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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

The design and application of training programmes requires an understanding of the principles of Strength and Conditioning to optimise the response in relation to human health and athletic performance 

this course examines both the neuromuscular system and cardiorespiratory systems in order to build a comprehensive understanding of the capacity and limitations related to exercise performance in humans; 

this core knowledge prepares you for more advanced study of sports and health sciences; 

you will participate in the applied practice of fitness testing and assessment, which will build essential laboratory and data analysis skills of importance for employability in the area of sports and health

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Derek Ball
  • Mr Daniel Sutton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is designed to explore the application of exercise science to establish the training principles for elite sports performance and acute and chronic exercise response. Based on the fundamental aspects of neuromuscular physiology and cardiorespiratory function, the principles of training related to strength and conditioning will be introduced. Research methodology and data analysis will be examined throughout the course. By the end of this course students will have a broad understanding of the major factors underpinning strength and conditioning.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

3x Multiple Choice Question Online Assessment = 30%

End of Term Objective Structred Practical Examination conducted through collaborate = 70%

Alternative Resit Assessment

Online exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to link training stimulus to the adaptation process
FactualApplyAn ability to recognise the risks and limitations of designing a training protocol
ConceptualRememberUnderstand the principles related to macro- and micro-cycles in relation to training practice

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