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HL10462: Strength and conditioning

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: By the end of this unit students will be able to understand the scientific principles, concepts and theories underpinning strength training and conditioning.

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
* Understand the physical and motor fitness requirements of sport and how they interact during performance.
* Understand the concepts and use of a needs analysis (including sport and athlete)
* Understand the scientific principles of training within the strength and conditioning industry. (Specificity, overload (progressive), Variation)
* Apply scientific principles of training and understand how they lead to improved performance.
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of performance measures that can be used to monitor improved performance.

* Reading
* Analysis
* Interpretation
* Application
* Communication.

* Introduction to the fundamentals of human movement
* Introduction to functional movement screens and needs analysis
* Principles of effective training; training theory and practice
* Physical and motor fitness components of performance
* Assignment preparation; practical and theory.
* 'Warm ups' are they really necessary?
* Training principles in the context of endurance and hypertrophy.
* Training principles in the context of strength and power.
* Training principles and the bigger picture
* Monitoring training responses.

Programme availability:

HL10462 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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