Core Module Information
Module title: Applied football physiology

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08116
Module leader: James Dugdale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Successful football performance is dependent on a range of physical and physiological determinants (i.e., strength, power, speed, repeated sprint ability, agility, aerobic capacity). This module is designed to improve your understanding of how to carry out a detailed needs analysis. You will then learn how to test and evaluate these determinants, which will improve your ability to apply the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to the design and evaluation of football specific training programme. Specific areas that will be covered in this module include:

• Needs analysis of the sport
• Training theories (i.e., GAS) and principles (i.e., progressive overload, intensity, volume)
• Periodisation
• Testing principles (i.e., reliability, validity, sensitivity) and their application to the football demands (level/position/gender specific)

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Identify key physical and physiological demands contributing to successful football performance

LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the theory underlying effective training prescription and testing

LO3: Demonstrate practical skills using a range of field- and laboratory-based methods and techniques

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: James Dugdale
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 142
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 40 1 & 2 8 HOURS= 00.25
Oral Presentation 60 2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.20
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08116 - Applied Football Physiology