Module Overview

Long Term Athlete Development 2

The aims of this module are: To promote an understanding of the national and international of the long term athlete development models To understand the basic components of lower body functional movement. To develop the skills to execute and coach a variety of functional exercises. To provide a broad understanding and skills for assessing lower body functional movement. To develop and execute a basic functional movement programme. To provide an understanding of the underlying theories for functional movement skills. To promote a basic understanding of the value and use of applied physics in functional and fundamental movement. To provide an understanding of gymnastics & dance movements.

Module Code

SMCO H1030

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Theoretical Element

Assess and evaluate National and International LTAD models,Theory of Strength, Power and HypertrophyIntroduction to biomechanics - Biomechanics of Skeletal Articulations,Biomechanics of Muscle

Practical Element

Introduction to Gymnastics, Introduction to Exercise to music, Introduction to Circuit training

This module is made up of 2 hours of lectures/workshop and 2 hours of practical classes per week.

The fundamental theories of athlete development are advanced within the lectures in this module. Within the practical classes the knowledge and skills of the learner are developed for movement assessment, coaching of fundamental movements and group exercise class planning.

Due to the nature of the module and the knowledge and skills that are necessarily developed this module is broken down into 30% theory (examination) and 70% (Continuous assessment). This breakdown permits the module leader to put significant emphasis on the practical elements of the module and the assessment of these.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination30
Other Assessment(s)70