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SHPG016 – Strength and Conditioning

Module code
Module title
Strength and Conditioning
This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge that will enable the student to work at a high level in the strength and conditioning field. Students will develop the skills to critically evaluate and integrate topics in the mechanical, neural and physiological basis of strength and power into professional strength and conditioning practice. Current trends in strength and conditioning research will be investigated and applied to strength and conditioning practice. Students will demonstrate application of strength and conditioning knowledge in a practical setting through the management and evaluation of a specific strength and conditioning project.
  • SP0201
  • SP0202
  • SP7000
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required

1.Mechanical and physiological basis of strength and power
2.Neural basis of strength and power
3.Professional skills in development environments.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The teaching process will include lectures from a variety of qualified lecturers and seminar based discussion of related topics. Discussions will be led by students who will be provided with some references to literature prior to the scheduled contact times. Students will be expected to locate relevant literature and formulate and present ideas and theories independent of lecturer input.

This course involves some supervised work experience of the student. Some contact tuition time will be spent developing processes, methods and plans for arranging clients for the consultancy practice. Directed study will be utilised as students will be required to research specific subjects related to their specialist area and the writing of journals, log books and reports.
Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes and Performance Criteria

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

1.Critically analyse and evaluate theories and models of the physiological and mechanical basis underlying strength and power.

- The literature and scientific evidence for strength and conditioning models are reviewed and evaluated.
- Research methodologies and approaches in strength and conditioning are analysed.

2.Assess and explore the scope of current developments in strength and conditioning training methods to optimise strength and power development.

- Contemporary issues in strength and conditioning are investigated.
- Analytical and conceptual skills used to critique strength and conditioning information are further developed.

3.Demonstrate professional competency in strength and conditioning practice.

- A project in the area of strength and conditioning is developed, managed and evaluated.
- Communication of strength and conditioning information applied in varying formats is evaluated.
- A process for undertaking continuing professional competency including research practice is established.
- Knowledge of legal, ethical, personal and professional boundaries of strength and conditioning practice is discussed and integrated.
Assessment Criteria
Criteria:Achievement based
Learning and Teaching Resource
Students are required to read key scientific literature as deemed appropriate by the lecturer as the course proceeds. Resources are to be developed on a week by week basis.

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