Module title: Assessment and Conditioning for Performance

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

Module code: SES09106
Module leader: Peter Laird
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

Intermediate Exercise Physiology

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
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 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 confidence and experience in using tests before the students employ these procedures in 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 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 assesses the student’s ability to apply learned theory to practical situations (LO1,2,3,4).
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Key employability/PDP/scholarship skills embedded and assessed in this module are: 1)Autonomy of learning- students are given a guided choice on the topic for the research project and presentation and encouraged throughout the process to take ownership of their own learning and development needs; 2) Group work – students work together 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 – students use MS Excel, Word, and various tailored physiological testing software packages to test, analyse, report on and present data from the testing done with their subject athletes. Students will also have to become familiar with using WebCT to access materials.
Formative assessment occurs in weeks 2-7 of the module. Students are 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 the student work for the final assessed presentation in week 13.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs in weeks 2-7 of the module. Students are 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 the student 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


Assessment
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

Description of module content:

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BAECHLE, T. & EARLE, R., (2008) ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING,: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed.
Core - AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION (2013) PHYSIOLOGICAL TESTS OF ELITE ATHLETES: HUMAN KINETICS, 2nd ed.
Recommended - BOMPA,T., (2009) PERIODIZATION TRAINING FOR SPORTS. THEORY & METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING, 5th ed.
Recommended - FORAN, B., (2001) HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORTS CONDITIONING.: HUMAN KINETICS, 1st ed.
Recommended - SANDLER, D., (2005) SPORTS POWER: HUMAN KINETICS PUBLISHERS., 1st ed.
Recommended - ZATSIORSKY, V.M., KRAEMER, W.,( (2006) SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF STRENGTH TRAINING.: HUMAN KINETICS, 2nd ed.
Recommended - NATIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION (2008) ESSENTIALS OF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING,: HUMAN KINETICS, 3rd ed.
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