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Principles of Training & Fitness - SS342

This module is not running this academic year.


Health screening
Fitness assessment & evaluation
Principles of sport & exercise training
Training methodology
Programme design & organisation
Adaptations to training


Contact hours

2 hour bi-weekly practical & a 1 hour weekly lecture.

Method of assessment

A group practical examination of the administration of field based fitness testing and training exercises for a component of fitness. Worth 50% and an in-class test worth 50%.

Preliminary reading

  • ACSM. (2009). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing & Prescription. 8th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    ACSM. (2007). Resources for the Personal Trainer. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    Bompa, T.O. (2009). Periodization: Theory & Methodology of Training. 5th Edition. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
    Dick, F.W. (2007). Sports Training Principles. 5th Edition. London: A & C Black.
    Foran, B. (2001). High Performance Sports Conditioning. Champaign Illinois: Human Kinetics.
    Hoffman, J. (2002). Physiological Aspects of Sports Training and Performance. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the different components of physical fitness and their contribution to health and athletic performance . 12.2 Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of training programme and training methodology design, evaluation and implementation 12.3 Administer a fitness assessment and exercise training


No pre-requisites

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