Professional Diploma in Strength and Conditioning
The Strength and Conditioning Diploma aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the neuromuscular foundation to train strength and improve athletic performance. During this diploma, you will learn how to apply Strength training methodology in improving athletic performance and post-injury rehabilitation for competition.
- Improve critical analysis by completing a training program on the different professional roles of sports science and health.
- Improve sports performance and injury prevention through a deepened understanding of the methodology to use in strength training and muscle power programs.
- Apply the appropriate methodology to the design of the post-injury rehabilitation process in situations where strength development plays a significant role.
- Have a broad understanding of the emerging methodologies of strength training in order to explore these with the benefit of a solid scientific foundation.
- Get to know the fundamental characteristics of both prevention strategies and injury rehabilitation, as well as the different injury mechanisms in team sports.
- Handle pathologies and specific injuries corresponding to each sport.
- Use the appropriate tools to develop effective leadership in the management of groups and individuals.
- Optimize acute recovery and training adaptation with nutrition.
- Analyze workload monitoring data to orientate the training process towards preventing injuries and consequently successfully optimize sports performance.
- Strength and fitness trainers.
- Return-to-Play coaches
Course 1: Neuromuscular basis for strength training
- Module 1: Characteristics of the musculoskeletal system.
- Module 2: Muscle action and its relationship to sports
- Module 3: Systemic changes in detraining and immobilization.
- Module 4: Assessment of muscular properties in relation to sport
Course 2: Strength training methodology: its application in the improvement of sports performance and post-injury rehabilitation for competition.
- Module 1: Contextualization: how can we adapt strength training to team sports?
- Module 2: Strength workload methodology in situation sports.
- Module 3: Integrating strength workload into planning and programming of situation sports.
- Module 4: Strength in the design of sports-specific tasks. Examples based on football.
Course 3: Strength and muscle power as a key feature of rehabilitation from sports injuries
- Module 1: Analysis of injury in sports: injury mechanisms and associated risk factors.
- Module 2: Sports injuries and their relationship with the quality of strength.
- Module 3: Strength manifestations and muscle power in the post-injury rehabilitation process.
- Module 4: New paradigms in strength training: muscle building through vascular occlusion.
Course 4: Technology, strength training and muscle power
- Module 1: Technology, equipment and general strength training.
- Module 2: Technology, equipment and specific strength training in relation to sports.
- Module 3: Technology in strength and muscle power evaluation.
- Module 4: Interactive technology and strength training.
Course 5: Injuries and Team Sports
- Module 1: Prevention of and readaptation from injuries
- Module 2: Muscle injury and tendinitis management
- Module 3: Management of joint and bone injury
- Module 4: Decision making and returning to competition
Course 6: Team Sports Pathology
- Module 1: Management of medical pathology 1.
- Module 2: Management of medical pathology 2.
- Module 3: Sports Specific pathologies.
- Module 4: Special sports and competitions.
Course 7: Basic coaching skills
- Module 1: Leadership.
- Module 2: Communicational Tools.
- Module 3: Motivational Climates.
- Module 4: Coaches and their Environment.
Course 8: Nutrition, Recovery and Training Adaptations.
- Module 1: Exercise and fatigue.
- Module 2: Recovery and adaptation.
- Module 3: Optimizing recovery and adaptation.
- Module 4: Recovery from injury
Course 9: A Best Practice Approach to Workload Monitoring.
- Module 1: Why do injuries occur?.
- Module 2: Fitness-fatigue model.
- Module 3: Acute: chronic workload ratio and injury
- Module 4: Recent controversies, and practical applications of the data.