Module Title:Applied Anatomy and Sport Physiology
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 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 online quizzes where appropriate. • Practicals – Students will work in pairs and small groups on (i) applied anatomy and resistance training tasks, including joint actions and stretching and strengthening exercises for principal muscles • Problem Solving Exercises – Students will work individually and as part of a team 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 Demonstrate an understanding of aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism in the human body and how these systems can be trained to achieve optimal physical performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Basic Energy Systems
• Aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism • Training the energy systems • Design of appropriate training programmes
Muscle Contraction
• Basic physiology of muscle contraction • Characteristics of muscle fibre types • Factors affecting generation of force
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 1. Compound lifting assessment in gym/anatomy exam. Students will be asked to preform and teach specific compound exercises 1 30.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written Examination 1,2,3 70.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Practicals Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport, Business and Coaching 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 1 Mandatory