Module title: Exercise Training for Junior Level Athletes [online]

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

Module code: SES07108
Module leader: Kenny Johnstone
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Science & Health


2018/9, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kenny Johnstone
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a fully online module. Course materials will be delivered via a series of online Moodle units which students will be able to access on demand. Materials will include introductory video lectures, online workbooks and directed readings. Students will then undertake task-driven learning activities requiring them to apply theoretical knowledge to practical settings, including their own training. Students will also be expected to devise a training programme for a young developing athlete in their own sporting discipline.

There are two components to the summative assessment: a digital exam and a portfolio. The digital exam will be available from week 4 until week 12 to provide students will maximum flexibility in when they work through the course materials. The stage at which the appropriate learning outcome (LO1) has been covered in the course materials will be explicit.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs through a series of end of unit tests within the online learning environment.

Summative Assessment:
In addition to the digital exam, summative assessment requires students to produce a portfolio of work which must comprise a video diary of training sessions and a web-based presentation on the application of training principles within their own sport.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 190
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1 12 HOURS= 0.50, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 80 2,3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will investigate the basic components of physical fitness and will introduce the concept of performance profiling as a technique for the identification of the fitness requirements of specific sports and athletes. Students will also gain an understanding of the basic principles of exercise training (e.g. specificity, progressive overload, rest, and periodisation) and the application of these principles in relation to the physical requirements of athletes. Additionally, consideration will be given to the specific requirements of junior level athletes and students will become familiar with the guidelines for exercise training within this population. There is a strong focus on translating the theoretical content of the module into practice, with students being required to draw upon their personal experience as elite athletes. More specifically, students will initially be expected to consider their own training programmes with reference to the principles of exercise training and the performance profile of their sport. Students will then be required to apply these principles and theories to the development of a junior level athlete within their own sport.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop an awareness of the basic components of physical fitness and the principles of exercise training
LO2: Recognise the aims of an individual exercise training programme and outline the extent to which it relates to the principles of fitness training
LO3: Outline a training plan and micro cycle for a young developing athlete within a chosen sport

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