SPCO341-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018


This course provides students with an introduction to the software and technologies used by high performance sports teams. Students will gain experience implementing innovative training methodologies, and learn to organise and concisely report large sets of training and testing data. Furthermore they will develop practical skills working in a team environment and will learn to prioritise training objectives within a short-term training plan.

Gain and apply knowledge to critically examine the latest training and recovery methodologies and identify significant issues regarding training for sport performance.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, successful students will be able to:

1. Recognise and develop robust training approaches to maximise sports performance
2. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of advanced training practices
3. Identify training priorities and provide effective verbal and written reports supporting both the team and individual
4. Be able to effectively implement a number of training methodologies currently used in sports teams

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


1) SPCO241, or
2) enrolment in GradCertSpC, or
3) approval from Programme Coordinator

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mark Drury


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Training Plan & Video 17 Aug 2018 35%
2000 word Literature Review 05 Oct 2018 40%
Technical Coaching of key strength exercises 22 Oct 2018 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Haff, Greg , Triplett, N. Travis, National Strength & Conditioning Association (U.S.); Essentials of strength training and conditioning; Fourth edition;

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 BSpC Courses 2013 in the BSpC 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


We strongly advise that you participate in all the course learning activities provided on Learn. We also suggest that you communicate with the course lecturer on a regular basis as required to ensure that you are able to demonstrate an understanding of all the learning outcomes. Insufficient participation in the course may jeopardise your ability to pass the course.


Students will be asked to complete course and teacher evaluations, using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring surveys.  Survey responses are conducted electronically and are confidential. The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


Students should refer to the Bachelor of Sport Coaching Course Handbook and course regulations for further information on course completing assignments and assessment.
The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/documents/calendar/faculty_of_education.pdf.
The College of Education assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, aegrotat procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found in the course outline which will be provided by your course lecturer at the start of the course.

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.)  Notes on APA referencing can also be found in the BSpC course handbook. Each assessment submission requires a completed cover sheet (available on-line).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer and complete the appropriate extension form. Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


To pass this course you are required to gain an overall average grade of C- (50%) or better across all assessments. No resubmits are available for this course. This assessment procedure applies from 2015 onwards.

Aegrotat Considerations

Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation H: Aegrotat Consideration and Aegrotat Consideration: Procedures in the UC Policy Library.

Partial Exemption from Assessment

If you are wishing to apply for partial exemption from assessment in a course (e.g. if you are repeating a course and you have have previously passed one or more assessments from within the course, and do not wish to write this assessment again) you may apply for this using the form: Application for Partial Exemption from Assessment

Where to submit and collect work

Hard Copy Submission for ON Campus Students
On campus students assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Assignments Room in Ōrakipaoa, (the College of Education, Dovedale campus College office) by 5.00pm, or time directed by course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop boxes placed at the back entrance to Ōrakipaoa.

Pick up Arrangements: It is your responsibility to pick each assignment up from the assignment room at the College of Education College Office. Lecturers will not follow up on resubmits and fails, it is the students responsibility to do this. Hours of operation of the Assignments Room for picks- ups are 11am-2pm weekdays.

Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)

All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date. All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. There is opportunity for student to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000.Monday to  Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $865.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SPCO341 Occurrences

  • SPCO341-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018
  • SPCO341-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)