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Written and delivered by Sam Bacon (MSc, BSc, CSCS, FRCms)

  • Study from the comfort of your own home at your own pace
  • Evidence based course incorporating academic papers and further reading
  • Learn the principles that underpin effective programming
  • Learn how to adapt your programming for specific training phases
  • Understand how to interpret research and apply it to real world scenarios

Tutor, Sam Bacon, has an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and a BSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Science alongside numerous vocational qualifications including NSCA and British Weightlifting.

This CPD course will give you an overview of periodisation and programming for sports performance. By the end of the course you will understand the principles that underpin effective programming, be able to perform a critical needs analysis, have the ability to apply scientific principles to a training programme design and understand how to adapt training variables to meet the demands of specific training phases. In this course you will also look at adopting a critical evidence-based approach to athlete development and understanding the real-world application of programming.

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate, signed by Sam Bacon, as evidence of your CPD.

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This online course should take approximately eight hours to complete.

In this course personal trainer, Sam Bacon, will take you through how to programme for your clients. You will look at critical needs analysis, applying scientific principles to programme design, how to adapt training variables to meet the demands of specific training phases and real world applications of programme design.

Entry Requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Previous students have come from a range of backgrounds from personal trainers and gym instructors to those wanting to learn more about how to programme their own workouts.

You will be supported throughout the course by your dedicated educational supervisor and the CORE Fitness Education team.

In this short module Sam Bacon introduces the course and explains the elements of the course

In Unit 1 you will learn about why you should plan and programme for your clients, the standardised approach to this in the fitness industry and how decisions about planning and programming are made and the monitoring around this. You will also learn about what considerations need to be taken into account when carrying out a needs analysis and determining what information is needed before you design a training programme for a client.

In unit 2 you will learn about the scientific principles that underpin training and should guide everything you do as a coach. You will also learn about how to manipulate different training parameters to induce desired adaptions.

In unit 3 you will learn about the concept of periodisation, macro, meso and micro cycles and different models of periodisation along with their limitations and potential solutions.

In unit 4 you will learn about tapering in relation to the fitness fatigue model; what physiological and psychological changes occur in response to a taper; which factors can be manipulated when designing a taper and the impact of training prior to a taper on peaking for optimal performance. You will also look at the practical applications of the available evidence and key considerations that may alter taper design.

In unit 5 you will explore the physiological changes associated with different durations of detraining & what can be done to retain adaptations and what training variables can be manipulated to obtain a minimum or optimal dose-response.

In unit 6 you will learn about why having a critical awareness of the evidence is important and why research should be interpreted with caution. You will also explore the practical applications of the individual training response and how it could alter your programming.

In unit 7 you will learn about the theory behind concurrent training and the underpinning mechanisms of the interference effect. You will also explore the factors that influence the extent of interference and look at how to collate and interpret the available evidence to determine the real-world practical applications of concurrent training.

In unit 8 you will learn about the importance of training transfer; the difference between specificity and dynamic correspondence; how different exercises are classified and when to use them; how to use the force-velocity curve; the key movement patterns which should form the basis of any programme and the general rules of exercise progression.

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