This programme is made up of the following unit standards:
US 5366 - Apply the basic principles of applied sport psychology (Level 4) 6 credits
Apply the basic principles of sport psychology: "It's all about the top two inches." Learn how others can perform at their peak when under the pressure of tight competition.
Learners are required to work with an individual athlete – prescribing, monitoring and evaluating a psychological skills training programme.
US 5368 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic functional anatomy and physiology as they relate to movement (Level 3) 7 credits
Demonstrate knowledge of basic functional anatomy and physiology as they relate to movement. The human body is the perfect machine. Investigate the various structures of the body and find how these different components work together.
US 5369 -Prescribe a basic physical activity programme to meet specific performance goals (Level 4) 7 credits
Identify the components of fitness that are important to a number of sports and determine methods of training these components. You will then pull this information together to write a basic training programme for your sport in order to achieve specific goals that you have set for the season.
Learners are required to participate in a physical training programme – prescribing, monitoring and evaluating a physical training programme.
US 5368 is a prerequisite for this unit.
US 5373 - Explain the management of extreme environments and travel in a coaching situation (Level 4) 4 credits
In this unit you will study how athletes can maximise their performance when competing at altitude, in the heat, the cold, and in a polluted environment. Explain the management of extreme environments and travel in a coaching situation.
US 5368 and 6572 are prerequisites for this unit.
US 6571 - Demonstrate relevance of principles of nutrition health (Level 2) 2 credits
Demonstrate relevance of principles of nutrition to health. What do we require from our food to keep us healthy? We need a number of nutrients for our body to be at its best. You will find out what they are, the food from where they originate and what happens if we are getting too much or not enough.
US 6572 - Apply the principles of nutrition to people involved in physical activity (Level 4) 4 credits
To perform at our best we need to put the correct 'fuel in the tank'. We need to consume the right food and fluid, in the right amount, at the right time for our sport. Once we get this balance correct we will have the opportunity to perform to our potential.
Learners are required to keep a food diary to record and analyse diet and exercise nutrition.
US 6571 is a prerequisite for this unit.
US 22265 - Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription (Level 3) 7 credits
Learn about the principles of exercise and the components of fitness. Understand how various types of training are created and be able to explain potential reasons for undesirable training responses and poor adaptation, then identify remedial actions and identify the role of preparation (warm up) and recovery (cool down) for various training types.
Learners are required to work with an individual athlete, prescribing an exercise programme tailored to specific sporting needs.
US 22266 - Demonstrate knowledge of exercise physiology and human anatomy (Level 3) 10 credits
Learn about the nervous, musculature, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and their functions, and describe the acute physiological responses and chronic physiological adaptations of the body's systems to exercise.