Module Title:Strength & Conditioning (Resistance & Olympic Lifts)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in one theory class of one hour duration and a double hour practical per week. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, PowerPoint presentation and CR-Rom support where appropriate. The practical work will comprise demonstration and instruction in training methods to develop the various performance-related components of fitness. The primary focus however will be on developing students’ practical skills and confidence in conducting training sessions. There will be a focus on developing and designing training methods with a sport-specific focus.
Module Aim: To provide students with the ability to demonstrate and coach basic and applied resistance training exercises including olympic lifts in a safe and effective manner. In addition, the student will gain the scientific knowledge to design and implement sport specific conditioning programmes in relation to resistance training and olympic lifts. The demonstrating and coaching of these exercises will be in line with professional accreditations (ASCC from the UKSCA and the CSCS from the NSCA).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate and coach advanced resistance training exercises.
LO2 Demonstrate and analyse Olympic lift technique and exercise variations.
LO3 Design and implement sport specific resistance training and olympic lifting programmes.
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles of resistence training
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 1 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Olympic lifts
Teaching technique and progression.
Resistance Training
Resistance training for specific sports. Exercise progressions to include intensity, volume and recovery variations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Practical50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Group task 4 20.00 n/a
Case Studies Group task 4 20.00 n/a
Essay Critical review of the scientific principles underpinning an element of resistance/olympic lifting training. 4 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment 1,3 25.00 Sem 2 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assessment 2,3 25.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 75.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 2 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 2 Mandatory