Module Title: Periodisation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in two theory class of one hour duration and a double hour practical per week. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, PowerPoint presentation and CD-Rom support where appropriate. The practical work will comprise demonstration and instruction in different training methods. Students will work in pairs and small groups in designing and implementing age-appropriate and sport-specific periodised strength and conditioning programmes. There will be a strong focus on peer review and independent learning, with students being expected to work with college sports teams and/or local school/club teams to apply the skills they have acquired in earlier years.
Module Aim: This module aims develop the students knowledge and understanding of the various periodisation models. Students will apply the scientific knowledge to design, monitor and implement sport specific conditioning programmes. The demonstration and presentation of periodisation will be in line with 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 Analyse and critically appraise the results of fitness tests in the design of appropriate and effective training programmes.
LO2 Design, implement and critically evaluate sport specific, individual training programmes including an understanding of the various models to monitor training load.
LO3 Compile two case study reports (1 individual and 1 group/team) that demonstrate and synthesise periodised strength and conditioning programmes.
LO4 Display a thorough critical understanding of the principles and components that underpin training adaptations to strength and conditioning.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Exercise and Fitness Instruction; Athletic Assessment and Monitoring; Principles of Strength and Conditioning; Strength and Conditioning; Functional Screening

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Training theory, principles of training, variables of training. Models of periodisation for a number of sports. Periodisation for specific training adaptations, strength, speed, agility, endurance. Designing micro, meso and macrocycle training plans. Methods of combining the various elements to achieve peak performance. Critical understand the importance of training load, wellness and fatigue monitoring as an integral component of periodisation.
Performance Fitness Testing & Data Analysis
Practical application to individuals, groups and teams. Critical analysis and interpretation of results. Design of age-specific and sport-specific training programmes
Strength & Conditioning
Practical application to groups and teams
Case Studies
Design of case study reports (individual and group/team); Application of testing in designing appropriate periodised strength and conditioning programmes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
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
Portfolio Detailed logbook to be submitted at the end of the year showing: (i) Records of screening and fitness testing data and application to programme planning (ii) Rational for programme design (iii) Periodisation and monitoring of programmes (iv) Logged supervision of programmes 1,2 10.00 n/a
Essay 2,000 word synopsis of current literature of periodisation including wellness monitoring methods. 4 10.00 Sem 1 End
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Compile two case study reports (1 individual and 1 group/team) that demonstrate a synthesis and critical appraisal of screening, fitness testing design and implementation of periodised strength and conditioning programmes 1,2,3,4 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 180.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 4 Mandatory