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Module JXH-1040:
Principles of Strength & Cond

Module Facts

Run by School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 1

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.

Course content

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 the stressful demands of training and competition, and how to monitor athletes through the training process to optimise performance. Lectures will introduce and develop students’ understanding of theoretical concepts whilst 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.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

D- Will have demonstrated some knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Limited ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Limited ability to reflect on personal practice.

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 the practice of supporting athletes. Good ability to reflect on personal practice

good

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 the practice of supporting athletes. Very good ability to reflect on personal practice

excellent

A- Will have demonstrated excellent knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of strength and conditioning. Excellent ability to apply scientific understanding to the practice of supporting athletes. Excellent ability to reflect on personal practice. Evidence of independent reading and thought.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand basic theoretical aspects of strength & conditioning.

  2. Apply principles of strength & conditioning to the sporting environment.

  3. Demonstrate competence of critical reflection

  4. Demonstrate competence in verbal and written communication

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Applied Sport Science Case Study - Part A 50
Applied Sport Science Case Study - Part B 50

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Private study

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.

74
Lecture

Each of eleven two-hour session will include a one-hour lecture to disseminate information.

22
Seminar

There will be two one hour seminars (optional) that students are free to attend to gain additional support to assist with understanding of lecture content to help with their case study preparation.

4

Transferable skills

  • 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.
  • 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

Resources

Talis Reading list

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/jxh-1040.html

Reading list

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

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