SP7524: Monitoring Training & Recovery Processes in Elite Sport


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SP7524: Monitoring Training & Recovery Processes in Elite Sport

Module Title Monitoring Training & Recovery Processes in Elite Sport
Module Code SP7524
Module Tutor Rodrigo Aspe
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module will develop the skills required to create and operate appropriate monitoring strategies in athletic populations. Successful monitoring strategies will be able to evaluate the training response and recovery process. Students will be able to validate monitoring strategies based on scientific rationale and successfully apply in a periodised plan for adaptation and tapering for competitions. At all times, the module will incorporate practical work with applied scientific theory to bridge the gap between the science and application of strength and conditioning principles.

Indicative Syllabus

The module content will include:

  1. Principles and practical skills of monitoring elite athlete training loads.
  2. Monitoring protocol for the elite athlete and coach
  3. Mechanical, physiological, and psychological components and measures of training.
  4. Measure dose and recovery response to training load.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with data analysis processes consistent with their methodological underpinnings and practical relevance.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Summarise the benefits of monitoring training load.
  2. Critically analyse research designs with specific reference to the monitoring strategies and recovery processes in the literature.
  3. Evaluate the recovery adaptation process and identify strategies that may influence this.
  4. Validate monitoring strategies for specific athletic populations.
  5. Create and apply monitoring systems for a range of sports in their periodised plan.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words
002: 60% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: 15 minutes
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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