Sports Physiology
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Sports Physiology Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

The Skeleton

2

Muscles of the Body

3

The Control of Movement

4 The Circulatory System
5 The Respiratory System
6 Health and Fitness
7   Improving Fitness
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 The Skeleton.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the two main parts of the skeleton and list the functions of the skeletal system

LO2   Differentiate between spongy and compact bones
LO3   Define synovial joints and identify the movements possible at these joints
 

Module 2 - Muscles of the Body.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine the three types of muscle tissue and explain their functions

LO2   Summarise how muscles work with regards to muscle contractions
 

Module 3 - The Control of Movement.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Explain where and how decisions in the body are made

 

Module 4 - The Circulatory System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the journey that blood takes through the body and explain what happens at each relevant point

 

Module 5 - The Respiratory System.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain the processes involved in inspiration and expiration
 

Module 6 - Health and Fitness.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss the components of physical and health-related fitness

 
Module 7 - Improving Fitness.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 List and explain the guiding principles used to determine the effectiveness of a training programme

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