Core Module Information
Module title: Assessment and Conditioning for Performance

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09106
Module leader: Brendon Ferrier
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

The module will contain a vast range of topics that you will cover. These topics include; Fitness: models and the concept of total fitness; specificity of fitness/training; physiological and psychological aspects of fitness. Endurance: aerobic endurance; energy systems; training systems; concepts and testing of maximum oxygen uptake and lactate threshold; MST; factors effecting maximal aerobic and anaerobic capacity; fatigue. Types of strength training: isometrics, isokinetics, eccentric & plyometrics. Principles of test construction; reliability and validity; criterion and norm referenced tests. Fitness assessment: tests of aerobic and anaerobic endurance, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility and body composition. Use of field based protocols; training programme prescription; overtraining; ergogenic aids.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Contrast the components of fitness in a health, exercise and sports context.
LO2: Determine the effects of training on specific components of fitness
LO3: Evaluate the components of fitness using a range of field and laboratory based techniques
LO4: Choose and execute individual training programmes for improving health and fitness

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Brendon Ferrier
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures and tutorials to increase specific knowledge based on relevant testing procedures and appropriate training prescriptions. Laboratory based practical work is initially used in the module to develop your confidence and experience in using tests before you employ these procedures within the research project which is formally assessed (LO1,2,4). The lecture and tutorial sessions are used to provide information and background theory on the physiology and the tests involved in assessing fitness and health (LO1,3). Tutorial sessions are also used to develop your analytical skills as data from the practical work is used to demonstrate appropriate scientific handling techniques. Sessions on how to source review and critique, appropriate literature for use in the project report are also carried out within tutorials. The practical written report of the research project is designed to assess your ability to apply learned theory to practical situations (LO1,2,3,4).
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Key employability/PDP/scholarship skills will also be embedded and assessed in this module to assess: 1)Autonomy of learning- you will be provided the opportunity through a guided choice on the topic for the research project and presentation and encouraged throughout the process to take ownership of your own learning and development needs; 2) Group work – you will work in pairs/threesome to design a physiological test battery and then continue to work together to carry out the testing;3) Communication –written and oral communication skills are developed in the report submission and the formally assessed presentation 4) IT – you will use a variety of IT programs, such as MS Excel, Word, and various tailored physiological testing software packages to test, analyse, report on and present data from the testing done with your subject athletes. You will be required to become familiar with using WebCT to access materials.
Formative assessment occurs in weeks 2-7 of the module. You will be asked to produce a proposal presentation for undertaking the needs analysis process for an athlete in week 8. Feedback on content and quality of presentations is given which is designed to inform your work for the future development for the final assessed presentation in week 13.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs in weeks 2-7 of the module. You will be asked to produce a proposal presentation for undertaking the needs analysis process for an athlete in week 8. Feedback on content and quality of presentations is given which is designed to inform yoiur work for the final assessed presentation in week 13.

Summative Assessment:
Final assessed presentation in week 13.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 150
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= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 60 2, 3 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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