This module will provide students with a grounding in training theory and application, specifically looking at programme design and implementation in health and athletic performance. It includes: Principles of sport and exercise training; Training methodology; Programme design and organisation; Adaptations to training.
Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Group practical assessment and individual questioning (20 minutes) – 50%
Examination – 50% (2 hours)
ACSM. (2009). ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and 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 and 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.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
See the library reading list for this module (Medway)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Apply knowledge and understanding of the different components of physical fitness and their contribution to health and athletic performance.
Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and application of training programme and training methodology design, evaluation and implementation
Administer and evaluate an exercise training programme
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Demonstrate communication, presentation, numeracy and C & IT skills.
Demonstrate interactive group skills.
Demonstrate problem solving skills.
Demonstrate the ability to self-appraise and reflect on practice.
Demonstrate the ability to plan and manage learning
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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