Course Title: Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2112

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015

OHTH2112

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Isaac Selva Raj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7037

Course Coordinator Email: isaacselva.raj@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.007


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisite:  OHTH2104 Kinesiology must be successfully completed by students BEFORE they can enrol in this course


Course Description

The course consists of a series of lectures and practical sessions where the scientific principles of strength training and conditioning are presented. You will acquire the knowledge and skill needed to measure and evaluate strength and physical conditioning, and to prescribe, monitor and assess resistance training and exercise conditioning programs for child, adolescent and adult populations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP296 Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science):

  1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  2. Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients PLO2).
  3. Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  4. Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4).
  5. Assess exercise clients using valid and reliable methods, and generate reports in an appropriate format (PLO5).
  6. Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).
  7. Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and ageing (PLO7).
  8. Knowledge and ability to work within the legal, ethical, practice and safety codes of the profession (PLO8).

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041 Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of functional anatomy and strength training.
  2. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge about the effect of resistance training and exercise conditioning programs on the physical performance, health and well-being of child, adolescent and adult populations.
  3. Safely and effectively use instrumentation and equipment to record and assess human strength and power.
  4. Use sophisticated software to identify muscle action in basic, intermediate and advanced exercises and sport activities.
  5. Design basic, intermediate and advanced strength and power training programs for clients.
  6. Communicate knowledge in a variety of scientific formats.
  7. Apply knowledge and skills to analyse the strength and conditioning needs of a client.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. It will be to your advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.

Forty eight hours (48) of lecturer guided learning (lectures, laboratories) and forty eight hours (48) of directed learning through online activities and independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources in this course include class readings, lecture notes, practical exercises, handouts and references on selected topics. The myRMIT system provides opportunities for students to independently access much of this material. It will be to the student’s advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks:

Early Assessment Task 1:  Skills Test (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement)

Any student failing the laboratory skills test at the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to pass the skill test.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course. 

This assessment task supports CLO 3

Assessment Task 2:  Mid-Semester Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 & 7

Assessment Task 3: Skills Test (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement)

Any student failing the laboratory skills tests at the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to pass the skills test.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course.

This assessment task supports CLOs  4, 5, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 4: Seminar Presentation

Weighting 30% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7

Assessment Task 5: End of semester Exam

Weighting 50% 

This assessment supports CLOs 6 & 7

Assessment Task 6:  Attendance of seminar presentations (Pass/Fail Hurdle requirement)

This assessment supports: CLOs 2 & 6