SPHP714 – Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

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Module code
SPHP714
Module title
Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Prescription
To develop a theoretical knowledge of the scientific principles of strength and conditioning and to apply these within a professional context.
Programmes
  • SC9501
  • SP0801
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
52
Self directed hours
98
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically evaluate the mechanical, physiological and neural adaptations to strength, power,
hypertrophy, muscular endurance, speed and agility training.

2. Justify the application of selected procedures based on the needs of the athlete and the
outcomes required.

3. Undertake an internship within an approved strength and conditioning environment and
display the practical ability, standards of behaviour and professional judgement required
within the professional context
Content
Internship within an approved strength and conditioning environment
Mechanical, physiological and neural adaptations to:
- Strength training
- Power training
- Hypertrophy training
- Muscle endurance training
- Speed training
- Agility training
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.

Internship within an approved strength and conditioning environment (60 hours - 20 supervised, 40 unsupervised)
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.