Module Title:Physical Activity for Special Populations
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in 1 x1 hour lecture and one two-hour practical per week. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, case studies, presentations and guest lectures where appropriate. Practical work will involve planning, implementing and evaluating practical adapted physical activity sessions for a range of population groups.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles of exercise prescription and adaptation of activities for a broad range of population groups including those with chronic disease (e.g. children/older adults/pregnancy/asthma/diabetes/cancer).
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe the multidisciplinary needs of various special population groups in relation to physical activity, exercise and physical fitness
LO2 Understand, design and implement safe and effective exercise programmes for various populations, to include appropriate screening and testing to meet individual needs, abilities and limitations
LO3 Critically review the role of exercise, functional fitness and a physically active lifestyle in disease prevention, health promotion and quality of life
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

8133 MTDS Adapted Physical Activity
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pathophysiology and implications for sport and exercise
Pathophysiology of a range of conditions. Physiological implications of exercise on a range of population groups (children, adolescents, pregnant women, older adults, those with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, respiratory disease etc) and reflection of this in programme planning and implementation. Identification of relevant nutritional adaptations/recommendations for specific populations.
Consultation Process
Needs analysis, goal setting, exercise adherence, behaviour change, managing expectations.
Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription For Special Populations
Exploration of the role of exercise, functional fitness and a physically active lifestyle in disease prevention, health promotion and quality of life. Application of the principles of training to specific populations. Development of cardiovascular/resistance training programmes for various population groups.
Fitness assessment
Identification of methods of fitness assessment and issues related to special population groups
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Practical50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The continuous assessment strategy may incorporate one or some of the following: essay, portfolio, presentation, reflective log, case study,written report. 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation The practical assessment may include a portfolio/reflective log or the development and implementation of sample sessions for a particular population group. The practical component may also be linked to the continuous assessment element. 1,2,3 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 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 8 Elective
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 8 Elective