Postgraduate Course: Physio-Mechanical Aspects of Resistance Training (EDUA11056)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Resistance training is a cornerstone of most sports training programmes thus adequate knowledge of resistance training principles as well as the practical aspects of resistance training is paramount for a wide range of professionals. This module is concerned with improvement of athletic performance through resistance training. The course includes a brief overview of various biochemical and physiological systems and 1) provides a comprehensive comparative overview of the biochemical, biomechanical and physiological responses and adaptations to resistive training 2) provides a comprehensive study of training theory and methodologies with emphasis on enhancement of maximum strength, power and high intensity exercise endurance, and 3) provides practical, hands-on experience with various resistance training exercises and techniques.
Learning outcomes will be achieved by methods including lectures, demonstrations, workshops and directed reading.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 3 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 13,
Formative Assessment Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will include a term paper on a topic approved by the module co-ordinator. Assignment - 4000 words.
|No Exam Information
| At the completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Evaluate basic physiological and biomechanical information related to the understanding of strength power and high intensity exercise endurance performance.
2. Describe both low and high level strength power and high intensity exercise endurance performance.
3. Compare the training adaptations related to resistance training to those of typical aerobic conditioning or combination training.
4. Relate information concerning training concepts leading to the construction of rational training protocols for enhancing strength power high intensity exercise endurance for various types of athletes and fitness programs.
|Course organiser||Dr Tony Turner
Tel: (0131 6)51 6003
|Course secretary||Ms Denise Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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