15 credits at level HE7
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop students knowledge in the variety of training methods at the disposal of a strength and conditioning coach in order to develop sports specific fitness components such as; aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, speed and agility, strength and power and flexibility. On completion of this module students will develop an understanding of the biomechanical and physiological factors underlying each fitness component and be able to critically evaluate training methods designed to develop these components. Students will develop the ability to design training programmes and sessions based on the client needs and demands of the sport, as well as gain knowledge regarding safe, effective and appropriate training techniques.
The module will include topics such as:
- Strength & Power development
Designing Strength & Power Training Programmes, Plyometric Training, Combination training, Complex/ Contrast Training.
- Aerobic Development
Indices of endurance performance, continuous, interval, tempo & fartlek training. Concurrent strength & endurance training.
- Speed & Agility Training
Underlying factors, methods of speed & agility development, programme design & development
- Metabolic conditioning for intermittent sports
Skill-based conditioning games, tactical metabolic training
- Flexibility Training
Underlying factors, methods of assessment, static & dynamic stretching/flexibility training, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
- Injury prevention & Reconditioning
Role of S&C coach during athlete rehabilitation, balance/ proprioception training, training in the Aqua Environment
The essential concepts and theoretical basis will be delivered by the tutor through lectures. Further understanding and support will be demonstrated through practicals.
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 8 x 3 hour blocks and 126 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout this process.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Design training programmes/ sessions for athletic performance enhancement||Quantify and prescribe safe and effective training programmes & sessions.|
|2.||Critically understand biomechanical and physiological factors underpinning sports performance and various fitness components.||
Present a case study that correctly examines the needs of the sport and client from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Provide a presentation and summary that demonstrates an understanding of the physiological and biomechanical factors underpinning the training method.
|3.||Critically review strength training literature||Be able to analyse and interpret literature to make an informative judgement on the efficacy of various training methods and support training programme/ session design.|
|4.||Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills||
Effectively communicate information regarding training programmes & sessions in written and oral format.
Be able to transpose scientific information in to that appropriate for coach/ athlete education.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||20-minute educational seminar suitable for coaches on the efficacy of a strength & conditioning method. The students will also submit a 1000 word summary with the presentation.||2000 word training programme for a given sports case study.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Brown, L.E. (2005). Training for Speed, Agility and Quickness (2nd Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
Chu, D. (1998). Jumping into plyometrics (2nd Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
Dintiman, G. and Ward, B. (2004). Sports Speed (3rd Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics
Fleck, S.J and Kraemer, W.J. (2004). Designing Resistance Training Programmes (3rd Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
Kraemer, W.J. and Hakkinen, K. (2002). Strength training for sport. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Komi, PV. (2003). Strength and power in sport (2nd Edition). The encyclopaedia of sports medicine, volume III. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Newton, H. (2002). Explosive lifting for sports. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
Siff, M. (2003). Supertraining. Denver: Supertraining Institute
Zatsiorsky, V.M. and Kraemer, W.J. (2006). Science and Practice of Strength Training (2nd Edition). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Journal of Biomechanics
Journal of Sport Sciences
Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Strength and Conditioning Journal
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