Module Title:Strength and Conditioning: Applied Coaching 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module includes both large-group and small-group classes, alongside tutor-directed and self-directed independent student learning. The large group lecture classes will include interactive learning activities and formative assessment tasks such as discussions and quizzes. The small group practical classes will provide students with the opportunity to experience different types of exercise training and to develop the technical and communication skills required in coaching.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning exercise training for the development of endurance, stability and muscular strength; and their skills in coaching these aspects of fitness for sport and health.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the principles of exercise training and their application to sport- and health-related fitness.
LO2 Display skills in planning, demonstrating and coaching exercise sessions designed to develop endurance.
LO3 Display skills in planning, demonstrating and coaching exercise sessions designed to develop stability.
LO4 Display skills in planning, demonstrating and coaching exercise sessions designed to develop muscular strength.
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
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.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory: Exercise training
Concepts of physical activity, exercise and sport; role of exercise training in sports performance; role of exercise training in maintenance of physical and mental health; core principles of exercise training.
Theory and practice: Training for endurance
Defining endurance and metabolic conditioning; role of endurance in sports performance; role of endurance in health; measuring and monitoring exercise intensity; use of intensity zones in the development of endurance.
Theory and practice: Training for stability
Defining stability; role of stability in sports performance; role of stability in health; static exercises for stability in different postures; dynamic exercises for stability in different postures; exercise variations, adaptations and progressions.
Theory and practice: Training for muscular strength
Defining strength; role of muscular strength in sports performance; role of muscular strength in health; planes of movement; principles of movement; compound and isolation exercises for strength; exercise variations, adaptations and progressions.
Coaching skills: Communication
Working with individuals and groups; verbal and non-verbal communication; demonstrations; exercise cues; use of feedback; listening skills.
Coaching skills: Safety
Health screening; safe use of equipment; safety of training environment; athlete- and client-appropriate exercise adaptations; exercise supervision and spotting.
Coaching skills: Session design
Function and structure of warm-ups; identification of session focus (single or multiple components of fitness); choice of exercises; sequencing of exercises; rest types and duration; session cool-downs and acute recovery.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Practical50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Portfolio of assessments such as multiple choice quizzes, exercise analyses and session plans. 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Evaluation of skills in planning, demonstrating and coaching exercises designed to develop strength, stability and endurance 1,2,3,4 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
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 1 Mandatory
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 1 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 1 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 1 Mandatory