Full Title:Functional and Therapeutic Interventions in Sport and Exercise
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE43
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Students who have gained prior knowledge in intermediate exercise techniques can now study assessment and corrective strategies for clients with functional impairments. Students will learn to assess functional movement patterns and prescribe exercise for clients who suffer low back pain.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use screening techniques to identify dysfunctional movement patterns and to assess lower back pain.
  2. Apply the principles of 'Functional movement Assessment' to medically-cleared clients with movement deficits.
  3. Design remedial corrective techniques to address limitations in functional movement patterns.
  4. Design and evaluate progressive exercise programmes for medically-cleared clients with low back pain.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Understanding Movement
Stabilising and movement systems, functional anatomy, muscle function, pattern recognition.
Movement Screening
Screening concepts, pre-participation screening, top tier assessments, FMS design, FMS scoring.
Working with Clients with Lower Back Pain
Use of questionnaires in client consultation, managing goals and expectations, lifestyle and risk assessments.
Exercise Programming for Lower Back Pain
Use of intermediate exercise programming to help correct movement deficits and lower back pain.
Exercise Techniques to correct Movement Deficits and Low Back Pain
Practical use of intermediate technical exercise techniques to correct movement deficits and low back pain.
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 be presented with a case study. They must submit a report that analyses, evaluates and prescribes remedial exercise for a fictitious client. 1,4 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students must perform a full functional movement assessment on a client and recommend remedial corrective actions. 2,3 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. Therefore reassessment on this module will require the student to reattend (i.e. retake) the module in its entirety.

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 Functional anatomy, movement screening, client consultation 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical Applied screening and corrective strategies 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Functional movement and low back pain 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study As required 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cook, G. 2011, Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies, Lotus Publishing Sussex [ISBN: 978-1905367337]
  • McGill, S. 2007, Low Back Disorders, 2nd Ed., Human Kinetics Champaign, Illinois [ISBN: 978-0736066921]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Cook, G. 2003, Athletic Body in Balance, Human Kinetics Champaign, Illinois [ISBN: 978-0736042284]
  • Boyle, M. 2011, Advances in Functional Training: Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes, Lotus Publishing Sussex [ISBN: 978-1905367313]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: Journal of Strength and Conditioning
  • Journal: Physician and Sports Medicine

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 8 Elective