Postgraduate Course: Strength and Conditioning for Specific Populations (SPRT11013)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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%).
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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Apply transformational pedagogy to improve performance of young people.
- Show critical awareness of ethical and other relevant issues regarding the physical training of specific populations.
- Make informed judgements based on current professional practice regarding training for specific populations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof John Sproule
Tel: (0131 6)51 6135
|Course secretary||Mr George Adams
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206