Principles of Strength & Conditioning
Run by School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Julian Owen
Overall aims and purpose
Ever wondered how strength & conditioning specialists help to improve the physical performance of elite athletes? How do we assess the training needs of athletes from a variety of sports? How do we prepare athletes for training, and effectively design and deliver conditioning sessions to maximise the athletes performance? This module will provide you with the fundamental theoretical concepts and practical techniques to help answer these questions. If you are seeking a career working with high-performance and professional athletes this module will start your journey within the multi-disciplinary and exciting field of strength and conditioning.
The module is delivered by accredited staff who have worked as practitioners in the field of strength and conditioning within professional and performance sport pathways, and are active consultants and reasearchers in the field. During the course, you will learn about the fundamental theories of training science, how factors such as individual athlete profiles, the physiological demands and injury profile of the sport can affect the strength and conditioning process. Alongside theoretical concepts of training you will practice the fundamental practical techniques underpinning the delivery of training, such as speed, strength and endurance training.
Summary of content: - Careers and accreditation within strength and conditioning - Fundamental principles of strength and conditioning - Athlete and sport needs analysis - Program design - Preparing for training - Exercise programming
D- Students will be able to demonstrate an adequate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles of strength and conditioning and the needs analysis process. They will also demonstrate an adequate knowledge of training prescription and how to apply this knowledge to the design of strength and conditioning training sessions.
B- Students will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles of strength and conditioning and the needs analysis process. They will also demonstrate a good knowledge of training prescription and how to apply this knowledge to the design of clear strength and conditioning training sessions.
A- Students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles of strength and conditioning and the needs analysis process. They will also demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of training prescription and how to apply this knowledge to the design of clear and professionally appropriate strength and conditioning training sessions.
Understand basic theoretical aspects of strength & conditioning.
Apply principles of strength & conditioning to the sporting environment.
Demonstrate competence of critical reflection
Demonstrate competence in written communication
|EXAM||Fundamentals of S&C||
Online open-book MCQ assessing the students understanding of the theoretical principles of training and the needs analysis from a strength and conditioning perspective.
|CASE STUDY||Session Plan||
Case study style assessment where students will design and justify a strength and conditioning session plan for a sport of their choice, focusing on the development of strength, speed or endurance quality.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students will use this private study to complete homework tasks based on applying principles of sport science in practice, additional reading and study towards the online test.
This module will include a combination of pre-released content, live online seminars and on-campus practical sessions.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information, and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems
- describe, synthesise, interpret, analyse and evaluate information and data relevant to a professional or vocational context
- apply knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems
- demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication and presentation skills
- work effectively independently and with others
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- develop transferable skills of relevance to careers outside of sport, health and exercise sciences.
- accurately interpret case study data
- develop justifiable and/or evidence-based interventions
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-1040.html
Exercise physiology: theory and application to fitness and performance - Scott K. Powers, Edward T. Howley, 2015
Sport and exercise physiology testing : guidelines : the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences guide - Edward M Winter; British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.; British Association of Sports Sciences, 2006
Physiological tests for elite athletes - Christopher John Gore 1959-; Australian SportsCommission., 2000
Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes - Mike McGuigan, 2017
Essentials of strength training and conditioning - Thomas R. Baechle 1943-; National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.), 1994
Physiology of sports - Thomas Reilly 1941-2009., 1990
Sport physiology for coaches - Brian J. Sharkey, Steven E. Gaskill, c2006
The Development of a Model for the Provision of Psychological Support to a National Squad - Lew Hardy, Gaynor Parfitt, 1994
Periodization: theory and methodology of training - Tudor O. Bompa, Greg Haff, ©2009
Professional Practice The Performance Profile: Theory and Application - Richard J. Butler, 2010-04-21
Understanding psychological preparation for sport: theory and practice of elite performers - Lew Hardy, J. Graham Jones, Daniel Gould, 1996
Applied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performance - 2015
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- C61F: BSc Sport & Exercise Science with Foundation Year year 1 (BSC/SESF)
- CB69: BSC Sport, Health & Exercise Sci. year 1 (BSC/SHES)
- CB70: BSc Sport, Health & Exercise Science with International Exp year 1 (BSC/SHSIE)
- C600: BSC Sports Science year 1 (BSC/SPS)
- C60P: BSc Sport Science with Placement Year year 1 (BSC/SPSP)
- C604: BSc Sports Science (with International Experience) year 1 (BSC/SSIE)
- C608: MSci Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences year 1 (MSCI/SHS)
- C607: MSci Sport Science year 1 (MSCI/SS)
- C613: MSci Sport Science with International Experience year 1 (MSCI/SSIE)
Optional in courses:
- C611: BSc Adventure Sport Science year 1 (BSC/ASS)
- C61P: BSc Adventure Sport Science with Placement Year year 1 (BSC/ASSP)
- C681: BSc Sport & Exercise Psychology w International Experience year 1 (BSC/SEPIE)
- C680: BSc Sport and Exercise Psychology year 1 (BSC/SEXP)
- C651: BSC Sport- Health & Physical Educ year 1 (BSC/SHPE)
- C612: MSci Adventure Sport Science year 1 (MSCI/ASS)