Sport Science MA, Sports specific exercise training, 7,5 Credits
Subject/Main field: Idrottsvetenskap
Cycle: Second cycle
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Health Sciences
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 9/19/2016
Version valid from: 9/15/2016
The aims of the course are to identify and review current developments and research in a specified sport and to critically analyse different training plans using scientific evidence.
After completing the course, students should be able to:
- search and critically evaluate scientific articles in the field of exercise training
- summarise and explain the training methods which have scientific evidence for improving sport performance
- Illustrate benefits, disadvantages and effects of different training plans from physiological and/or biomechanical perspective
- Translate scientific training methods and training plans to practical application in a training program
- Principles for and setup of aerobic and anaerobic endurance training
- Implementation of strength training
- Concurrent strength and endurance training
- Rationale and methods for training of flexibility
- Planning of exercise training, periodisation and peak performance
- Case-study in a specified sport
Bachelor’s degree of minimum 180 credits (including a degree project of at least 15 credits or equivalent foreign degree) in sport science, physical education, physical therapy, medicine or human biology
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
Teaching methods vary and includes individual and group work. Examples of teaching methods are lectures literature studies and seminars. More detailed information will be given in the study guide.
Examination takes place through an individual written assignment which will be presented and defended in a seminar.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Author: Chandler, T. J., & Brown, L. E.
Title: Conditioning for strength and human performance (2. ed)
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; London, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Comment: ISBN: 9781451100846
Author: Australian Institute of Sport
Title: Physiological tests for elite athletes (2nd ed)
Publisher: Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Comment: ISBN: 9780736097116
Author: O'Donoghue, P
Title: Research methods for sports performance analysis
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge
Comment: ISBN: 9780415496230
Vetenskapliga artiklar tillkommer.
Scientific articles will be provided during the course.
The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.