SSCI407-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

The course explores recent and more complex aspects of strength and conditioning. The focus of this course will be upon both sport performance and health improvement. The course will be practical and theoretical and require students to critique new methods and recent research directions in the field.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Describe the overall statistical effectiveness of various strength and conditioning techniques and practices for specific populations.
2. Critically evaluate and weigh up the underlying evidence of the proposed mechanisms of various strength and conditioning techniques and practices.
3. Analyse the relative effectiveness and associated time-frames of various nutritional and ergogenic aids to enhancing specific performance goals.
4. Clearly communicate through oral presentation the magnitude of performance enhancement of specific conditioning techniques and practices.
5. Research contemporary international trends in strength and conditioning practices.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (23/7-20/8, 10/9-1/10)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (23/7-20/8, 10/9-1/10)
20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (22/7-19/8, 9/9-30/9)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (22/7-19/8, 9/9-30/9)
20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Warehouse 120 Biomechanics Lab (24/7-21/8, 11/9-2/10)
Warehouse 122 Strength and Conditioning Lab (24/7-21/8, 11/9-2/10)
20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 4 Oct

Course Coordinator

Carl Petersen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Hands on coaching 09 Oct 2020 30% S&C delivery working with an external group during class time.
45 min workshop presentation 01 Oct 2020 40% Present a 'Masterclass' presentation to an invited sports group.
2 hr exam 30% Examination of knowledge of evidence underpinning S&C practices. In the official university examination period.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Laursen, Paul,1971- , Laursen, Paul, Buchheit, Martin; Science and application of high-intensity interval training :solutions to the programming puzzle; Human Kinetics, 2018.

Le Meur, Yann , Mujika, Inigo; Endurance training; Infographic edition; , 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.

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

A pass is 50 marks and over.

Attendance

Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings, readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.

Evaluation

Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings, readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.

Grade moderation

Due to the carefully planned learning progressions within courses and the workshop type nature of most on-campus classes, all on-campus students are expected to attend all sessions. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content. If you are going to miss on-campus classes you are expected to email the course lecturer, catch up on missed work through classmates, view recordings, readings and other supplementary material provided.  In special cases, the course lecturer may provide additional support for you.

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.

Notes

The Award regulations for the MSS/PGDipSS/PGCertSS can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/publications/calendar.shtml
The specific Award regulations for the degrees can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/academic-regulations/mss-96/, http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/academic-regulations/pgdipss-140/,   http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/academic-regulations/pgcertss-117/
The College of Education Health and Human Development assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/documents/brochures_2016/Assessment-Guidelines-for-Students.pdf
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found on the Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

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.) Most assignments must be submitted online. Online submission requires students to formally acknowledge that what they are submitting is their own work. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet (available from the course lecturer).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer. 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.

Resubmissions

To pass this course you are required to gain an overall average grade of C- (50%) or better across all assessments. No resubmissions are available for this course.

Special Consideration

Students wishing to apply for Special Consideration should refer to this link for further information: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml

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 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

Partial Exemption from Assessment

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 students 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. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 03 369 5000.

Hard Copy Submission for On-Campus Students
Where your course lecturer requires a hardcopy submission, on campus students’ assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or by the time directed by the course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office. Distance students will receive specific instructions from their course lecturer. Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,108.00

* 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 9 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All SSCI407 Occurrences

  • SSCI407-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020