Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Training and Performance Enhancement
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment .5 Hours   Presentation  (20-30 minutes)  50%
Semester Assessment Lab Report  (2500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment (Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module).  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced level knowledge and understanding of theories and principles in biomechanics and motor control.

2. Analyse the physiological demands of sports events and construct appropriately reasoned training schedules in order to optimise sports performance.

3. Demonstrate detailed and critical understanding of relevant contemporary scientific literature investigating interventions to improve sports performance.

4. Use a range of computer packages to analyse data and produce reports.

Brief description

This module will combine the principles of physiology and motor control to develop a training program encompassing strength and conditioning. The module will explore both physiological and biomechanical assessments and evaluate the efficacy of methods intended to improve acute sports performance or mitigate physical fatigue. There will be a strong focus on laboratory work in order to apply real-life data to practice throughout the module. Students will be guided through the principles of 3D motion analysis, strength testing and physiology, with particular reference to strength and conditioning and sports performance.




The module is designed specifically to maximise student-driven learning, and as such tutor-led content is intended to provide a framework, only, for in-depth personal study of training and performance. The module will be composed of the following content:

- Muscle function and power during strength training
- Three-dimensional movement analysis
- Muscle fatigue
- Training theory
- Design and implementation of practical work to assess performance potential and efficacy of training/competition aids
- Design of training programs on the basis of physiological tests and sporting demands

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number N/A
Communication Presentation and scientific writing in laboratory report.
Improving own Learning and Performance N/A
Information Technology Various software programs will be used for data collection and data analysis and reporting.
Personal Development and Career planning Collection of data that is used in real world settings. Provision of feedback during lectures and practicals and as part of coursework.
Problem solving Identifying relevant dependent variables to quantify performance. Practical work: designing data collection and performing calculations. Construction of experimental study and training program.
Research skills Designing a training program macro cycle.
Subject Specific Skills Laboratory skills and data collection and processing skills. Combining physiological and biomechanical approaches to evaluate performance.
Team work Implicit in laboratory work requiring human subjects and additional experimenters to be present for sophisticated measurement techniques.


This module is at CQFW Level 6