Postgraduate Course: Conditioning Physiology (EDUA11053)
|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||A critical knowledge and understanding of the physiology underpinning specific sports will inform the application of particular preparation strategies. This is of particular importance in relation to the design, prescription and implementation of evidence-based exercise and training to enhance performance. This course will develop critical awareness of the physiological demands of a range of sports and populations as well as suitable physiological and performance testing approaches in applied contexts. The research evidence to support current training recommendations will be evaluated.
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).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Other Study Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Overall mark will be a weighted average of:
Data Assignment (50%)
Written Assignment - 2000 words (50%)
||Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching sessions throughout the semester. 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 for all assessments on this course.
Formative Feedback - During the course there will be organised tasks to prepare you for the data assignment. In advance you will be asked to complete an example and then you can compare your responses with the model answers. This will be combined with general advice regarding preparation.
Summative Feedback - You will receive written feedback for the 2000 word assignment and the data assignment, including general and individual feedback.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the physiological parameters associated with a range of sporting activities and how training affects these parameters.
- Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge of the physiological rationale and current evidence for specific sport and exercise physiology topics identified in this course.
- Critically identify and be able to apply relevant physiological and performance-based tests for different sports, within safe and ethical professional practice.
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the physiological principles and theories of training.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During this course students will have the opportunity to:
1. 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
2. critically question current strength and conditioning knowledge and training recommendations and how they relate to global challenges (e.g., health issues vs. performance)
3. be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning, and are committed to professional development, self-evaluation and self-improvement
4. recognise diversity of opinion in strength and conditioning, reflecting and evaluating this range and formulating justified and evidence-based ideas for application
5. transfer knowledge, skills and abilities from one professional context to another (e.g., sports vs. health context, or between different sports)
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||10 x 2-hour interactive sessions including lectures, group work and debates
|Course organiser||Dr Tony Turner
Tel: (0131 6)51 6003
|Course secretary||Mr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206