Principles of Strength & Cond
Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Julian Owen
Overall aims and purpose
Ever wondered how strength & conditioning specialists help to improve performance in athletes? This module will introduce the fundamental principles of strength and conditioning, including training science theory, athlete and sport needs analysis and athlete monitoring during training and competition.
During the course, you will learn about the fundamental theories of training science. You will also carry out an athlete needs analysis, and discover how factors such as individual athlete profiles, the physiological demands and injury profile of the sport can affect the strength and conditioning process. The module will also help you to understand how to design training programs, considerations for different types of training and how to monitor athletes through the training process to optimise performance. Pre-released content will introduce and develop students’ understanding of theoretical concepts whilst 'live' interactive discussions and 'real-world' case studies will help transfer this knowledge into the practical domain.
The module is taught by academics with experience of working as practitioners in the field of professional and performance sport and are active researchers in the field.
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 - Monitoring athketes during the training process.
D- Will have demonstrated some knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Limited ability to apply scientific understanding to athletic preparation for supporting athletes.
C- to C+
C- Will have demonstrated a good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Good ability to apply scientific understanding to athletic preparation for supporting athletes.
B- Will have demonstrated very good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Very good ability to apply scientific understanding to athletic preparation for supporting athletes.
A- Will have demonstrated excellent knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Excellent ability to apply scientific understanding to athletic preparation for supporting athletes.
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
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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.
For September 2020 we will be starting the academic year with a blended learning approach in response to Covid 19. For the most up to date information on this please look at https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/september-faqs.php.en
- 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:
- CB69: BSC Sport, Health & Exercise Sci. year 1 (BSC/SHES)
- C600: BSC Sports Science year 1 (BSC/SPS)
- C60F: BSc Sports Science year 1 (BSC/SPSF)
- 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)