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HL40483: Scientific basis of strength and power training

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must ( take HL20108 OR take 2 MODULES FROM {HL20503, HL20504} ) AND take HL20185
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To explore the theoretical underpinning of different strength training paradigms and the biological mechanisms associated with strength and power adaptations.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of the biochemical, genetic and mechanical factors associated with strength and power development.
* Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the complex structural adaptions which occur under different strength training regimes in relation to muscle, tendon, bone and neural systems.
* Use the research evidence to systematically and creatively evaluate the efficacy of selected specific strength and power training regimes for specific populations.
* Gain an appreciation and use procedures for testing strength / power metrics and for monitoring adaptations.
* Apply knowledge of the proposed adaptations to different strength training regimes in the design of individualised training programmes.

Knowledge and Understanding - taught, facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Spoken communication - facilitated
Information Technology - taught and facilitated
Problem Solving - taught, facilitated and assessed
Data Acquisition, Handling and Analysis - taught and facilitated
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed
Working as part of a group - facilitated


* Genetic and biochemical basis for strength and power adaptation;
* Muscle, tendon, bone and neural adaptations to strength and power training;
* Theory, implementation and monitoring of specific strength training regimes;
* Efficacy of strength training for specific target populations.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40483 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 4)