Advanced Strength Development – EXSC 540

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on the principles of strength development as presented through the M.O.R.R. training system.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The course will give the students an opportunity to learn practical strength development techniques that have been implemented with elite athletes.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts and applications of the MORR training system related to strength development.
  2. Explain various methods for the assessment of strength.
  3. Design an appropriate strength training program for a sport-specific population.
  4. Explain the various anatomical and physiological principles associated with strength development.
  5. Integrate a biblical worldview, as applicable, when discussing strength development through the MORR training system.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and provide a total of 2 citations from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or publications directly associated with the content being discussed (requires instructor prior-approval). In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words and include 1 citation from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or published books directly associated with the content being discussed (requires instructor prior-approval).

Athletic Strength Assessment and Improvement Plan:

Phase 1

The student will write a 1-page description of a sport-specific athlete, including the sport, the position the athlete plays, and the main characteristics the athlete needs to be successful.

Phase 2

The student will write a 6-week strength development program that is sport specific based on the information conducted in Phase 1. The study must include major movements and physical characteristics, daily and weekly grids, all major muscle groups, and progression of the athlete.

Exams (5)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions and 2 short answer questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.

Video presentation using the MORR Training Equipment