Module Title:Strength and Conditioning for Older Adults
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered as two one hour lectures and one two hour practical per week for 15 weeks. This may include: staff-led lectures, open discussion forum, guest speakers and practical strength and conditioning sessions. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related information will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports and group project work.
Module Aim: To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the physiology of ageing and the potentially prophylactic role of physical activity and exercise on ameliorating the effects of the aging process, and to enhance their ability to design and implement safe and effective exercise programmes for older adults.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop an understanding of the physiology of ageing
LO2 Critically review the role of exercise, functional fitness and a physically active lifestyle in disease prevention, health promotion and quality of life in older adults
LO3 Critically analyse the physiological adaptations to exericse training in older adults
LO4 Identify and understand the challenging barriers and changing needs related to exercise uptake and adherence in the older adult with and without chronic disease/disease risk factors
LO5 Understand, design and implement safe and effective exercise programmes for older adults, to include appropriate screening and testing to meet individual needs, abilities and limitations
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 2 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory/Practical 1.1
Age-related changes in the physiological systems of the body
Theory/Practical 1.2
Benefits of a physically active lifestyle, resistance-based and aerobic exercise in older adults
Theory/Practical 1.3
Acute responses and chronic adaptations to resistance-based and aerobic exercise training in older adults
Theory/Practical 1.4
Screening and fitness testing older adults
Theory/Practical 1.5
Design and implementation of safe and effective exercise programmes to improve functional strength and fitness and quality of life in older adults
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Practical40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Project and/or Powerpoint presentation 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment 5 40.00 Sem 1 End
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
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.33
Total Hours 100.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 3 Mandatory