Module Title:Applied Athletic Development 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in one theory class of one hour duration and two one hour practicals per week throughout the year. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, PowerPoint presentations and online learning support where appropriate. The practical classes will consist of bodyweight/ resistance conditioning and core stability training, involving both master classes and student teaching. The primary focus will be on developing students’ movement and resistance training competencies and also enhancing their practical skills and confidence in exercise instruction and basic programme planning.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge to enhance their physical development ,mental preparation and self-management skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Display a basic level of proficiency with regard to exercise performance and instruction.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of training and their application to the health related components of fitness in designing basic exercise programmes
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of choosing a healthy and active lifestyle
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
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Lifestyle/Social Issues
Creating positive Hobbies & Pastimes for an athlete. Understand the benefits of choosing a healthy and active lifestyle. Lifestyle balance. Training, performance and diet diary’s. Introduction to time management
Performance and Instructional skills
Movement preparation and core stability training: relevant anatomy; activation cues; instruction in core stability exercises; basic mat-work and progressions; movement analysis; warm ups and cool downs; flexibility (types of stretching and their practical application. Resistance Training (Introduction): safety in weights room, warm-up, basic resistance exercises; teaching cues and safety points for each exercise, identification of technique error and correction. Undergo fitness testing and receive results and feedback on key individual improvement goals in relation to results
Programme design and progression
Basic gym and sport specific programme design and progression using FITT principals
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Completion of an athletic development portfolio/log to be done over full term. 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical / fitness testing of physical/skill performance and teaching competencies 1,2 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus 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 1.00
Practicals Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSBC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport, Business and Coaching 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 1 Mandatory