This module provides students with the opportunity to build on their research methods training, applying and reflecting upon the skills required for post graduate level research.
This module examines real world application of S&C within a variety of contexts. You will gain an insight into the realities of working in the S&C field, with experienced S&C coaches and practitioners from other disciplines sharing their experiences and approaches to working in the industry. Alongside taught content, you will undertake a placement in which you will operate in an applied strength and conditioning capacity.
In this module, you will examine strategies used to assess athletes’ physical capabilities, ranging from movement competency, to strength and power diagnostics, field-based testing protocols and biomechanical analysis. You will explore technology and software solutions used in assessing, monitoring and reporting physical performance measures, examine considerations in the reliability, validity and sensitivity of performance tests, and look at how to present information to athletes and coaches in meaningful and impactful ways.
In this module students will be required to undertake an independent research project negotiated with a nominated supervisor. Students will have the experience of utilising in-depth knowledge and understanding of their specialist area whilst engaging in the research process. Students will produce either a piece of empirical research, or professionally related, applied practice depending on the area of study.
This is a practically focused module in which you will be taught training techniques and explore technical models for key resistance training exercises and field-based training methods. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own technical competencies, as well as the opportunity to develop your coaching skills in the weight room and field environments.
This module will explore the principles of designing, planning and implementing strength and conditioning programmes, examining key principles in relation to optimising sports performance through the application of periodisation and multi-disciplinary approaches to the physical preparation of athletes.