Periodisation, Programming and Monitoring: Theory and Practice 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Throughout this module we will look at the processes that are involved in designing structured training plans for athletes (e.g., needs analysis, periodisation, monitoring), together with how these training plans may differ from sport to sport (e.g., strength and power sports, team sports, aerobic sports). We will specifically look at how to use data from various sports alongside data from our athlete(s) to devise individually focused, and scientifically structured, training plans. We will then lexamine how training and recovery strategies can be inserted into these structured training plans to ensure that our athlete(s) achieve their maximum potential.
The first half of this module will prepare you with the key theoretical processes involved in developing training programs. In the second half of the module you will then put these theoretical processes into practice by delivering a strength and conditioning program to an athlete. During the process you will also evaluate, adapt and review the programme using evidence-based monitoring techniques.
Topics may include
- Athlete and sport needs analysis
- Models of periodisation
- Athlete monitoring during the training process
- Training for strength and power sport
- Training for team sports
- Training for endurance sports
- Recovery strategies
- The second half of this module will involve putting this theory into practice by carrying out a needs analysis, designing and delivering a training program for an athlete and monitoring this program over a numer of weeks.
- Critically evaluate, transfer and apply knowledge of specific testing, training and monitoring strategies required to develop a periodised training plan - with appropriate scientific support and justification.
- Critically evaluate, transfer and apply knowledge of the processes involved in performing a needs analysis, in developing a periodised training plan - with appropriate scientific support and justification.
- Evaluate, adapt and review the strength and conditioning programme informed by evidence-based monitoring.
- Transfer and apply knowledge to administer an appropriately periodised strength and conditioning program, initiated from an evidence-based needs analysis.