HLTH08032 2019 Personal Training

General Details

Full Title
Personal Training
Transcript Title
Personal Training
Code
HLTH08032
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Eimear Donlon, Azura Youell
Programme Membership
SG_SPUBL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health and Health Prom SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

Learners will further enhance their knowledge and practical skills to design, implement and evaluate exercise / physical activity programmes through collecting and analysing client information to ensure the safety and effectiveness of personal exercise programmes.

The student will develop theoretical knowledge in advanced exercise physiology and sports specific training methods, and practical skills to design a 12 week tailored exercise programme for a client and deliver 6 weeks of this programme during the semester.  Exercise programme monitoring and evaluation skills will be applied to make appropriate adaptations and progressions to programmes being rolled out during ‘personal training practice’. 

Leadership qualities, communication skills and motivation strategies required to encourage and empower individuals to adopt and self-sustain regular exercise / physical activity programmes underpin practical exercise programming.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Critically evaluate the acute and chronic physiological implications of various training and recovery strategies.

2.

Apply relevant cognitive-behavioural and psychological theory to conduct an exercise consultation with clients and conduct, record and interpret appropriate health & fitness evaluations as part of the process of need analysis, goal-setting and pre-programme planning.

3.

Plan safe, evidence-based exercise programmes for a variety of clients demonstrating ability to rationalise specific programming decisions.

4.

Deliver personal training to safely and effectively lead exercise sessions targeting various physiological aims, demonstrating the knowledge and ability to operate various methods of exercise monitoring and skills for client correction and motivation.

5.

Adapt and progress programmes appropriately based on objective indices of programme evaluation and client feedback.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time and include lectures, practical workshops and directed learning whereby students will personally train a client outside of class time compiling a portfolio of evidence for assessment purposes.  Practical workshops and various directed learning tasks will prepare students for independently personally training clients, developing their confidence and autonomy both in an exercise environment and to undertake independent research on relevant topics, e.g. training methods.  These approaches are expected to meet the students various learning needs.

A VLE may be used to support learning; a repository for educational and resources and assessment and a portal for directed learning task instructions.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

A. Underpinning theoretical knowledge will be assessed at regular intervals across the semester using computer-based MCQ/short-answer quizzes: 2-3 quizzes worth 10-15% each.

B. Technical programming and instructional skills for selected advanced fitness training methods will be assessed mid-late semester via a performance evaluation on a peer supported by a session plan. (20%)

C. Practical skills relevant to the design and delivery of personal training will be assessed at appropriate stages across the semester keeping pace with the student as they deliver 6 weeks of a pre-planned 12-week programme one-on-one with a real client volunteer employing various forms of assessment which may include but is not limited to:

 - Initial Client Consultation, e.g. transcript / video-recording (10%) - early weeks

 - Pre-exercise health & lifestyle screening / information, e.g. completed questionnaires (5%) - early weeks

 - Pre-exercise health & fitness evaluation e.g. summary of test results (5%) - End Portfolio

 - Outline programme plan for 12 weeks showing periodised approach and proposed progression/variations and means of monitoring sessions (10%) - early weeks

 - Programme Cards for 6 of the 12 weeks from 2 sessions per week of the programme (10%) - End Portfolio

 - Programme process & outcome evaluation, e.g. instructor notes/logs; client feedback/satisfaction scales/logs; objective re-test data (10% - end Portfolio

The student must pass individual elements of the Module (A, B & C above) to acheive a 'Pass Overall' in the subject assuring technical competence.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment will be offered where a student has met the minimum attendance requirements.

Indicative Syllabus

Apply relevant cognitive-behavioural and psychological theory to conduct an exercise consultation with clients and conduct, record and interpret appropriate health & fitness evaluations as part of the process of need analysis, goal-setting and pre-programme planning.

  • Client Appraisal, Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Behavioural Change Theory
  • Selecting, conducting and recording and interpreting data from health & fitness tests

Discuss the acute and chronic physiological implications of various training and recovery strategies.

  • Discuss the acute physiological responses of various training methods
  • Appraise the chronic physiological adaptations to various training methods and factors related to the physiological limitations to continued improvements

Plan safe, evidence-based exercise programmes for a variety of clients demonstrating ability to rationalise specific programming decisions.

  • Principles and concepts relevant to personal training practice
  • Plan a periodised exercise programme specific to the clients needs based on best practice guidelines and review of evidence for effective training strategies applying the principles fo training.

Deliver personal training to safely and effectively lead exercise sessions targeting various physiological aims, demonstrating the knowledge and ability to operate various methods of exercise monitoring and skills for client correction, feedback and motivation.

  • Lead the programme demonstrating effective communication, teaching and motivational strategies and attention to pre-exercise considerations for the instructor (health & safety, risk, equipment, facilities,  space, environment layout, resources/props)
  • Plan and instruct various techniques designed to improve aspects of health and fitness
  • Adhere to the REPs Code of Ethical Conduct when dealing with the client and follow relevant guidelines, legislation and industry standards for personal training practice

Adapt and progress programmes appropriately based on objective indices of programme evaluation and client feedback.

  • Monitor progress on a sessional basis and adapt/progress the programme as required
  • Periodically evaluate client progress (interview, lifestyle questionnaire, client logs, repeat H&F measures)

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Training Portfolio: Programme Plans & Delivery Logs Continuous Assessment Individual Project 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Moodle Theory Quizzes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % OnGoing 1,3
3 Advanced Training Techniques Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 10 1,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Group-Based Theory Sessions 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Exercise Practicals B2004 Lab 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Personal Training Practice 2.0 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Research/Reading 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014-02-26 Exercise Physiology
ISBN 1451193831 ISBN-13 9781451193831

Setting the standard for more than 30 years, Exercise Physiology has helped more than 350,000 students build a solid foundation in the scientific principles underlying modern exercise physiology. This Eighth Edition is updated with the latest research in the field to give you easy-to-understand, up-to-date coverage of how nutrition, energy transfer, and exercise training affect human performance. Get quick access to the resources available to help you master each section of the text with "Ancillaries at a Glance." Maximize your study time with the book's vibrant, "magazine style" design that makes the content more engaging and accessible and key information easier to find. Reinforce your understanding with Chapter Objectives, Integrative Questions that pose open-ended questions for reflection on complex concepts, and FYI sections that offer "good to know" information. Gain an understanding of how researchers contribute to our knowledge of exercise physiology through engaging section-opening interviews with key figures in the field. Learn how theoretical concepts relate to practical skills through "In a Practical Sense" features. Access the most relevant current information in the field through figures and tables that clarify important concepts and information. Gain an understanding of the past, present, and future of the profession through coverage of important milestones and future directions in the field. Visit the free companion website for anywhere, anytime access to over 30 animations of key exercise physiology concepts, the book's complete list of references, and more.

Required Reading
2015-02-01 Exercise Physiology. International Edition
ISBN 1496309081 ISBN-13 9781496309082

Help your students develop an understanding of exercise physiology concepts and their application athletic performance and well-being with Exercise Physiology, 2e. Using an engaging evidence-based approach that combines research and theory with practical discussions of nutrition and training, the authors help students understand how the human body works and responds to exercise. The Second Edition includes new video clips, a fresh new design, and enhanced online teaching and learning resources to save you time and help your students succeed. Instructor Resources: A pre-created PowerPoint Presentation speeds lecture preparation. A Test bank of chapter-specific questions saves you time in building quizzes and exams A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation. LMS cartridges allow you to connect to your preferred course management system with ease. Answers to Review Questions speed student assessment. Student Resources: Animations demonstrate complex concepts in a dynamic, memorable way. Video Clips from experts demonstrate fascinating, real-life applications in a variety of exercise science careers. Quiz bank provides online practice to help ensure content mastery.

Required Reading
2017-02-03 ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription LWW
ISBN 1496339061 ISBN-13 9781496339065

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is the flagship title from the American College of Sports Medicine, the prestigious organization that sets the standards for the exercise profession. This critical handbook delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients The tenth edition reflects some crucial and exciting changes, making the content necessary for effective study and practice. New pre-exercise health screening recommendations are critical to helping more of the population begin a safe, healthy physical activity program without consulting a physician. New and expanded information on the risks of sedentary behavior, clinical exercise testing and interpretation, high intensity interval training, musculoskeletal injury risk, fitness testing protocols and norms, and an expansion of the principles of health behavior change are included. Additionally, significant reorganization of content will help you reach the information you need quickly. This manual is an essential resource for all exercise professionals, as well as other health professionals who may council patients on exercise including physicians, nurses, physician's assistants, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and health care administrators.

Required Reading
2017-08-01 Acsm's Resources for the Personal Trainer
ISBN 1496322894 ISBN-13 9781496322890
Required Reading
2017-05-15 Resource Exercise Physiologist LWW
ISBN 149632286X ISBN-13 9781496322869
Required Reading
2012-12-26 ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN 9781609139568 ISBN-13 1609139569

ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM. The 7th edition provides information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth in the new edition of Guidelines, and explains the science behind the exercise testing and prescription. ACSM's Resource Manual is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fitness and clinical exercise fields, as well as those in academic training.

Required Reading
2012 NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN 160831281X ISBN-13 9781608312818

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training, Fourth Edition, continues to lead the way by providing the most comprehensive resource for aspiring personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals. Based on NASM's proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT(tm)) model, you will learn a systematic approach to program design with exercise program guidelines and variables; protocols for building stabilization, strength, and power programs; guidance on how to build a clientele through professional development; and more! By following the techniques in this book, you will gain the information, insight, and inspiration you need to change the world as a health and fitness professional. This text is a recommended resource for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification. The NASM CPT certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Module Resources

Additional Information

Accreditation at EQF Level 4 for the embedded award of Personal Trainer will be sought from REPS Ireland for this module.

Students taking this module and intending to register with REPs Ireland as Personal Trainers will need to

          (i) have achieved the stated minimum eligibility criteria in precursor modules mapped at EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor AND

          (ii) meet the specific eligibility criteria in this module, to be considered. 

Full details of eligibility criteria for registering with REPs Ireland are made available in the Course Handbook.