Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
To develop a theoretical knowledge of the scientific principles of strength and conditioning and to apply these within a professional context.
- 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
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
- 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.