Girl lifting weightsIntroduction to Strength & Conditioning

Module Code: LEED 2070

Aimed at: Level 2 & 3 Students
Module Credits: 10
Teaching period: Across both semester 1 & 2 (September – May)

Module Summary

This module will give you the opportunity to develop a foundational understanding of Strength and Conditioning training and how to apply it a performance sport setting.

You will develop your knowledge of scientific principles underpinning the theory of training and be tested on your ability to convert this into real world training solutions to be used with athletes. You will also be asked to critically reflect on your learning journey and how it will help to shape your own professional approach.

This module will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of coaching
  • Principles of training
  • Muscular adaptations to training
  • Neurogenic adaptations to training
  • Planning and programming
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Basic movement and lifting skills

Following the completion of the module students will be able to analyse physiological and biomechanical adaptations to exercise that underpin the creation of effective S&C programmes. As well as being able to design a coaching programme that applies the principles of coaching and exercise techniques to effectively deliver S&C theory.

This modules has two assessments:

  • Group Presentation (70%)
  • Reflective Essay (30%)

Module Delivery:

This module emphasises practical in-person sessions where students will learn together in an applied strength and conditioning environment. The module will also incorporate some online sessions and learning materials. 

Additional Support:

Students will have a range of support and access points available to them through this module.

  • Small Group Tutorials
  • Discussion Boards
  • Formative Assessments
  • Consultation Hours