Advanced Conditioning & Recovery – EXSC 542

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

Course Description

This course focuses on the principles of conditioning and recovery as presented through the M.O.R.R. training system.

Prerequisite

EXSC 540

Rationale

The course will give the student an opportunity to learn practical conditioning and recovery 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 M.O.R.R. training system related to conditioning and recovery.
  2. Design an appropriate conditioning and recovery plan for a sport specific population.
  3. Explain the various anatomical and physiological principles associated with general conditioning and recovery.
  4. Apply the M.O.R.R. training system’s principles on conditioning and recovery from a Christian perspective as applicable.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

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)

Thread

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and provide a total of 2 citations in current APA format from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or publications directly associated with the content being discussed (requires prior approval from the instructor).

Replies

In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–400 words and include at least 1 citation in current APA format from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or publications directly associated with the content being discussed (requires prior approval from the instructor).

Article Reflection Essays (3)

The student will write a reflection essay of a provided article. Each essay must be at least 500 words and be written in current APA format. The student will be required to reflect on the article, briefly explain the major exercise prescription options, and emphasize how the assessment results play a role in determining the outcomes. The course textbooks will be used as the main resources in writing each reflection essay; however, the student must also include at least 2 references from outside scholarly sources.

Journal Article Review

Outline

The student will create an outline for his/her Journal Article Review. The outline must include at least 2–3 sentences for each section of the paper.

Bibliography

The student will form a basic list of key textbooks and articles related to the review topic. The list must contain at least 5 references in current APA format and a 75-word annotation for each reference.

Paper

The student will write an 8–10-page review paper on a chosen article.This article must focus on a topic related to conditioning and recovery. The paper must reference the course textbooks and include at least 5–7 references from peer-reviewed, scholarly sources in current APA format.

Exams (2)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes; contain 50–60 multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions; and have a 2-hour time limit.