Post-Graduation in Sports Performance (e-learning)

General

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Program Description

Children swimming competitively start at a very young age, and by 12 years old, they can spend 8-11 hours a week in the pool. It is very tough for the kids and their parents to juggle school, swimming and, well, the rest that goes on in people’s lives. This young lad is already a competitive swimmer at a regional level in England at 13! Here he is seen in a streamline about to explode in a bout of energy.Richard R. Schünemann / Unsplash

In high-performance sport, the achievement of results is enhanced by multidisciplinary teams that allow to respond to the different demands of the sporting context. This postgraduate course aims to train training physiologists who plan and promote the development of physical qualities in performance contexts, and who control the physiological effects of the load by promoting the desired adaptations and in order to prevent injuries. Thus, your area of expertise will be physical preparation and recovery, injury prevention and training load control in order to optimize sports performance, preferably in Sports Federations and Clubs.

Benefits

  • Distinguished faculty with recognized experience in high performance teams;
  • Program strongly oriented to practice, but based on scientific knowledge;
  • Comprehensive themes in the scope of the development of physical qualities and training assessment and control;
  • Innovative format of great versatility (at a distance).

Goals

Provide trainees with skills that allow them to be integrated in multidisciplinary teams that enhance the optimization of the athlete's physical-athletic performance. At the end of the graduate program the student will be able to:

  • Prescribe, develop and implement training plans for physical qualities according to (i) the principles of planning, (ii) the athlete and (iii) the context;
  • Use advanced technology to assess the athlete's physical qualities;
  • Prepare reports of evaluation and control of the training of physical qualities appropriate to different modalities.
  • Prescribe and develop injury prevention plans considering the risk factors of the athlete and the context.
  • Plan and implement the reintegration in the athlete's training in the post-injury period in collaboration with the medical and technical department.
  • Identify the main constraints on the implementation of exercises and the dynamics of the load according to the athlete and the context.
  • Quantify the training load and apply the main recovery strategies, minimizing fatigue and optimizing adaptations.

Recipients

This training proposal is accessible to both Licensed and unlicensed.

The preferred target audience are:

  • Physical trainers of individual and collective sports teams;
  • Trainers and exercise professionals who want to specialize in optimizing physical performance in the context of high performance;
  • Practitioners or ex-sportsmen seeking specialization in these matters;
  • Training physiologists working in multidisciplinary teams.

Syllabus

Module 1 - Strength Training

  • Neural and Muscular Adaptations to Strength Training
  • Biomechanics and Technical Models of Olympic Surveys
  • Strength Training Methods: Hypertrophy
  • Strength Training Methods: Explosive Strength and Muscle Power I
  • Strength Training Methods: Explosive Strength and Muscle Power II
  • Velocity Based Training
  • Periodization of Strength Training I
  • Periodization of Strength Training II

Module 2 - Speed, Agility, Coordination

  • Physiological Determinants of Speed
  • Coordination and Agility Training Methods
  • Running Technique Optimization
  • Speed Training Methods I
  • Speed Training Methods II

Module 3 - Resistance

  • Bioenergetics and Training intensity zones
  • HIIT Training: Variants and Adaptations I
  • HIIT Training: Variants and Adaptations II
  • Short Games as a Form of Resistance Training
  • Hypoxia Training Methods: Individual and Group Sports
  • Periodization of Resistance Training in Team Sports
  • Periodization of Resistance Training in Individual Sports

Module 4 - Assessment of Physical Qualities

  • Strength Assessment I
  • Strength Assessment II
  • Anaerobic Evaluation I
  • Anaerobic Evaluation II
  • Aerobic Evaluation I
  • Aerobic Evaluation II

Module 5 - Load, Fatigue, Recovery

  • Quantification of Training Load
  • Analysis of Geolocation Systems (GPS) I
  • Analysis of Geolocation Systems (GPS) II
  • Methods of Quantifying Fatigue
  • Recovery Strategies

Module 6: Concurrent Training

  • Concurrent Training: Neuromuscular and metabolic adaptations
  • Concurrent Training: Periodization Models

Module 7 - Injury Prevention and Recovery

  • Injury Prevention I
  • Injury Prevention II
  • Return to Play I
  • Return to Play II

Module 8 - Nutrition

  • Nutrition: Quantification of Nutritional and Water Needs I
  • Nutrition: Quantification of Nutritional and Water Needs II
  • Ergogenic Supplementation
Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The Universidade Europeia is located in Portugal and offers access to student-centered quality education.

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