Advanced Strength Development – EXSC 540

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 08/20/2021

Course Description

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

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

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

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions

Discussion are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. 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 Plan Assignments

Athlete Strength Plan: Initial Assignment

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.

Athlete Strength Plan: Programming Assignment

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.

Video Presentation Assignment

Students will use the MORR Training Equipment while creating a video presentation of an upper-body and lower-body resistance training lift.  

Quizzes (5)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, short answer questions or essay questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.