Postgraduate Course: Paediatric Factors in Sport (EDUA11332)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||As interest in training for sport performance increases, it is important to fully critique the application of predominantly adult-based research with young athletes. The young person and exercise is a controversial and complex topic, with government guidelines advocating the promotion of physical activity for health-related benefits, whilst there are perceived to be potential risks associated with intensive training at an early age. The child and adolescent are physiologically distinct from adults and any such training must take account of how these differences impact on the short and long-term responses to exercise. This course will consider the physical, physiological and psychological developmental aspects that impact on training and sports performance, including the possibility of injury or damage from early training.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the process of growth and maturation as it relates to physiological and psycho-social factors which impact on performance.
- Show critical awareness of complex and ethical issues about physical training of young people.
- Make informed judgements based on current professional practice regarding training for young people.
- Apply transformational pedagogy to improve performance of young people.
|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)
- recognise diversity of opinion in strength and conditioning, reflecting and evaluating this range and formulating justified and evidence-based ideas for application
- reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments in strength and conditioning
- transfer knowledge, skills and abilities from one professional context to another (e.g., sports vs. health context, or between different sports)
|Course organiser||Prof John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
|Course secretary||Mr Nick Marks
Tel: (0131 6)51 4110