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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Sports Skills and Techniques 3: Exercise prescription and practice
Module Code SS201
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
Coursework Only

This module is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical competencies to design and deliver effective S&C programs in a high-performance setting. Students will be introduced to advanced resistance training techniques and conditioning strategies to enhance athletic performance

Learning Outcomes

1. Recognise deficiencies in basic movement patterns and make recommendations to enhance efficiency of movement
2. Recognise the key technical elements and make recommendations to enhance performance in a variety of weightlifting exercises
3. Identify complementary training strategies to simultaneously enhance performance in variety of components of fitness
4. Search for and critically-appraise scientific literature

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12No Description
Laboratory25Practical classes
Fieldwork36Specified learning activities.
Independent Study52Autonomous student learning
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

Needs assessment

Screening process and referral

Programme design (for development of aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility, body composition).

Instructor/participant reinforcement (observation, correction, positive and negative feedback)

Case Studies and Programming for various clients.

Programme evaluation (critical analysis and evaluation)

Music and choreograph


Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentMovement screen and accompanying report20%Week 4
Loop QuizVideo based MCQ40%Week 8
Group project Case study presentation40%Week 12
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 Conditioning Association.: 2008, Essentials of strength and conditioning, 3rd, Human Kinetics,
  • Joyce, David and Lewindon, D. (Editors).: 2014, High Performance Training for Sports, 1st, Human Kinetics,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
AFUAge Friendly University Programme
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision07-OCT-10

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