Module Title:Periodisation
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 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 and PowerPoint presentations where appropriate; Problem Solving Exercises – Students will work individually and and in small groups to resolve various tasks associated with periodisation plannning. 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 – There will be a strong emphasis on self-directed and independent learning which will develop autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of current periodisation concepts and how these can be applied to achieve optimal athletic performance for individual athletes and teams
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Display and understanding of and apply advanced periodisation principals : design of preparatory, competitive and transition training programmes, practical application of programme design for specific sports, application of macro, meso and micro cycles, preparation for competition, peaking and tapering
LO2 Critically appraise and apply different periodisation models (traditional, block and conjugate) to long term athletic development programmes.
LO3 Display a thorough critical understanding of the principles and components that underpin training adaptations to strength and conditioning
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
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
History; Benefits to team sport athletes; Appropriate design of training programmes using periodisation principles/concepts.
Data Analysis & Programme Planning
Interpretation of fitness testing data against age-appropriate and sport-specific norms; Critical appraisal and application of data to periodisation programme development
Load Monitoring
GPS technology, RPE, use in peridoisation plan monitoring
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Periodisation project: to include an age appropriate and sport-specific training and strength and conditioning programme for a team over a full season taking into account key periodisation principals and concepts 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Practical
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 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 7.00
Total Hours 10.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 7 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 7 Mandatory