Module Title: Applied Anatomy and Sport Physiology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 5 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 functional movement analysis tasks, including joint actions and stretching and strengthening exercises for principal muscles, basic instructional skills in the areas of circuit training, resistance training, core stability, warm ups and cool downs • Problem Solving Exercises – Students will work as part of a team and will work together 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.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations to endurance training
LO2 Distinguish between the possible causes of fatigue during exercise of different intensity and duration and describe the causes and impact of overtraining
LO3 Display a basic level of competency with regard to exercise demonstration and exercise instruction in (i) circuit training; (ii) resistance training and (iii) core stability and warm up/cool down
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
Warm-up and Cool-down
RAMP method, static vs dynamic stretching
Fatigue & Overtraining
• Causes of fatigue & implications for training • Over-reaching, overtraining/ unexplained underperformance syndrome – causes, impact on bodily systems & prevention
Adaptations to Training
• Cardiovascular • Respiratory • Metabolic
Exercise and Fitness Instructional Skills
• Circuit Training • Resistance Training • Core Stability
Physiological demands of team sports
Hurling/Camogie, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby
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 RAMP warm up / circuit training /cool down assessment 3 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

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 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 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBGAA_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (GAA) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 2 Mandatory