Module Title:Exercise & Fitness Instruction 2 (Speed & Plyometrics)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in one theory classes of one hour duration and two one hour practicals per week. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, PowerPoint presentation and CD-Rom support where appropriate. The Exercise and Fitness practical work will involve both master classes and student teaching. The primary focus will be on developing students’ practical skills and confidence in exercise instruction and programme planning.
Module Aim: To provide students with the scientific knowledge to formulate, conduct and critically analyse effective speed, agility & plyometric training programmes. Carried out in accordance with the long term pathway to enable athletes and players of all levels to achieve optimum performance. These programmes will be delivered in line with the 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 Display a basic level of competency with regard to exercise demonstration and instruction in (i) Speed and Agility (ii) Plyometric training
LO2 Demonstrate and coach safe and effective plyometric drills and programmes.
LO3 Design and implement sport specific training drills to develop plyometrics, linear and multidirectional speed capabilities.
LO4 Understand the practical application of the scientific principles of training to programme design and progression
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
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Exercise & Fitness Instruction
Instructional Skills in speed, agility and plyometric training including aspects relating to safety, technique, identification and correction of errors
Exercise & Fitness Instruction
Programme design and progression; considerations in planning a programme, criteria for monitoring and evaluating the success of a programme, integration with other components of fitness)
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assignment 3,4 25.00 n/a
Other Assignment 3,4 25.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment 1,2 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment 1,2 25.00 n/a
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_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 2 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 2 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 2 Mandatory