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This course will be of interest to coaches, personal trainers and student athletes who wish to grow their knowledge and practical skills around Strength and Conditioning training to support their own training or that of athletes/clients they are coaching. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the position of fitness trainers in both occupational, health promotion and sporting environments. Practical skills using modern strength and conditioning techniques and technology will be developed. Students are required to demonstrate, coach and analyse performance.
1 Effectively communicate applied strength and conditioning knowledge to other coaching staff and deliver effective coaching information to clients.2 Accurately demonstrate key exercise movements and provide appropriate feedback for correct technique to clients and other coaching staff.3 Use modern training technologies to analyse movement quality and provide accurate data for clients.4 Describe the scope of practice of fitness coaches working in occupational, health and sporting environments and strategies for working with individuals from backgrounds including Māori and Pasifika.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Edited by Haff and Tiplett;
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning
Human Kinetics, 2016.
CSCS Study guide 2019 and 2020: CSCS Exam Content and Practice Test Prep Book for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Test
NSCA's Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training
Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit (Eds);
Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training
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All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions in the University of Canterbury Calendar and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpRT Courses in the BSpRT coursebook.
Grading ScaleGrade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99
The award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport can be found within the UC Calendar. The UC calendar is available online here. The specific award regulations for the degree can be found here.The Faculty of Health guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the Faculty grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found here.The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found here.
Domestic fee $978.00
International fee $4,988.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences