Module title: Exercise Training for Sports Performance

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07100
Module leader: Peter Laird
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Laird
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratory based practicals and field based practicals which develop scientific theory into practice (LO 1). Coursework develops exercise theory demonstrated with practical classes and student own experiences (LO 2 & 3). A practical test is used to assess knowledge and understanding of theory and presentations used to work on interaction and group-work skills (LOs 1 & 2).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment continues each week throughout the module when students are tasked with demonstrating knowledge of testing equipment during practical classes. During weeks 2-10, students participate in 5 separate practical activities and receive tutorials with formative feedback directly after these classes to further support their knowledge and understanding of theory into practice.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment occurs in week 13, with a practical assessment.
Summative assessment also occurs in week 12 with a groupwork PowerPoint presentation of a training programme with an additional ‘athlete friendly’ summary page. Students will also be required to include work distribution of the group.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 108
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2 13 HOURS= 00.50, WORDS= 0
Oral Presentation 50 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 00.20, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Planning a training programme, periodisation & profiling; macro and micro cycles. The training principles - progressive overload, specificity, recovery, reversibility, adaptability, monitoring, variation, individual differences; frequency, intensity, duration, type. Introduction to analysis of sport, Fitness and Fitness testing. The principles of training methods for each component of fitness including: flexibility (passive and active stretching), agility, strength (types of resistance training, repetitions/sets combinations), power, muscular endurance & cardiovascular endurance training, speed training. Analysing improving skill & technique.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Gain an appreciation of the principles of training
LO2: Relate the individual components of exercise training to specific sports.
LO3: Outline a training plan and micro cycle for a sport of their choice.

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