Module Overview

Ergonomics of Training

The aims of this module are to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of the ergonomics of training, where the demands of an activity are placed in context of the capabilities of the individual undertaking the task.

Module Code

EXSC H3001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The Training Process

Fundamental concepts. Training stimulus. Muscles in movement. Neuromuscular factors. Energy systems. Peaking. Training theory. Training for injury prevention. Measurement of performance. Fatigue during intermittent exercise.

Physical and Physiological Response to Physical Activity

Hand based analysis systems. Movement analysis using computer and digital video. Motion analysis techniques. Analysis of physical performance. Global positioning systems. Measurement of physiological responses. Physiological responses to match-play. Game related activities. Implications for training.

Physiology of Training

Components of fitness training. Aerobic training: recovery training, low-intensity training, high-intensity training. Anaerobic training: speed endurance training, speed training. Specific muscle training: muscle strength training, muscle speed endurance training, flexibility training. Planning training.

Recovery from Exercise

Ensuring recovery. Warm-down. Deep-water running. Restoration of energy. restoration of body water. Immune status. Restoration of muscle comfort. Iced baths. Massage. Recovery from spinal shrinkage. Modifying training. Lifestyle factors.

Evaluation of Training

Anthropomteric measures. Level of organization. The skinfold myth and reality. Mass. Aerobic fitness. Maximal oxygen uptake. Anaerobic threshold. Muscle function. Muscle strength. Anaerobic power. Generic tests. Repeated sprint tests. Yo-Yo test. Task specific test. Agility and flexibility. Body composition. Simulations for intervention studies. Training load. Physical demands. Mechanical load. Psychological measures. Heart rate variability.

Lifestyle and Long-term Development

The progression of training. Nutrition. Vitamins and mineral supplements. Ergogenic aids. Alcohol. Cigarette smoking. Sleep.


Movement analysis of physical activity. Physiological assessment of physical activity. Implementation of high-intensity activity protocols. Assessment of aerobic performance. Assessment of anaerobic performance. Monitoring exercise load.

Methods used to achieve the module learning outcomes will include lectures, interpretation of data, case studies, problem-solving exercises, video presentations, self-directed learning and computer-based learning.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100