SPRT109-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)

Strength and Conditioning

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab
1 Apr - 7 Apr

Course Coordinator

Carl Petersen


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment - Technique Analysis Report 03 Mar 2024 30% Identifying technique issues and solutions
Test 15 May 2024 40% Online test of theory, knowledge and understanding from lectures, labs and course readings
Residential Course Tasks 03 Apr 2024 30% Completion of Residential Workshop Tasks

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Edited by Haff and Tiplett; Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning ; 4th edition; Human Kinetics, 2016.

Recommended Reading

CSCS; CSCS Study guide 2019 and 2020: CSCS Exam Content and Practice Test Prep Book for the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Test ;

NSCA; NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition ; 3rd edition;

Paul Laursen and Martin Buchheit (Eds); Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training ; 4th edition; Human Kinetics, 2016.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

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.

Assessment and grading system

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -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.

Indicative Fees

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.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPRT109 Occurrences

  • SPRT109-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • SPRT109-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)
  • SPRT109-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024 - Not Offered
  • SPRT109-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance) - Not Offered