Module Title:App Anatomy and Sport Physiology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Lectures – The lecturer will use a combination of lecture, Questions & Answers, group discussion, PowerPoint presentation and CD-Rom support where appropriate. • Practicals – Students will work in pairs and small groups on (i) applied anatomy and functional movement analysis tasks, including joint actions and stretching and strengthening exercises for principal muscles (Term 1) (ii) basic instructional skills in the areas of circuit training, resistance training and core stability (Term 2) • Problem Solving Exercises – Students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various tasks associated with applied anatomy and sports physiology in both theory and practical classes. • Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – The module will be supported with on-line learning materials through Blackboard. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – The emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ scientific knowledge and understanding of bodily systems responses to exercise and sports performance. Students will be introduced to a broad range of topics in the area of applied anatomy and sports physiology, giving them a framework within which to understand how sportspeople respond and adapt to different types of training. Students will gain an understanding of how to prescribe appropriate and effective training programmes to enable the sportsperson to achieve optimum performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology (bones, joints, spinal column and muscles) to basic functional movement and exercise prescription
LO2 Explain the principles of training and their application to the components of fitness in designing effective training programmes
LO3 Recognise the relative contribution of aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism in the design of periodised training programmes for different sports
LO4 Apply the physiological basis of warm-up and cool-down to different sports
LO5 Describe the basic principles of muscle contraction and the factors that influence force development
LO6 Distinguish between the possible causes of fatigue during exercise of different intensity and duration and describe the causes and impact of overtraining
LO7 Describe the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations to endurance training
LO8 Display a basic level of competency with regard to exercise demonstration and exercise instruction in (i) circuit training; (ii) resistance training and (iii) core stability
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Basic & Applied Anatomy
• Structural and functional characteristics of bone and muscle • Functional anatomy and movement analysis (origin and insertion of muscles, joint actions, stretching and strengthening exercises for principal muscles)
Components of Fitness & Principles of Training
• Health and performance-related components of fitness defined • Application of principles of training to components of fitness • Basic principles of programme planning & periodisation • Application of programme planning to stages of development/LTPAD
Basic Energy Systems
• Aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism • Training the energy systems • Energy cost/physiological demands of field games; design of appropriate training programmes
Warm-up and Cool-down
Muscle Contraction
• Basic physiology of muscle contraction • Characteristics of muscle fibre types • Factors affecting generation of force
Fatigue & Overtraining
• Causes of fatigue & implications for training • Over-reaching, overtraining/ unexplained underperformance syndrome – causes, impact on bodily systems & prevention
Adaptations to Training
• Cardiovascular • Respiratory • Metabolic
Exercise and Fitness Instructional Skills
• Circuit Training • Introduction to Resistance Training • Core Stability
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other In class examination at the end of Term 1 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 6
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Functional anatomy practical assessment at the end of Term 1 Exercise instruction assessment at the end of Term 2 1,2,4,8 30.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 3 Hour Written Examination 1,2,3,5,6,7 60.00 End-of-Semester

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 2.00
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 1 Mandatory