Module Title:Paediatric Strength & Conditioning
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered with one theory hour (lecture) and one double hour practical class per week. Lectures will be taught using a combination of PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, case studies, guest speakers, problem-base learning, student presentations and online media resources to provide them with a broad overview of the fundamental concepts and the science underpinning strength and conditioning in youths. Practical classes will provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate and progress their conpetent practical skills confidence to implement a training programme to that target age profile.The student will be required to supplement taught lectures and practical classes with independent reading and research in the area of youth strength and conditioning. Self-directed learning will be complemented by group discussions and problem based learning that use both face-to-face and online modes of delivery.
Module Aim: To provide the student with a practical and theoretical sciencific knowledge of the growth and maturation processes the growing years in order to minimise injury risk, maximise training adaptations and long term athlete/physical development paediatric
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss the fundamental concepts in paediatric with the impact of growth and maturation on physiological system, physical participation and sports performance
LO2 Demonstrate and competently coach fundamental movement skills with age appropriate exercises.
LO3 Formulate and implement safe, enjoyable, individualised and age-appropriate exercise training programs to develop and improve all components of fitness in youths with or without clinical impairments, including asthma, obesity, and diabetes
LO4 Analyse and critically evaluate the contemporary issues in paediatric strength and conditioning, including injuries and injury prevention preogramme.
LO5 Analyse the long term athlete development pathway in youth
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Indicative Content
Maturity-associated variation in growth and performance. Acute and chronic adaptations to exercise training in youths. Development of physical fitness qualities in youths. Planning, monitoring and evaluating safe and age-appropriate exercise training programs based on the young athlete’s physical, psychological and emotional maturity in addition to the demands of the sport. Contemporary issues in youth strength & conditioning, including periodisation strategies to reduce incidence of injury and prevent overtraining, optimal nutrition for youth development, children with clinical impairments and safety of various exercise training strategies in youths.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Practical50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation 10-15 minute presentation of a individualised training programme for a specific youth 1,4,5 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Competent coaching of real world applied learning youth programme. 2,3 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 120.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 3 Mandatory
Discussion Note: co-author Paul Byrne