Professional Diploma in Strength and Conditioning

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Explore the intricate dynamics of strength training and its vital role in enhancing sports performance and facilitating post-injury rehabilitation with our comprehensive course. Covering foundational principles of the neuromuscular system, muscle action dynamics, and systemic changes in detraining, you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to assess and optimize muscular properties for sports. Dive into methodologies tailored for team sports and situational contexts, integrating strength training into planning and rehabilitation strategies.

Discover innovative approaches like muscle building through vascular occlusion and leverage cutting-edge technologies for precise evaluation and interactive training experiences. With a focus on injury prevention, management, and return-to-play decisions specific to team sports, this course also equips you with essential coaching skills and insights into sports pathology and nutrition for peak performance and recovery. Ideal for professionals looking to advance their expertise in sports science and rehabilitation, this course offers practical insights and strategies to elevate athletic performance and manage injuries effectively.




Delivery mode
9 months
Average dedication
6/8 weekly hours
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Learn to

Improve critical analysis by completing a training program on the different professional roles of sports science and health.
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 for 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.

Experts Advisors:

Daniel Romero Rodriguez

Francesc Cos

Gil Rodas Font

Ana Merayo García

Asker Jeukendrup

David Casamichana Gómez

Course Syllabus

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 immobilisation. Module 4: Assessment of muscular properties in relation to sport.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Basic coaching skills

Module 1: Leadership Module 2: Communicational Tools Module 3: Motivational Climates Module 4: Coaches and their Environment

Nutrition, recovery and training adaptations

Module 1: Exercise and fatigue Module 2: Recovery and adaptation Module 3: Optimising recovery and adaptation Module 4: Recovery from injury

Assessing Training and Training Load Management

Module 1: Analysis of the training task Module 2: Analysis of the training session Module 3: Analysis of the training microcycle Module 4: Analysis of the training mesocycle and of broad temporary training phases

What Does It Include?

24-hour access to study material, from anywhere, on any device
Accompaniment, monitoring and virtual support from an expert in the field
Activities and assessments with personalized feedback
Discussion forums and interaction with colleagues from all over the world
Certificate issued by Barça Innovation Hub and endorsed by the corresponding institution.
Self-assessment to measure your learning progress
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