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HL30469: Sports physiology 1: training practices

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To develop the key conceptual knowledge of contemporary advanced physiology and investigate specific contemporary applied practices that utilise the advanced physiology concepts in a sports performance environment.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Effectively identify contemporary sports performance training practices.
* Discuss the underpinning physiology from an exercise and sports perspective.
* Analyse, reflect, evaluate and critically appraise the training practices and their relevance to a specific sports performance context.

Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, Application, Communication.


* Kinetics and kinematics, human muscle function (force profiles), exercise specificity
* Physiological adaptations of strength and endurance training, the concept of concurrent training implications.
* Training on unstable / stable surfaces. Theory and rationale of vibration training.
* Altitude training.
* Trunk anatomy considerations of training and mid section stability.
* Flexibility training, assessment and development techniques.
* Physiomechanical aspects of plyometric training.
* Speed agility and quickness training.
* Post activation potentiation.
* Recovery strategies managing fatigue. (cryotherapy, hydrotherapy).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30469 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB12 : BSc(Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based learning) (Year 1)