Module Title:Applied Strength and Reconditioning
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered as two theory hours (lecture) and two double hour practical classes per week. Lectures will be taught using a combination of PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, case studies, guest speakers, problem-base learning, student presentations and online media resources to provide them with a thorough understanding broad overview of the fundamental concepts and the science underpinning advanced resistance training in strength and conditioning. Practical classes will provide the student with an opportunity to develop and progress their applied practical skills and to gain confidence with competent coaching through collaborative learning. The student will be required to supplement taught lectures and practical classes with independent reading and research in the area of strength and conditioning. Self-directed learning will be complemented by group discussions and problem based learning that use both face-to-face and online modes of delivery
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to applied strength and conditioning methods and competent coaching techniques associated with the design of training programmes both to enhance human performance in sport and returning from injury in line with professional accreditation (UKSCA, ASCA, NSCA). To assesses athlete’s functional movement competence and appropriate corrective exercises.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop a sport-specific resistance training programme for strength, power and hypertrophy that includes training goals frequency, loads, exercise type, variations and progressions to enhance performance or returning from injury.
LO2 Describe the importance of periodisation, needs analysis and training phase planning to strength and conditioning programmes for individual athletes or team setting.
LO3 Critically analyse functional movement patterns and apply appropriate corrective strategies
LO4 Critically evaluate linking the principles of soft tissue healing process with the stages of healing both in terms of physiology and psychology of injury.
LO5 Critically assess the practical application of strength and conditioning in a reconditioning programme for the most common neuromusculoskeletal injuries from the acute stage to returning to competition in different sports.
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
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Case studies 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment 1,2,4 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written examination 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 End-of-Semester

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 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 5 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 5 Mandatory