Certificate in Fitness and Conditioning for Sport

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This certificate covers the definition of and practical approach to Fitness and Conditioning, the Components of Fitness and the Principles of Training and how they apply in Sport and Fitness coaching.

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This certificate covers the definition of and practical approach to Fitness and Conditioning, the Components of Fitness and the Principles of Training and how they apply in Sport and Fitness coaching.

  • Certificate introduction – 4 PDF documents
  • Resource notes
  • A total of 29 lectures in PDF format, available to download and print
  • 8 workshop videos
  • 3 multiple-choice activities


Fitness & Conditioning for sport

Aims of the course:

Upon completion of this Certificate (mini-course), the learner will:

  • Understand the definition of physical fitness for sport
  • Understand the Components of Fitness and how they integrate and work in physical fitness development.
  • Understand the methods used develop each component
  • Be familiar with the all the components in sport and exercise
  • Be familiar with the scientific support for the components of fitness
  • Understand and appreciate the Principles of Training.
  • Develop practical coaching skills enabling him/her to be efficient in advancing the overall conditioning of the player.
  • Be proficient in applying the principles of fitness training when planning and implementing conditioning programmes
  • Understand fitness training in relation to the younger player


Learning Outcomes of the course:

On completion of This certificate the learner will be able to:

  • Outline and explain the background and principles in planning and preparing  training programmes for sports teams
  • Prepare a programme of physical fitness development that meets the needs of the player/team under your supervision and which supports the  demands of sport
  • Demonstrate a range of practical coaching approaches in physical fitness training
  • Demonstrate the ability to design a variety of specially designed fitness programmes to provide specific training sessions for the needs of different players.

Course Content

The course content of this course covers Fitness, Conditioning and Methods that can assist the modern coach to prepare specific training programmes for sports teams.

 The course starts by examining a very brief history of the sport and how it has developed into a major sport.

 We then move on quickly to look at general fitness, fitness for sport and eventually look at fitness for sport. The object of any programme of physical fitness is to maximise an individual’s health, strength, endurance, speed and skill relative to age, sex, body build, and physiology. These ends can only be realised through conscientious regulation of exercise, rest, diet, and games. Exercise should be regular and vigorous, but begun slowly and only gradually increased in strenuousness.

Conditioning is the process by which we get people fit and this is the topic we examine next.

 After that the course looks at all the various components of fitness and importantly how they apply or not to a range of sports. Each of these topics will be covered in more detail in each of the following lectures.

 The course is completed by an in-depth look at the key Principles of Training

When one trains or manages a team there is no denying that enthusiasm is great advantage to have as a coach. However, it must be tempered with the knowledge of certain training principles that will enable the team and the players to develop safely and to an optimal level. These are what we call the principles of training and they are a few fundamental values or doctrine of exercise that must be adhered to in order to progress safely and effectively with any exercise plan. Furthermore, it would be impossible to truly understand the definition of fitness without the inclusion of these essential principles.

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