Advanced Strength Development – EXSC 540
CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022
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.
The course will give the students an opportunity to learn practical strength development techniques that have been implemented with elite athletes.
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 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 (2)
Athlete Strength Plan: Initial Assignment
The student will write a description of a sport-specific athlete, including the sport, the position the athlete plays, and the main characteristics the athlete needs to be successful. This assignment should be three pages in length.
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. The assignment will be no fewer than five pages and no more than ten pages.
Video Presentation Assignment
The student will create a video presentation of an upper-body and lower-body resistance training lift. The video should be between 2-5 minutes in length.
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 varying time limits from 1 hour to 2 hours.