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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Educates future sport and exercise scientists about the skills and competencies required to successfully design sport specific or exercise training programmes for athletes and healthy individuals competing at a variety of levels. The unit integrates the basic principles of exercise physiology and training methodology to develop a sound understanding of the complexities of designing training programmes for sport and exercise. As a result, this unit will provide students with the necessary knowledge to develop training programmes designed to improve the general physiological capabilities of the those involved in a wide range of recreational and sporting activities.

Unit content

Topic 1: Principles of Training Methodology 
Topic 2: Overtraining and Recovery Techniques 
Topic 3: Periodization - Principles and guidelines 
Topic 4: Periodization - Developing the Yearly Plan 
Topic 5: Methods of Programme Evaluation - Field Testing 
Topic 6: Principles of Resistance Training 
Topic 7: Principles of Resistance Training - Programme Design 
Topic 8: Plyometrics - Theory & Programme Integration 
Topic 9: Methods of Developing Endurance, Speed & Agility
Topic 10: Flexibility Training

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 effectively design and deliver sport specific coaching experiences and exercise sessions
2 understand how to apply training methodology to the practical sport training and exercise environments
3 design training programs that cater for the needs and goals of the individual
4 work effectively as a member of a coaching "team".

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. effectively design and deliver sport specific coaching experiences and exercise sessions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. understand how to apply training methodology to the practical sport training and exercise environments
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. design training programs that cater for the needs and goals of the individual
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. work effectively as a member of a coaching "team".
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Joyce, D & Lewindon, D (Eds), 2014, High-Performance Training for Sports, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ISBN: 978-1-4504-4482-8.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.