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This module is a combination of theory, seminar and practical content that will introduce the student to the fundamental principles of strength and conditioning. This will include a specific focus placed upon performance profiling. The lectures topics will include guidelines for scientific assessment, testing of fitness components, benchmarking and athlete data analysis.
Students will develop skills in the fundamental application of physiology and biomechanics relative to strength and conditioning. Knowledge and understanding in relation to the scientific testing of fitness components as well as athlete screening method will also be developed. Finally, issues surrounding health and safety will be examined.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Recognise the application of biomechanical and physiological principles to strength and conditioning practice.
2. Explain the key features of a needs analysis and be able to apply them to a range of sports.
3. Identify the predominant metabolic pathway, common movement patterns used, typical injury incidence and etiology within specific sports.
4. Interpret specific guidelines for scientific assessment and review testing data.
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