Module Title:Functional Screening & Fitness Testing
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
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 functional screening and fitness assessment tasks • Problem Solving Exercises – Students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various tasks associated with interpretation of data 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: To provide science students with the knowledge to select, record and interpret the appropriate physiological test/s for the respective sports person. In addition, the aim is to develop the students’ practical skills in conducting a variety of physiological tests. To provide the students with the knowledge to understand, administer and interpret basic functional movement screening tools and to prescribe basic corrective exercises based on findings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Accurately measure, record and interpret the result of a number of physiological measurements.
LO2 Appraise and select appropriate physiological tests for a variety of sports.
LO3 Understand the concepts of basic functional movement screening
LO4 Administer a series of functional screening tests, recognise dysfunctional movement patterns and interpret findings
LO5 Prescribe and demonstrate basic corrective exercise strategies
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concepts of functional movement screening
Administration of movement screening tests ; Use of screening tools; Recognition and understanding dysfunctional movement patterns and muscle imbalances; Basic corrective exercises – muscle recruitment, strengthening and stretching;
Fitness Testing
Screening procedures and practices; Procedural and safety issues; Measurement of anthropometrics, power, strength, reactive agility, local muscle endurance, aerobic/anaerobic endurance, acceleration and maximum speed.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assignment : Corrective exercise plan, based on functional movement screen 3,4,5 20.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Presentation on current fitness testing methods applied to various sports. 1,2 30.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Functional movement screening practical exam 3,4,5 50.00 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 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Total Hours 100.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBGAA_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 2 Mandatory