Full Title:Field Based Fitness Techniques and Programme Design
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST N8142
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with the skills necessary to analyse performance by planning, conducting and evaluating a range of field-based fitness assessments. Students will also gain the skills required to design exercise programmes aimed at improving a variety of components of fitness.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Discuss some of the contemporary issues in the field of health and exercise.
  2. Explain how physical fitness is measured and evaluated.
  3. Conduct a range of field-based fitness assessments and interpret the results to help analyse performance.
  4. Demonstrate competence and advanced skills in a range of exercise programming techniques.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Client Needs Analysis
One to one health and fitness appraisal with a client – lifestyle consultation, setting goals, medical screening - PAR-Q, ACSM health screening questionnaire, risk stratification, informed consent.
Assessing Fitness
Field based fitness assessments for body composition, aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, speed, agility, strength, muscular endurance, power and flexibility. Functional movement screening. Test selection and sequencing. Interpretation of results. Reporting results and generating feedback.
Advanced Exercise Programming Techniques
Components of fitness, principles of training, FITT principle, supercompensation model, periodisation, recovery and tapering, exercise programming guidelines to help improve the components of fitness listed above.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Students will be required to prepare and deliver a presentation focusing on a contemporary issue in health and exercise. 1 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Students will be required to discuss their approach to analysing performance and designing an exercise programme to improve a component/components of fitness. 2,3,4 80.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Coursework will be reassessed via submission of a project in which students will be required to discuss their approach to analysing performance and designing an exercise programme to improve a component/components of fitness.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture There is an 80% attendance requirement for the theoretical component of this module 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 33.00 Once per semester 2.20
Independent Study No Description 40.00 Once per semester 2.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.87
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Baechle, T.R. and Earle, R.W 2008, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd Ed., Human Kinetics Publishers Champaign, Il [ISBN: 978-0736058032]
  • Heyward, V.H. 2010, Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, 6th Ed., Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 978-0736086592]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • American College of Sports Medicine 2013, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th Ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Philadelphia, PA. [ISBN: 978-1609136055]
  • Bompa, T.O. and Haff, G.G. 2009, Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training, 5th Ed., Human Kinetics Champaign, IL [ISBN: 9780736074834]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 4 Mandatory
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 4 Mandatory