SPOR08016 2017 Personal Training Practice
This module aims to enhance student knowledge of sports specific training, physiological adaptations and special populations. Motivational interviewing, nutrition and weight loss management will be covered in preparation for 'personal training practice'. The student will design a 12 week tailored exercise programme for a client and will practically deliver the first 6 weeks of the programme during the semester. Students must pass the practical and theoretical components of the module to achieve external accreditation as an EQF level 4 Personal Trainer.Students taking this module must be qualified to EQF Level 3 Fitness Instructor level and have completed a level 8 module in 'Strength & Conditioning' or equivalent.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Examine the facets of motivational interviewing (MI) and employ MI
Design and deliver a tailored exercise programme.
Plan and deliver advanced cardiovascular training methods.
Interpret current theory of fatigue and recovery strategies in relation to sports performance.
Examine the acute and chronic physiological responses to sports specific training.
Discuss the efficacy of nutritional strategies employed by athletes to
Examine the needs of special populations with regard to exercise prescription.
Discuss the human and economic cost of obesity.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Lectures and discussions will encourage learning and facilitate knowledge sharing opportunities. Practical workshops will allow student reflection and develop confidence and competency in the exercise environment. Independent planning, design and evaluation skills will be developed through the delivery of a programme of exercise over a six week period.
Module Assessment Strategies
Knowledge based learning will be assessed through continuous assessment and a terminal exam. Practical knowledge will be assessed via student programme planning and delivery. The aim of assessment is to ensure that the learner achieves competency in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to function effectively as an EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer. The student is required to engage fully in one‑to‑one delivery of an exercise programme over a six week period. The module is externally accredited by REPS Ireland, leading to a professional qualification in personal training. Only students that pass both practical and theoretical components of the module will achieve external accreditation.
The following criteria must be met to achieve the EQF Level 4 Personal Trainer award;
1. The student must achieve 40% in the final exam.
2. The student must achieve 40% the practical exam.
- Where a student has passed the module overall but has failed the exam component, he/she may sit a qualifying exam to enable them to achieve the EQF level 4 Personal Trainer award.
- Where a student has failed the practical component of the module he/she will have to repeat attend the module if they wish to achieve the EQF level 4 Personal Trainer award.
- Medically certified students may apply directly to the lecturer for a practical to be re‑scheduled however it may not always be possible to re-schedule a practical assessment during the term.
- In exceptional circumstances, a written piece of continuous assessment may be set instead of a practical exam to facilitate the student in passing the module but the candidate will not be eligible for external accreditation.
1.0 Motivational Interviewing
1.1 Examine the motivational interviewing (MI) process.
1.2 Discuss the stages of change model of human behaviour.
1.3 Employ OARS skills and MI techniques.
1.4 Employ strategies to ensure programme adherence (e.g. Maintain contact with client between sessions to maintain motivation).
2.0 Programme Design and Delivery
2.1 Establish & maintain effect rapport with client.
2.2 Plan and conduct a motivational interview with a client.
2.3 Conduct a needs analysis including health/fitness tests identifying age‑gender norms.
2.4 Plan and prepare specific outcome measures, goal achievement and activities appropriate to the client.
2.5 Plan a periodised exercise programme to meet client needs.
2.6 Monitor progress on a sessional basis and adapt the programme as necessary.
2.7 Periodically evaluate client progress (interview, lifestyle questionnaires, diet‑log, repeat health/fitness measures).
2.8 Adhere to the EHFA Code of Ethics when dealing with the client and follow relevant guidelines for hands‑on contact.
2.9 Adhere to legal responsibilities regarding client record keeping and review records to enhance the overall programme.
3.0 Plan and Deliver Advanced Cardiovascular Training
3.1 Appraise differenent modes of cardiovascular trainig.
3.2 Practice interval and Fartlek training to develop cardiovascular fitness.
3.3 Appraise the physiological limitations to VO2 max improvement.
3.4 Plan and instruct advanced cardiovascular training methods‑ interval and fartlek training.
3.5 Explain oxygen debt, oxygen deficit, steady state, VO2 Max.
3.6 Explain anaerobic threshold (OBLA).
3.7 Compare acute & chronic adaptations to aerobic & anaerobic training.
4.0 Fatigue, Recovery and Sports Performance
4.1 Explain current theory on muscle fatigue affecting force production.
4.2 Explain the effects of over reaching and overtraining (sports anaemia).
4.3 Describe the important role of sleep to athletic performance.
4.4 Evaluate the muscle growth and repair process.
4.5 Evaluate the efficacy of different recovery strategies employed by athletes.
5.0 Acute and Chronic Muscle Adaptations to Specific Training Stimuli
5.2 Speed Endurance
5.4 Strenght Training
5.5 Plyometric Training
6.0 Efficacy of Nutritional Strageties
6.1 Describe the metabolism of fuels for sports performance.
6.2 Identify the energy requirements of different activities/sports.
6.3 Review the role of fluids in training and competition.
6.4 Explain various nutritional strategies for athletic performance, (e.g. Carbohydrate Loading, Soda Loading, Creatine).
7.0 Explore the Needs of Special Populations in the Exercise Setting
7.1 Older Adults
7.2 Women (Female Athlete Triad; Pregnancy)
7.4 Clients with Metabolic Disease
8.0 Discuss the Human & Economic Cost of Obesity
8.1 Examine the pathophysiology of hypokinetic diseases.
8.2 Explain sudden cardiac death and minimising risks.
8.3 Identify weight loss programmes and proven strategies.
8.4 Discuss controversial issues in bodyweight regulation (fad dieting, genetics).
8.5 Discuss eating disorders in athletic populations and the female athlete triad.
8.6 Evaluate the economic cost of obesity.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Advanced Cardiovascular Training||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||10 %||Week 10||3|
|2||Plan & Deliver a Tailored Exercise Programme||Continuous Assessment||Individual Project||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,7|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||End of Term||4,5,6,7,8|
Required & Recommended Book List
2013-03-04 ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The flagship title of the certification suite from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSMs Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription is a handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. The 9th edition focuses on evidence-based recommendations that reflect the latest research and clinical information. This manual is an essential resource for any health/fitness and clinical exercise professional, physician, nurse, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapist, dietician, and health care administrator. This manual gives succinct summaries of recommended procedures for exercise testing and exercise prescription in healthy and diseased patients.
2014-02-24 Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance LWW
ISBN 1451191553 ISBN-13 9781451191554
- 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 books 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.
2013-06-12 NASM Essentials Of Personal Fitness Training: Fourth Edition Revised Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN 1284036804 ISBN-13 9781284036800
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). 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 Revised, continues to lead the way by providing the most comprehensive resource for aspiring personal trainers and other health and fitness professionals. Based on NASMs proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT) 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. Key Features: Two new chapters: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics and Introduction to Exercise Modalities. Definitions of Key Terms in the margins, with key terms bolded within the text. Stretch Your Knowledge boxes emphasize key concepts and findings from current research. Memory Joggers call out core concepts and program design instructions. Exercise sections discuss the purpose and procedures of various techniques that can be used with clients. Technique and Safety Tips are also provided. Summaries that wrap up each chapter to remind you of pertinent material. Appendices provide 100 additional exercises; OPT workout programs; one repetition maximum conversion charts; and muscle origins, insertions, and functions. Extensive full-color art and photographs illustrate numerous exercise techniques and anatomy and physiology.
2014 Exercise Physiology WOLTERS KLUWER
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.