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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Conditioning Science 3:Delivering Performance
Module Code SS210
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 to design and deliver effective S&C programs in a high-performance setting.

Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish between the primary training phases within an annual training plan and identify training priorities for athletes/teams within each phase
2. Identify suitable load management strategies to enhance performance, minimize the risk of over-training and reduce risk of injury
3. Recognize and consider the most effective communication strategies when coaching and cueing athletes
4. Search for and critically-appraise scientific literature

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12Individual topic areas
Directed learning36Specified learning activities
Independent Study52No 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

Periodization and planning

Load management strategies

Maintaining conditioning in-season

Integrated training strategies

Recovery and regeneration strategies

Coaching science: effective communication

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizVideo based MCQ assessing coaching competencies30%Week 8
Group project Students will be required to deliver a 20-minute group presentation with 5 minutes of questions on an annual training program for a given sport/athlete. You will be marked as a group on this presentation (worth 40% of the module). Each member of the group will be expected to contribute to the presentation. Students are also required to submit an accompanying individual report (1,000 words max) outlining the training program (worth 30% of the module). This report is not limited to individual sections that may be allocated as part of the group presentation and should encompass all aspects of the training program.70%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,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision21-SEP-06

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