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Postgraduate Course: Physio-Mechanical Aspects of Resistance Training (SPRT11011)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryResistance training is a cornerstone of most sports training programmes, thus adequate knowledge and understanding of resistance training principles, as well as the practical aspects of resistance training, is paramount for a wide range of professionals. This course is concerned with improvement of athletic performance through resistance training. The course further develops theoretical concepts from Conditioning Physiology, with emphasis on the physiological and biomechanical demands of specific resistance exercises. The application and delivery of such interventions is examined through practical sessions in the weights room and gym. Physiological theories and methodologies of training and periodisation are developed towards the design and application of appropriate training programmes.
Course description This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Human Performance Science, or (2) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC).

Please note that this course is normally delivered in a single week with 5 full days of delivery, including a mix of lecture, seminars, group work and practical sessions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 14/01/2019
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Oral presentation and defence (100%)
Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching sessions throughout the course. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are to be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided.

Formative Feedback - During the course there will be an organised feedback session where students can present their initial ideas and training programme for assessed oral presentation. Tutors will provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses to help students to work towards the assignment submission.

Summative Feedback - You will receive feedback for the assessed oral presentations, including general feedback, but also some individual feedback about your own presentation.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the physiological and biomechanical demands of strength, power and endurance resistance training exercises, as well as subsequent adaptations.
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current theories and methodologies of training programme design, recognising current issues.
  3. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning suitable training sessions and programmes, with reference to supporting theories and evidence.
  4. Communicate and defend a training programme designed and developed through critical use of research evidence and theory, considering professional guidelines and practical limitations.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills During this course students will have the opportunity to:
- search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant literature and information in order to develop their knowledge and understanding relating to strength and conditioning
- critically question current strength and conditioning knowledge and training recommendations and how they relate to global challenges (e.g., health issues vs. performance)
- exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in academic activities, including decision making on the basis of independent thought
- reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments in strength and conditioning
- communicate using oral and written methods to specialist (e.g., staff, strength and conditioning coaches, sport scientists) and non-specialist audiences (e.g., athletes, research participants)
- engage in critical discussion demonstrating listening skills, effective use of evidence and own experience to support assertions, and clear articulation of points
- be familiar with the sports performance environment and integrate sufficiently well to provide justified input
- have the confidence to make informed decisions relating to problems and issues in strength and conditioning
- develop their strength and conditioning skills and attributes towards professional standards (UKSCA)
- design suitable and informed strength and conditioning programmes, primarily for use by athletes.
Course organiserDr Tony Turner
Tel: (0131 6)51 6003
Course secretaryMiss Delia Ioana Georgescu
Tel: (0131 6)51 6668
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