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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Conditioning Science 1:Theoretical Approaches
Module Code SS105
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: David Nolan
Semester 2: David Nolan
Autumn: David Nolan
Module TeachersDavid Nolan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to design and deliver effective S&C programs in both performance and recreational exercise settings. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of strength and conditioning that underpin effective training strategies

Learning Outcomes

1. Reflect on the fundamental principles of strength and conditioning for health & performance
2. Recognise the key technical elements and make recommendations to enhance performance in a variety of multi-joint exercises, jumping, landing, changing direction and sprinting
3. Differentiate between suitable training strategies for affecting change in aerobic and anaerobic fitness for health and performance
4. Perform a needs analysis for a given sport/athlete and design a suitable training program tailored to improving specific components of fitness
5. Search for and critically-appraise scientific literature

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12No Description
Laboratory25Labs and practicals
Independent Study52No Description
Directed learning36Specified learning activities
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative Syllabus

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class TestMid term exam50%Week 10
Group assignmentGroup case study in S&C: Needs Analysis50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Baechle T.R. and Earle R. W. (Editors). National Strength and Conditoning Association.: 2008, Essentials of strength and conditioning, 3rd, Human Kinetics,
  • Fleck S.J. and Kramer W.J.: 2003, Designing resistance training programmes, 3rd, Human Kinetics,
  • Wilmore J.H., Costill D.L. and Kenny W.L.: 2008, Physiology of sport and exercise, 4th, Human Kinetics,
  • Maud P.J. and Foster C. (Editors).: 2006, Physiological assessment of human fitness, Human Kinetics,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision24-SEP-08

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