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Postgraduate Course: Strength and Conditioning for Specific Populations (SPRT11013)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this course is to develop the strength and conditioning student's knowledge regarding the application of strength and conditioning principles in a range of populations, as related to contemporary research and activity in strength and conditioning.
Course description The course aims to develop the students appreciation of the range of populations and contexts in which strength and conditioning principles can be applied in order to achieve positive outcomes. The aim is the look beyond the elite adult or healthy adult performer.

The specific populations that will be addressed in the course are not detailed here, as it is plausible that these populations may change fairly rapidly due to changing guidelines, policies, and awareness of the benefits of strength and conditioning principles in different populations. It is therefore important that the course retains the flexibility to be contemporary year-by-year.

The course will be taught in lecture, workshop, and practical format where appropriate, depending on the specific nature of the populations being addressed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There will be two assignments.
Part 1 - a group infographic task based on the first 5 weeks work (30%)
Part 2 - a time-limited (48 hours) individual (not group) infographic task based on week 6-10 content (70%).
Feedback Feedback:

Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching throughout the course. Tutors will comment on understanding of the ideas covered in the course and may give specific advice regarding progress. Such feedback is intended to help students understand what their strengths and development points are, and to enable them to take informed responsibility for their learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Formative Feedback - We utilise a range of different formative feedback methods such as de-briefs on student activities, tutor meetings, and peer feedback.

Summative Feedback- Detailed assignment feedback reports are provided in accordance with the assignment specification and criteria.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the process of growth and maturation as it relates to physiological and psycho-social factors which impact on performance.
  2. Apply transformational pedagogy to improve performance of young people.
  3. Show critical awareness of ethical and other relevant issues regarding the physical training of specific populations.
  4. Make informed judgements based on current professional practice regarding training for specific populations.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserProf John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
Course secretaryMr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
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