SPOR06051 2016 Active Ageing

General Details

Full Title
Active Ageing
Transcript Title
Active Ageing
Code
SPOR06051
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
Department
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Patricia McCaffrey
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Applied Sport SG_BAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business
Description

The purpose of the Active Ageing module is to provide the student with the oppotunity to acquire both practical and theoretical knowledge related to enhancing the physical activity levels, opportunities, and fitness of new and existing exercisers over 50 years of age, both through group and individual physical activity experiences that meet their needs. 

This module will on focus theoretically on both the physiology of ageing and on the practical dimensions of physical activity programme design, delivery and evaluation.  Students will have the opportuntiy to design and deliver safe and effective programmes. 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Build rapport and collect information from individual older adult clients.

2.

Implement appropriate pre-participation screening for older adult clients.

3.

Analyse health and lifestyle information relating to individual older adult clients.

4.

Make the appropriate decisions relating to older adult client’s health status and goals, where required refer the client to a more appropriate professional.

5.

Provide a range of exercise programmes in accordance with the needs of older adult clients by applying principles of exercise programming and an understanding of common biomechanical and physiological changes associated with ageing.

6.

Develop and apply strategies to motivate older adult clients to join and adhere to an exercise programme.

7.

Deliver exercise sessions to individuals or groups of older adult based on evidence –based guidelines for the age group and have been tailored to their individual and collective needs.

8.

Demonstrate keeping up to date with sector developments.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be engaged in investigating, analysing and solving real problems, finding sustainable solutions and implementing them. Practical task-based learning approaches employ the power of co-curricular learning spaces, informal learning and social interaction, which enable students to ‘know what’ but also ‘know how’. The thinking in designing this module was situated within a sociocultural perspective of learning, emerging from the work of Vygotsky (1978) and Lave and Wenger (1991) and endorsing the importance to learning in higher education (HE) of negotiated meaning and constructing shared understandings in socially-rich learning environments.

Module Assessment Strategies

In addition to a written theoretical examination (40%),  a peer group practical and accompanying case study will allow a focus on problems, decisions and scenarios where students will experience and learn how to use appropriate methods to design and deliver programmes of physical activity to meet the needs of real world clients. Kiraly (2000) argues from a social constructivist perspective that individuals must actively construct knowledge about the real world if they are to learn effectively. A student-centred approach will enable the students to ‘learn by doing’, by encountering real-world practice.

Repeat Assessments

The following will depend on which elements have been failed:

Theoretical Examination 40%

Individual case study / project 30%

Practical assessment 30%

Indicative Syllabus

Core Knowledge:

  1. Effects of Ageing on Health, Physiology and Adaptation to Exercise.
  2. Psycho-social Aspects of Exercise Participation.
  3. Guidelines for Exercise Programming and Delivery
  4. Age-related Nutrition and Hydration Considerations.

Section 1: Effects of Ageing on Health, Physiology and Adaptation to Exercise.

Learners should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Effects of ageing on health
  • Effects of ageing on physiology
  • Effects of aging on adaptation to exercise.
  • Pre-participation screening
  • Exercise Programme design

 

Workplace Competency

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Write exercise programmes that meet the needs of older adult clients by applying principles of exercise programming and an understanding of common biomechanical and physiological changes associated with ageing.
  2. Deliver exercise session to individuals or groups of older adults tailored to their individual and collective needs based on an understanding of the effects of each activity on their physiology.

Skills

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  1. a. Write exercise programmes and sessions appropriate for older adult client.
  2. b. Deliver safe, effective exercise sessions to older adult clients
  3. c. Provide accurate and current advice on age-related health and fitness

Section 2: Psycho-social Aspects of Exercise Participation.

Learners should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Psychological considerations
  • Social considerations
  • Exercise Programme Design

Workplace Competency

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

1) Develop and apply strategies to motivate older adult clients to join and adhere to an exercise programme.

2) Deliver good customer service to older adult clients, be a positive role model.

Skills

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

a) Explain the benefits of an exercise programme tailored for older adults to prospective clients

b) Structure the programme to include opportunities for social interaction

c) Create a fun, secure, environment that welcomes new participants.

d) Plan session scheduling to meet the needs and preferences of the target audience.

e) Adapting communication style to meets the expectations of older adult clients.

f) Provide regular opportunities for achievement and positive reinforcement.

 

Section 3: Guidelines for Exercise Programming and Delivery

Learners should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Exercise session delivery
  • Nutrition and exercise capacity
  • Hydration
  • Pre-participation Screening
  • Effects of aging on health
  • Effects of ageing on physiology
  • Effects of ageing on adaptation to exercise.
  • Exercise Programme Design
  • Exercise Session Delivery

Workplace Competency

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

a) Build rapport and collect information from individual older adults clients relevant to planning an exercise programme.

b) Implement appropriate pre-participation screening for older adults.

c) Make the appropriate decisions relating to older adult clients health status and goals, where required refer the client to a more appropriate professional.

d) Provide a range of exercise programmes in accordance with the needs of older adult clients by applying current guidelines for safe, effective exercise programme design for this population group.

e) Deliver exercise sessions to individuals or groups of older adults using multisensory communication.

f) Provide emergency aid to an older adult during or following an exercise session if required.

Skills

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

a) Initiating conversation and engaging in small talk on topics relevant to the client.

b) Using appropriate body language to encourage the client to speak.

c) Following a structured consultation process that creates a sense of security

(Health & lifestyle / occupational activity factors that inform programme design, eating habits, sleep patterns: Questionnaires, interview, note taking.).

d) Discussing health & lifestyle factors that inform programme design.

e) Administration and interpretation of a pre-participation screening form suitable for use by older adults (Revised PAR-Q; AHA / ACSM Health / Fitness; Facility Pre-Participation Screening Questionnaire).

f) Administration and interpretation of health measurements and functional tests relevant to older adult (BMI / Waist Measurement / Blood Pressure / Range of Motion testing).

g) Evaluate collected information against recognised referral and programming guidelines: Screening and Medical consent for exercise. Lifestyle, Nutrition. Exercise History.

h) Research and remain informed of current exercise guidelines and updates.

i) Incorporate general recommendations in all programmes for older adults

j) Adapt specific programmes as required to suit individual needs.

k) Use visual, verbal and kinaesthetic cues to elicit safe exercise technique in older adult clients (Body language / visual cues, demonstrations / variations in volume tone and pitch of voice / with consent physical manipulation of client technique to assist kinaesthetic learning/ observation of technique, posture and body language / listening for signals that exercises need modifying or additional instruction as required).

l) Administering first aid, provide reassurance and contact emergency services when necessary in the case of an emergency.

m) Complete the necessary accident and incident reports after the event.

 

Section 4: Age-Related Nutrition & Hydration Considerations

Learners should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Nutrition and exercise capacity
  • Hydration
  • Psychological considerations

Workplace Competency

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Promote strategies for health living to older adult clients
  2. Inform older adult clients of general health eating guidelines and specific nutrition guidelines for their goals and age related health risks.

Skills

Learners should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  1. Providing information about the benefits of physical activity, health eating and staying hydrated in a way that is not patronising to the target audience (Info targeted at: Unfit older adults, fit older adults, Athletic older adults).
  2. Giving general healthy eating information to groups or individual clients based on credible guidelines and relevant to their specific goals and needs (Weight loss; Health & Vitality; Weight Gain )LBM); Athletic performance.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Practical and Case Study Practical Group Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Theory Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % Week 15 3,5,8
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theoretical Concepts 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Principles of Exercise Programming 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical MPC Hall Practical Components 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults. Practical Programming Strategies (2010) Van Norman.

URL Resources

Exercise and the older Adult

https://www.acsm.org/docs/current-comments/exerciseandtheolderadult.pdf

http://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/news/ex_092210_03.shtml

Physical and Behavioural Health of Older Irish Adults Access at http://tilda.tcd.ie/assets/pdf/glossy/Chapter5.pdf

Age and Opportunity: Go For Life Programmes of Physical Activity

http://www.ageandopportunity.ie/