This module introduces the students to the discipline of Sports Science and its role in health, exercise and sporting performance. The module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct and interpret a range of fitness tests that are appropriate for the general population and the sporting population. The module also focuses on teaching the students basic exercise physiology so that they can understand the scientific principles underpinning programme design and enhanced performance.
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
Identify and discuss the components of fitness that are essential for health and for optimal performance in a variety of sports and athletic events.
Conduct a needs analysis and set appropriate training goals for athletes, team sports, or members of the general population.
Explain the scientific principles underpinning training programme design.
Set up, deliver and interpret a range of field based fitness tests for the general population, athletes, and team sports.
General population, fitness professionals, coaches, athletes, sports persons.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Mature Student over 23 years of age.
Course Content – Indicative
Introduction to Sports Science, Components of fitness for health and sport, Aerobic endurance, Anaerobic capacity, Local muscular endurance
Strength, Power, Speed, Agility, Flexibility, Principles of training, Principle of periodisation, Needs analysis, goal setting and programme design
Basic exercise physiology, Anthropometric testing / body composition, Field based team testing and interpretation, Fieldbased athlete testing and interpretation.
This is a standalone qualification. However, as a graduate you will be exempt from the above module on the BSc (Hons) in Sports Science with Exercise Physiology delivered on a full-time basis at Athlone Institute of Technology.
Duration: 12 weeks – Thursday 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Commencing: 6.00pm Thursday 19 September 2013
Enquiries: Caroline Burke, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Fee: €350.
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