|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To examine chronic adaptations of the human body to exercise and enable students to conduct a range of fitness and performance testing protocols and justify their use.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Explain the mechanisms behind the chronic responses of the human body to exercise.|
||Explain the underlying physiology related to various fitness and performance testing protocols.|
||Collect and interpret data from selected physiological tests.|
||Explain the strengths and weaknesses of outcome measures relevant to athletic populations.|
Indicative Module Content
The chronic adaptations of the human body to exercise, including those of the cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular systems; physiological needs analysis in a sporting context; assessment of fitness variables including: body composition assessment (ISAK level 1 proforma), aerobic power assessment (submaximal and maximal VO2max estimates) power assessment (wingate test, jump tests), muscular endurance assessment (push up test), flexibility assessment (joint range of movement), strength assessment (1RM, 5RM and 10RM), speed assessment (5m, 10m, 30m sprints), agility assessment (505, Illinois, t-test) and assessment of lactate threshold.
Indicative Student Workload
|Online Study packs||14|
|81||Mode of Delivery|
A combination of lectures and online study packs which are both supported by practical classes and tutorials.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Observed Structured Practical Exam
|1.||TANNER, R.K. & GORE, C.J., 2013. Physiological tests for elite athletes. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics|
|2.||WINTER, E.M., 2007. Sport and exercise physiological testing guidelines. London: Routledge|
|3.||BAECHLE, T.R. & EARLE, R.W., 2008. Essentials of strength training and conditioning. 3rd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.|
|4.||BEAM, W., & ADAMS, G., 2013. Exercise physiology laboratory manual. 7th ed. London: McGraw-Hill|
|5.||AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE., 2014. ACSM’s resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription. 7th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|
|6.||HOFFMAN, J., 2006. Norms for fitness performance and health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics|
A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.
A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has participated in at least two research projects (either as a participant or an assistant).