Strength and Conditioning
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 26 March 2021
01 June 2020
Requisites for this module
BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C607JS Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C607NS Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year)
This module will provide students with key academic and practical skills needed to design and administer strength and conditioning programmes in performance athletes and teams. Students will learn how training is organised, administered, monitored and practically delivered to individuals and teams.
Through practical sessions (in laboratories and using gym facilities) students will learn how to safely administer; warm-ups and cool-downs, resistance training (using machines an free weights), spotting techniques, flexibility training (static, dynamic and ballistic), Speed-Agility-Quickness (SAQ) drills, plyometric training and aerobic endurance training. Through lectures and seminars they will learn now to combine these techniques to create safe and effective training programmes.
This module aims to prepare students to take the NSCA Level IV Strength and Conditioning Award and or a UKSCA qualification.
To pass this module students will need to be able to:
1. Discuss the core concepts and applications of exercise science in strength and conditioning.
2. Discuss and show practical competence in these exercise techniques.
3. Demonstrate competence in the design of strength and conditioning programmes for individual athletes and/or teams
4. Discuss organisational, administration and health and safety issues associated with strength and condition facilities and program
No additional information available.
20 hours lectures / seminars
20 hours practical classes
- Joyce, David; Lewindon, Dan. (2014) High-Performance Training for Sports: Human Kinetics Publishers.
- Paul Gamble. (2012) Training for Sports Speed and Agility: An Evidence-Based Approach, London: Routledge.
- Harvey Newton. (2002) Explosive Lifting for Sports, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
- Cook, Gary. (no date) The Functional Movement Screen and Exercise Progressions Manual.
- Jeffreys, Ian. (no date) Warm up revisited – the 'ramp' method of optimising performance preparation: UK STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Practical exam 1
||Practical exam 2
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Benjamin Jones, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Ben Jones, Justin Mills & External Coaches
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
Dr Owen Thomas
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Reader: Sport Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 65 hours, 18 (27.7%) hours available to students:
47 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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