 x 3 hour blocks and 126 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout this process.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to undertake appropriate needs analysis to determine athlete needs for training and programme design||Present a case study demonstrating a thorough needs analysis of the client and sport demands and are able to plan and design the training programme in accordance.|
|2.||Be able to design training programmes/ sessions for athletic performance enhancement||Implement, quantify and deliver safe and effective training programmes & sessions.|
|3.||Demonstrate the ability to plan an athletes training programme based around the athletes needs.||
Produce an appropriate periodisation calendar for the client that demonstrates realistic timings, sequences and training variable manipulation in conjunction with the client’s competitive schedule.
Implements the planned training programme during the case study.
|4.||Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the training programme.||Implement performance monitoring procedures during the case study and report athlete training records.|
|5.||Critically reflect on their performance to demonstrate learning and improve applied practice.||Present a case study that contains reflection on your performance during the case study.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||4000 word case study report of work with a client(s). The report should outline the athlete’s needs, include an outline of the annual plan, details of the training programme and sessions undertaken and how the programme was monitored and evaluated. The student should also include a reflective report of the learning experience and how the experience will inform future practice.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Sports Sciences
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Strength and Conditioning Journal
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