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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Applied Studies in Athletics & HRA
Module Code SS131
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Nathan Gavigan
Semester 2: Nathan Gavigan
Autumn: Nathan Gavigan
Module TeachersNathan Gavigan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will cover a large range of Athletics events and the core principal of Health Related Activities with a specific focus on how to teach this content in post-primary schools

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify a Range of Athletics events
2. Select and use appropriate assessment procedures on athletic performances.
3. Demonstrate the following transferable skills: group work skills, problem solving and observational skills.
4. Identify and describe the benefits of physical activity participation, the components of fitness, and the principles of training, and discuss how this content should be applied in Junior Cycle physical education
5. Devise appropriate lesson plans related to age and ability, that ensure continuity and progression, to integrate a health related activity learning focus within PE lessons.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Laboratory36No Description
Independent Study65No Description
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

Lyons, F., Belton, S., Crean, N., Joy, E. (2020) Peak Performance: Setting a Personal Best for Leaving Certificate PE. D

Lyons, F., Belton, S., Crean, N., O’Mahony, I. (2018) Active For Life: A Complete Record of Learning for Junior Cycle PE

Department of Education and Science 2003, Junior Cycle Physical Education, The Stationary Office, Government Publication

Department of Education and Skills 2015, Framework for Junior Cycle, Dublin

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment 2017, Wellbeing Guidelines for Junior Cycle, NCCA Dublin

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment 2017, NCCA Junior Cycle PE Short Course Exemplar, NCCA Dublin

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Weekly lab book integrating different components of the module40%n/a
In Class TestIn class test40%n/a
Group project Group lesson plans20%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

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
    PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.

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