PERS20010 Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Academic Year 2022/2023

The aim of this module are to: 1. Provide students with the underpinning scientific knowledge required to deliver effective strength and conditioning programs in a variety of settings. 2. Provide students with a working knowledge of scientifically based practical methods of fitness enhancement and evaluation. 3. Provide students with the theory and practical implementation of periodisation and preparation for competition. The module is designed to prepare students for accreditation by the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), an increasingly important pre-requisite for employment in the strength and conditioning industry. The module content covers the scientific principles of training and needs analysis, theory and practice of composing the training programme (including periodisation and preparation for competition), nutrition and ergogenic aids, measuring and evaluating fitness in the laboratory and field, and strength and conditioning for special populations. The theory lectures will be based on research findings, and will be supplemented by hands-on practical sessions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to: 1.Identify the underlying scientific basis of fitness for sport, and how fitness adaptatons occur as a result of strength and conditioning programmes. 2. Identify the key fitness components of various sports, and analyse the optimal strength and conditioning methods for eliciting positive adaptations in these systems. 3. Construct, deliver and evaluate effective training sessions and periodised programs, based on scientific principles.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face to face lectures
Active task based learning
Group work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

PERS10010 (Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning)

PERS20190 (Testing & Evaluation of Human Performance)
PERS20170 (Optimization of Human Performance)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PERS10010 - Fundamentals of Strength & Con

Advanced Strength & Condition (PERS30280)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual case study Unspecified n/a Graded No


Practical Examination: Practical examination Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided on request following assessment of component

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 13:00 - 14:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Wed 11:00 - 12:50