What certificates will I receive?
Anyone who successfully completes this course will receive a YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Sports Conditioning worth 16 REPs points, a Discovery Learning certificate in strength and sports conditioning, and a certificate in circuit training worth 4 REPs points.
Is this course recognised?
Yes, the awarding organisation for this course is YMCA Awards, which means this course will be recognized by industry employers throughout the UK and your REPs insurance will cover you to train people in strength and sports conditioning.
Are there any pre-requisites?
To be eligible to enrol on this course, students must already have completed a REPs approved level 3 personal training course, either with us or with another accredited provider.
This course will give you all the principles needed to train athletes to condition and improve their strength for competition. You will learn how to effectively analyse sporting movements, design skill development programmes, devise conditioning programmes and be able to combine all this together into a structured programme.
You will be able to work with exercise enthusiasts to increase their strength, speed and power and develop sports specific training approaches for individual sporting disciplines. This qualification gives enormous potential for fitness professionals to enter into the young but rapidly growing area of strength and sports conditioning.
Many athletes, in search of greater sporting performance, put almost all of their effort into improving the technical aspects of their chosen sport, but do not reach their full potential because they put insufficient effort into their physical conditioning and preparation. This strength and sports conditioning course will equip you to help athletes fill this gap and enhance their physical prowess to help them excel in their field.
Students have the option to pay for this strength and sports conditioning course in a single payment or through monthly instalments. To find out more about these affordable options, click here.
What will I learn?
This course will train you how to apply principles of human physiology and biomechanics to determine what the requirements of a specific sporting discipline are on each area of the body in terms of energy, power, flexibility, speed and endurance, and how to develop exercise programs for clients that will enhance their sporting performance with a combination of sports specific and general strength and conditioning training.
Unit 1: Biomechanical analysis of athletes - Identifying the mechanics of individual movements and analysis of the musculature involved to enable the effective prescription of exercise to improve efficiency of the movement.
Unit 2: Physiological training needs analysis - Assessing the specific cardiovascular and muscle strength and endurance requirements of a specific client for specific sporting activities.
Unit 3: Motor skill development - Designing exercise drills to enhance motor skills and improve a client’s speed, agility and flexibility.
Unit 4: Plyometric exercise - Applying in-depth plyometric principles to improve sporting performance in clients.
Unit 5: Muscular strength and endurance conditioning - Building on the general exercise practises of personal training to provide further and more specialised athletic conditioning.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for any gym instructor or personal trainer who is looking to work alongside athletes to help them increase their performance. This course is suitable for a trainer looking to work within a specific or non-specific sporting discipline. It is Ideal for any trainer looking to enter the new and rapidly expanding field of strength and sports conditioning coaching.
How long is the course?
This course is delivered over a period of five days of continuous full-time study and practical workshops, including a one-day circuit training course, a two-day introduction to strength conditioning and a two-day overview of sports conditioning.
Where can I complete the course?
Our strength and sports conditioning course is taught at our West London training centre.
What assessments will I need to complete?
Learners will be assessed in the following areas: biomechanical analysis of an athlete in action, designing progressive skill rehearsal training programmes, and designing progressive conditioning programmes. Learners will also be assessed through a formal interview process known as a viva.
What support will I get?
Once enrolled on our strength and sports conditioning course, you will be granted full access to Discovery Learning’s online learning environment so you can familiarise yourself with the course syllabus. You will also be put in contact with our student support team, who will be available to assist you with any administration or IT issues, and with our course tutors, who will support you with the coursework and overall learning process.