Strength and Conditioning: Application and Theory

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C607 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)

Module description

Students will learn different approaches to planning training over a season, as well as how to vary and monitor training volume, as well as the indicators of and consequences of overtraining. Students will also learn the issues associated with the early identification of talented individuals and their long-term athletic development.. Alongside learning how to plan the development of the athletic performance of athletes, students will also learn the importance of committing to a lifelong process of coach education and development.

Module aims

This module aims to provide students with the understanding of how they can use sport and exercise science in the coaching process.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the different approaches commonly used to vary training volume and intensity in a yearly training plan
2. Explain the consequences for the athlete of overtraining
3. Discuss the issues associated with the identification and long-term development of talented athletes
4. Describe how a coaching philosophy can be impacted by thought, behaviour and environment.
5. Explain how coach education is an ongoing process of personal development

This module provides training in the following key skills:

1. Communication skills
2. Problem solving
3. Creativity & innovative thinking
4. Organisational skills
5. Information finding and critical analysis

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module is delivered by a mixture of teaching methods including lectures (20 hrs) and practicals (10 hrs).


  • (©2014) High-performance training for sports, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Coursework 1 (Training diary) 18/10/2019 0%
Coursework Coursework 2 (report) 1500 words 22/11/2019 40%
Coursework Coursework 3 (Infographic) 02/12/2019 20%
Coursework Coursework 4 (Presentation) 06/12/2019 40%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Ed Hope, Dr Ben Jones, external coaching staff
School Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Dr Owen Thomas
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Reader: Sport Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 43 hours, 31 (72.1%) hours available to students:
12 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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