Why was this course created?

Working with athletes requires a structured approach to program creation and planning the training year. Most personal training courses fail to deliver this information, and therefore this course was created to upskill fitness professional on working effectively with athletes. This course delivers information pitched between level 4-5, and therefore to get the most from this content, underpinning knowledge to a level 3 standard is suggested before undertaking this course. This course will allow you to confidently assess static and dynamic postures and consider stability and mobility restrictions. This will allow suitable and personalised corrective exercise prehab / rehab programs to be designed for the client, improving muscle coordination, movement quality and exercise technique.

What will you learn?

This course will teach you the principles of strength and conditioning, foundations of strength training and adaptations, understanding the specific requirement of an athlete or sport, fatigue and recovery management, programming at a micro/mesocyle level, producing an annual plan, a periodised approach hypertrophy, strength and power and different approaches to periodisation.

Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Complete a needs analysis for an athlete of sport

  • Plan exercise session relevant to specific adaptations

  • Complete an annual plan for an athlete or sport

  • Write periodised programs to help develop an athlete is pre-season, during season and post season.

Check out the lessons in this course

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A welcome message from the instructor
  • 2

    Introduction to Strength and Conditioning

    • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • 3

    Principles of Strength and Conditioning

    • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • 4

    Foundations of Strength Training

    • Foundations of Strength Training
  • 5

    Principles of Strength Training

    • Principles of Strength Training
  • 6

    Needs Analysis

    • Needs Analysis
  • 7

    Program Design (Micro & Mesocycles)

    • Program Design (Micro & Mesocycles)
  • 8

    The Annual Plan

    • The Annual Plan
  • 9

    Periodisation of training

    • Periodisation of training
  • 10

    Linear vs other methods of periodisation

    • Linear vs other methods of periodisation

How is the course delivered?

  • Lectures

    Engaging content delivering theory and structure

  • Practical Demonstration

    Video demonstrations for visual learning

  • Worksheets

    Worksheets to complete to compliment learning

  • Research Papers

    Relevant research papers to build your evidence base

  • Learning Quiz

    To help you assess your knowledge and know when to move on

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David Francis (Lead Tutor)

David has worked in the fitness industry for over 10 years and currently is the programme leader for a Sports Therapy degree course. After completing his personal training qualification, he quickly become one of the top personal trainers in the area, with an evidence-based approach to training borrowing from professional sports team approaches. Degrees in Sports Science (BSc) and Strength & Conditioning (MSc) followed. He has experience working in high profile gym management leading teams of personal trainers, teaching level 2 and 3 courses to hundreds of students and working in high level sports teams.

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