Full Title:The Professional Practitioner 3
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE36
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to further develop the student as a Professional Practitioner and to enable them to apply principles of exercise psychology to support and motivate clients. The module will equip them with skills/ competencies in advanced fitness instruction, while undertaking an Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), allowing access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3. Students will also be updated in the following skills: laboratory & field based fitness testing, occupational first aid and manual handling.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Create and deliver exercise programmes, including lifestyle and nutritional advice for clients using advanced analytical and prescriptive skills based on client assessment.
  2. Evaluate client progress through assessment and reflective practice to enable programme review and forward planning.
  3. Demonstrate up to date knowledge and skill in the disciplines of occupational first aid and manual handling.
  4. Conduct and critically evaluate the results of common laboratory and field based fitness tests.
  5. Apply exercise psychology to support and motivate clients.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Personal Training Qualification
Appraisal and lifestyle analysis. Consultation to include screening and goal setting for nutrition and lifestyle. Collect and analyse nutritional information. Apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme. Designing aerobic, endurance, hypertrophy, strength and power based programmes. Periodisation. Safety training in special populations. Instructing and adapting exercise. Personal training outside the gym. Managing a personal training programme. Reflect, review and adapt personal training programmes with clients.
Update of Laboratory and Field Based fitness testing skills
Laboratory fitness tests - conduct and critically evaluate the results of the following tests: VO2max test (indirect calorimetry); Submaximum test (steady state & non steady state - indirect calorimetry); Lactate profile test; Wingate anaerobic test; Heart rate recovery test. Field based fitness tests - conduct field-based assessments to analyse performance in a range of fitness components including body composition, aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, speed and agility and critically evaluate results.
Update of Occupational First Aid and Maunal Handling skills
Occupational First Aid - First aid in the workplace. Patient assessment. Respiratory emergencies. Cardiac first response. Wounds and bleeding. Altered levels of consciousness. Musculoskeletal injuries. Burns and scalds, chemicals and electric shock. Manual Handling - Current legislation and its implications for the employer and employee. The anatomy of the spine. How injuries occur. Conducting a risk assessment. The principles of handling inanimate and animate objects. Lifting to and from the ground. Lifting to and from a height. Pushing and pulling loads. Use of hoists and maual handling equipment.
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Applying theories of motivation, motives and motivation quality, assessing motivation, supporting self-efficacy, supporting behaviour change (including closing the intention - behaviour gap) communication, goal setting, imagery.
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
Portfolio Students will conduct and record a client interview and conduct client analysis. Planned exercise programmes over an 8 week period, including lifestyle and nutrition advice will be included. Programme review including reflection and modification will be documented. 1,2,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Observed summative assessment. Students will demonstrate delivery of a personal training session which has been planned in the portfolio. A self evaluation of the session is completed thereafter. 1,2,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Students will undertake a Level 5 FETAC Occupational First Aid recertification qualification, to include American Heart Association Heart Saver and Irish Heart Foundation Cardiac First Responder certifications. 3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Other Students will be provided with a Manual Handling certificate of attendance (valid for up to 3 years), upon achieving 100% attendance, according to HSA guidelines. 3 0.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will be assessed on both their laboratory and field based fitness testing skills. 4 30.00 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.

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 Weekly lectures to complete the personal trainer qualification. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the lecture component of this module. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Weekly practicals to complete the personal trainer qualification. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Weekly tutorial to update laboratory and field based fitness skills. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 8 hour Level 5 FETAC Occupational First Aid update. The 8 hours contact time is comprised of 2 hours of lectures and 6 hours of practicals. Students must achieve 100% attendance to meet HSA guidelines and must successfully complete their recertification in Occupational First Aid to successfully complete The Professional Practitioner 3 module. 8.00 Once per semester 0.53
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 2 hour Manual Handling update. Students must achieve 100% attendance to meet HSA guidelines and must complete their update in Manual Handling to successfully complete The Professional Practitioner 3 module. 2.00 Once per semester 0.13
Independent Study Self practice of exercise techniques, teaching practice, study and portfolio work. 26.00 Once per semester 1.73
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.40
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.67
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • The Health and Safety Authority 2007, Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, Chapter 4 of Part 2: Manual Handling of Loads, The Health and Safety Authority Dublin 1
  • American Heart Association 2011, Heart Saver CPR AED Student Workbook, 1st Ed., American Heart Association U.S.A. [ISBN: 978-1616690588]
  • Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council 2010, Cardiac First Response Training Manual, 2nd Ed., Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council Kildare, Ireland [ISBN: 978-0-9557951-9-0]
  • Baechle, T.R. and Earle, R.W 2008, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd Ed., Human Kinetics Publishers Champaign, Il [ISBN: 978-0-7360-5803]
  • American College of Sports Medicine 2013, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th Ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins [ISBN: 978-1609139551]
  • Active IQ 2012, Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Active IQ UK
  • Moran, A. 2012, Sport and Exercise Psychology: A critical Introduction, 2 Ed., Routledge London [ISBN: 0415434319]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010, First Aid, CPR and AED Standard, Irish 2nd Ed., Jones and Bartlett Learning United Kingdom
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 7 Mandatory