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: Mykolas Kavaliauskas
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

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