15 credits at level HE7
In light of contemporary research and practice, engage in critical debate regarding the role of a world class strength and conditioning specialist
Form an applied critical understanding of methods for analysing clients needs, programme design, and programme implementation in a variety of different sports
Form a personal model of reflective and evidence based approaches to strength and conditioning phenomena supported by critically reviewed contempoary research and practice
To critically understand practical and applied models for delivering, monitoring and evaluating the perforemance impact of strength and conditioning programmes with a variety of client groups in a variety of sports
Models for needs analysis e.g. SWOT/PEST; Performance Profiling; 360 Degree Evaluations; Cognitive Mapping Techniques;
Roles, competencies and responsibilities of world class strength and conditioning coaches
Theory and application of reflective practice techniques
Models, theory and application of evidence based practice techniques
Evaluative techniques and models relating to performance impact
Programme Design including effective physical preparation techniques and psychological, nutrition and biomechanical strategies
The module is delivered over 2 weekends with interim support from tutors and the course team via WEBCT and email. Teaching takes place via lectures, practicals, workshops and group activities. A mixture of critical project work, incorporating development of personal models fo delivery for strength and conditioning, will be coupled with presentations and practical assessments based on client group work.
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 2 weekends and 120 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance trhoughout this process. University of Bolton facilities will also be made available to students between weekend delivery courses by arrangement with the programme manager.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of a world class strength and conditioning coach||The learner will conduct a self appraisal and map via a competency based approach their own competency base|
|2.||Develop an applied understanding of models of needs analysis||Utilise and differentially critique varying needs analysis methods in a client focussed scenario|
|3.||Develop an applied understanding of reflective and evidence based practice techniques||Demonstrate through programme design and critique how a strength and conditioning specialists work is underpinned by the major tenets of evidence based and reflective practice|
|4.||Demonstrate a critical understanding of an interdisciplinary applied training programme in the context of competition praparation for a world class sports person||Produced a detailed periodised and competition focussed training programme supported by approriate sources of evidence and containg critical reflection|
|5.||Demonstrate a critical understanding of methods of evaluating the performance impact of strength and conditioning programmes||Produce a model for evaluating performance impact in a defined sport|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay - 3000 words. Develop a personalised model for effectively achieving needs analysis, programme prescription and evaluation in a defined sport||Map - Produce a personal competency map relevant to strength and conditioning||15 min presentation - Evaluate a training programme designed and implemented by the learner with a defined client|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Baechle, T. & Earle, R. (2000). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Human Kinetics
Siff. M. (2001). Supertraining. Denver.CO
MacDougal, J.D., Wenger, H.A., & Green, H.J. (1991). Physiological Testing of The High Performance Athlete. Human Kinetics.
Bury H. & Mead, J.L. (1999). Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals. Butterworth Heineman.
Schon D. (1984). Reflective Practice
Australian Sports Commission (2003). Physiological Testing Guidelines
Mullins, J. (1999). Principles of Organisation and Management. Financial Times publications.
Butler, R.J. (1997). Performance Profiling.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Journal of Sports Sciences
Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
The Sport Psychologist
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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