Techniques in Strength and Conditioning

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
11 October 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC C6S612 Strength and Conditioning,
MSC C6S624 Strength and Conditioning

Module description

This module will introduce students to the underpinning practical skills required for the delivery of Strength and Conditioning services to athletes.

The module will focus on developing students' awareness and understanding of a variety of exercise technical models that will support their ability to improve an athlete's performance. This will include developing students reasoning skills around why elements of performance for each exercise are vital. Students will also gain experience with a wide range of exercise equipment to further their practice as a Strength and Conditioning professional.

Module aims

1. To develops students understanding of the technical aspects of the fundamental techniques prescribed in Strength and Conditioning.

2. To develop critical evaluation and reasoning skills to inform discussions of the key elements that comprise an exercise technique and the decision-making process when coaching’.

Module learning outcomes

1. Critique all components of the technical performance for exercises used to develop reactive strength, linear sprint speed and agility.
2. Critically evaluate technique for exercises performed in the weight-room and demonstrate scientific reasoning for key elements of an exercises technical model.
3. Demonstrate the ability to coach a range of exercises related to the development of athletic performance.

Module information

Indicative syllabus:
1. Weightlifting (Snatch, Clean and Jerk)
2. Plyometric training
3 .Ballistic training
4. Linear speed training
5. Change of direction and agility training
6. Exercises for the lower limb, upper limb, and trunk

Learning and teaching methods

Practical sessions during both the Autumn and Spring onsite periods, and online seminars throughout the academic year (6 x 2 hours).


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Practical Viva    100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Louis Howe, email:
SRES Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Dr Thomas Ian Gee
University of Lincoln
Associate Professor in Strength and Conditioning
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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