DSC11 – Mod 1 Fitness, Conditioning and Training

Module Overview

This module presents a general insight to the concept of physical fitness, conditioning and training as they apply to the preparation and conditioning for performance for sport at all levels. It examines the Key Elements of Fitness and the Principles of Training as they relate to coaching and fitness for sport in general.

Module 1

NOTE: This is a common module for all students undertaking this course. So all students will study module DSC11.

Module Summary

The module starts with two general topics presenting a quick overview of the history of the Olympics in general and of Sport in particular. It further examines the classification of sports and where the various sports are grouped into one of seven categories.

The module continues by examining health and general fitness before discussing the various components of physical fitness and more importantly discusses the Principles of Training and how they are used effectively as guidelines for both the coaching methods and the coaching programme of the sports coach.

The overall aim of this module is to ensure that the coach develops a more rounded approach to physical fitness conditioning and to the understanding of how benefits in training are achieved though planning, preparation and specific programming.

The module will seek to outline the reasons why the term “Strength & Conditioning Coach” is a vary narrow term and one which can be misleading as the preparation of individual athletes, players and teams require a more rounded educated coach with a sound grounding and qualification in all the elements of Physical Fitness and in the methods and principles used to achieve optimal outcome for the training programme.

This course presents a modern approach to physical fitness, conditioning and training. Each topic is presented in an exciting and thorough way to ensure that a clear understanding of the subject matter is delivered.

Module Duration

This module is the equivalent of 30 hours of college lectures and the corresponding time spent understanding, absorbing and using the content practically through study and one’s coaching practice.

There is approximately 5 hours of video talks included as part of the content.

All students are enrolled for 60 days but the actual time spent completing the module make take much less time for some coaches.

Module Videos

This module now contains 5 hours approximately of video talks and presentations.

There are 17 topic summary videos available

There are 27 other videos available as part of the course content

Module Topics

The following topics are covered in this module are:

TOPIC 1 – Introduction to the Module:

This topic introduces the module, its aims and it learning objectives as well as listing all the topics.

Lecture Text:           7 pages

Topic Videos:          1

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TOPIC 2 – Historical Development of Sports

This topic looks at the history fo the development of sport from as early as 3000 year BC, the ancient Olympic Games, the modern Olympics as well as how sports were regulated and developed in the UK and Ireland.

Lecture Text:           12 pages

Topic Videos:           4


TOPIC 3 – The Classification of Sports

Initially this topics looks at 4 different classification of games but then presents Gandleman and Smirnov’s seven classifications of sports.

Lecture Text:           11 pages

Topic Videos:           1

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TOPIC 4 – Health, General and Sports Fitness

In this topic we presents definitions of health fitness, general fitness for life and fitness for sport which is the vital type of fitness of interest to the strength and conditioning coach.

Lecture Text:           15 pages

Topic Videos:           4

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TOPIC 5 – Understanding Fitness and Conditioning

This topic presents physical fitness as a status to be achieved or reached and conditioning as the process by which the status is reached.

Lecture Text:           13 pages

Topic Videos:           5

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TOPIC 6 –  Skill – The Key Component of Sports Training

In this topic we discuss the importance of skill and the various types of skill that contribute to performance competence in sport.

Lecture Text:           16 pages

Topic Videos:            7

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TOPIC 7 – The Components of Physical Fitness

In this long topic we examine the other 5 components of physical fitness which act as the foundation of efficient execution of skill and competence in sport.

Lecture Text:           30

Topic Videos:       3

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TOPIC 8 – The Principles of Training

This short topic introduces the Principles of Training and their importance in coaching, training and programme planning.

Lecture Text:           5 pages

Topic Videos:           2

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TOPIC 9 – The Principle of Overload

This topic discusses the Principle of Overload and how it is used to make athletes or players fitter.

Lecture Text:           5 pags

Topic Videos:           3

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TOPIC 10 – The Principle of Adaptation

This topic presents a keen insight into how coaches can implement the Principle of Adaptation to achieve greater success in their coaching practice and training methods.

Lecture Text:           16 pages

Topic Videos:           3

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TOPIC 11 – The Principle of Generality

This topic outlines how the Principle of Generality is important when working with younger or novice athletes or teams.

Lecture Text:           8 pagea

Topic Videos:           1

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TOPIC 12 – The Principle of Specificity

The Principle of Specificity leads us to the understanding that only training that is specific to the sport is really important for most athlete and teams – and can even be vital for juvenile, teenage and novice performers as well.

Lecture Text:           26 pages

Topic Videos:           3

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TOPIC 13 – The Principle of Individuality

The topic aims to make the coach aware of the importance of taking the individual athlete or the individual player on a team and their needs into consideration to ensure that fitness programmes are successful.

Lecture Text:           7 pages

Topic Videos:           1

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TOPIC 14 – The Principle of Interference

When training two or more components of fitness there can be interference in the outcome.  This topic examines this interference and how the coach can develop a better training approach to counteract or avoid such issues.

Lecture Text:           10 pages

Topic Videos:           1

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TOPIC 15 – The Principle of Rest and Recovery

This topic presents an in-depth look at the importance of planned rest and recovery in the overall training programme and how this Principle of Rest and Recovery is vital to sustained training and subsequent competition success.

Lecture Text:           10 pages

Topic Videos:       3

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TOPIC 16 – The Principle of Variation

One important aspect of a good fitness programme is the ability of the coach to vary the training stimulus on a regular basis. This topic examines the importance of rest and recovery an integral part of fitness development.

Lecture Text:           9 pages

Topic Videos:          2

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TOPIC 17 – The Principle of Reversibility

The final topic of this module examines the Principle of Reversibility which is sometimes referred to as the Principle of De-training. This topic examines the importance of avoiding de-training effects and how to maintain aspects of fitness while other components are being stressed in training.

Lecture Text:           9 pages

Topic Videos:          4

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TOPIC 18 – The Principle of Training (Review)

The topic presents nice video which reviews the Principles of Training.

Topic Videos:          1

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TOPIC 19 – Module Assessment

The final topic of Module 1 presents the Module Assessment MCQ

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Topic 20 – Additional Reading Material 

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 Module Information

This course is delivered in modular format.

As soon as you gain entry to the course all the course content is accessible.

The course will contain a series of topics. We encourage participants to study them in the order presented.

Course Assessment must be attempted before the final 5 days of enrolment.

Assessment for the course is by Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ). This MCQ contains 20 questions.

Each question will have 4 possible answers.

Some questions will have more than one correct answer.

Advice for Participants

A MCQ can only be attempted ONCE. It is your responsibility to ensure that mobile phones are turned-off and you should seek to be alone for the duration of the MCQ. The written content (only) of the module is the subject matter of all the MCQs

The MCQ for this module can take up to 45 minutes.

In the case of failing an MCQ arrangements will be made to allow a second attempt.

As soon as you have submitted the Module MCQ, you are asked to email admin@premiercollege.com to let us know that you have completed the module. Cerificates are only awarded to successful full course completion students.

Module Enrolment Details

Each participant is enrolled for 60 days and are given this period in which to complete the course and the end of course assessment.

Emails will be sent automatically to participants with the final 15 days of the course to remind them to complete the course or to ask for an extension.

If one has problems with completing the course in 60 days, they are asked to email admin@premiersportscollege.com for an extension. The request must arrive before the 5th last day of enrolment.

Purchasing Information

Please go to the college home page and on the top right hand corner ensure you select your correct location as this will give one the choice of paying by Euro, Sterling or Dollar. This course can be purchased module by module (€99.00 per module)  or the full course can be purchased for €850.00. To purchase the course in full go and click here

For those who wish to purchase this course or module purchasing is done via PayPal and therefore all transactions remain privae and confidential to the client/student.


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Fee for DSC11 – Mod 1 Fitness, Conditioning and Training: $110.00
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Fee for DSC1 – International Diploma In Strength and Conditioning: $950.00