module specification

ST5F03 - Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist (2018/19)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2018/19
Module title Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement Specialist
Module level Intermediate (05)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 300
 
210 hours Guided independent study
90 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 50%   Case study (2500)
Coursework 50%   Case study (2500)
Running in 2018/19 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This module comprises a broadly-based introduction to corrective exercise topics such as movement assessments, inhibitory techniques, muscle activation techniques and common musculoskeletal impairments. The module provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments, imbalances or post-rehabilitation concerns. It takes students through different training methods for performance improvements with particular emphasis on flexibility, core, balance, strength, power, speed and reactive training.

Module aims

In this module students will develop knowledge and skills of how to successfully work with clients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments, imbalances or post-rehabilitation concerns. They will be able to identify movement based impairments and evaluate various strategies for musculoskeletal impairments.

They will then develop this knowledge and research current training programmes for performance enhancement. They will develop an understanding of how to provide a structured programme to increase a client’s performance. This will be covered both theoretically and practically within the gym environment.  The practical skills they develop will also improve their employability in the sports and health areas. In addition, students will also develop the ability to write advanced exercise programmes as well as to clearly communicate data relevant to allied professionals such as coaches and trainers. There is also the opportunity for students to complete the NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancements Specialist courses at the end of the module.  The indicative NASM accreditation content is covered in this unit, adding to their employability skills.

Syllabus

This syllabus covers: Movement assessments; Inhibitory Techniques (Self-Myofascial Release); Lengthening Techniques (Static Stretching); Activation Techniques (Isolated Strengthening); Integration Techniques (Integrated Dynamic Movement). With a specific focus on: Corrective Exercise Strategy for foot and ankle impairments; knee impairment; Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Complex impairment and Shoulder Impairment.

The syllabus then progresses onto performance enhancement, focussing on the essentials of integrated training. With a bias towards: Postural considerations; integrated performance profile; integrated flexibility training; core training; balance training; reactive training; speed agility quickness training; integrated resistance training; integrated programme design and nutrition and sports supplementation.

Learning and teaching

The first semester is devoted to the corrective exercise training, and its application in a practical setting. The second semester focuses on performance enhancement training for athletes. The material is delivered by a combination of scheduled teaching and guided independent student. Teaching comprises of a lecture programme and practical classes. Practical classes include gym and field based exercise sessions, as well as physical exercise testing. Guided independent study is supported by material on Moodle as well as a variety of worksheets and journal articles which allow for self-directed study. During induction, students are shown how to use ProMonitor, available from MyCandi which allows them to monitor their progress, record their personalised learning goals, and reflect on their learning through the ability to record comments on their personalised learning plan page throughout the year.

Learning outcomes

The first semester is devoted to the corrective exercise training, and its application in a practical setting. The second semester focuses on performance enhancement training for athletes. The material is delivered by a combination of scheduled teaching and guided independent student. Teaching comprises of a lecture programme and practical classes. Practical classes include gym and field based exercise sessions, as well as physical exercise testing. Guided independent study is supported by material on Moodle as well as a variety of worksheets and journal articles which allow for self-directed study. During induction, students are shown how to use ProMonitor, available from MyCandi which allows them to monitor their progress, record their personalised learning goals, and reflect on their learning through the ability to record comments on their personalised learning plan page throughout the year.

Assessment strategy

Achievement of the learning outcomes is assessed through a combination of two case studies (50%) each. Case study 1 will be an assessment of a corrective exercise strategy (2500 words, Learning Outcomes 1,2 and 3). Case study two will be an assessment of a performance enhancement programme (2500 words, Learning Outcomes 4 and 5).  An aggregate mark of 40% or more is required to pass this module.

Bibliography

Essential Reading:

Clark. M.A. and Lucett.S.C. (2010) NASM Essentials of Sports performance Training. Baltimore, MD. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Recommended Reading:

Bompa, T.O. and Haff, G.G. (2009).  Periodization. Theory and Methodology of Training.   Champaign,IL : Human Kinetics.

Boyle, M. (2003). Functional Training for Sports: Superior Conditioning for Today’s Athlete, Human Kinetics Europe Ltd.

Gambetta,V. (2007). Athletic Development: The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning. Champaign,IL : Human Kinetics.

Kendall, F.P., McCreary, E., Provance, P.G., Rogers, M. and Romani, W.A. (2005). Muscles Testing and Function with Posture and Pain. London: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Journal:
Sports Medicine
Journal of Sports Science
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Strength and Conditioning Journal
Professional Journal of Strength and conditioning UKSCA