Introduction 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)
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 is assessed in three parts:
- Multiple Choice Exam (20%)
- Group Presentation (50%)
- Reflective Essay (30%)
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review – see module enrolment pages for information
Students will have a range of support and access points available to them through this module.
- Individual Tutorials
- Discussion Boards
- Formative Assessments
- Consultation Hours