SP7525: Movement Development in Athletic Populations


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SP7525: Movement Development in Athletic Populations

Module Title Movement Development in Athletic Populations
Module Code SP7525
Module Tutor Jonathan Hughes
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module aims to develop practitioners' ability to determine the movement competency of a sport or exercise performer using multiple methods of movement assessment. The emphasis will be on identifying movement compensations in all populations across the lifespan of athletic development. Practitioners will be taught how to develop safe, effective and appropriate training programmes to address movement discrepancies in all forms of training situations.

Indicative Syllabus

The module content will include:

  1. Movement competency
  2. Movement analysis
  3. Postural assessment
  4. Functional movement screening
  5. Movement dynamics
  6. Corrective exercise
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Identify accurately movement dysfunction in healthy athletic populations.
  2. Attribute movement dysfunction to muscle imbalances, inhibition, or incorrect recruitment patterns.
  3. Develop a safe and effective training programme aimed at addressing the cause of the movement dysfunction.
  4. Assess critically the effectiveness of the corrective exercise programme.
  5. Evaluate critically the effectiveness of common screening tools used in contemporary sport science/medicine.
  6. Review and critique literature with particular reference to the application to practice
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 60% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1500 words
002: 40% 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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