Lecture topic


Module 1: Factors affecting performance potential (Free iBook format - you need a mac)

How the body works

Module 2: Basic structure of the athlete's body

Module 3: The Athlete's energy supply

Module 4: Muscle - how it works, its supporting structures and fiber types

Module 5: How the athlete produces force and power

Module 6: Issues related to growth and development


Fundamentals of training theory

Module 7: Sorting through the Motor Performance Abilities Maze

Module 8: Overview of core training principles
Module 9: Program design considerations
Module 10: How the athlete adapts to training
Module 11: Training stimulus
Module 12: Fundamentals of periodization



Moduel 13: Strength and power in sports: Basic Concepts

Module 14 :Sport-specific strength training theory
Module 15: Athlete-specific strength: Part 1 - Peripheral Factors

Module 16: Athlete-specific strength: Part 2 - Neural Factors


Fueling the energy systems
Module 17: Fuel sources and storage sites for ATP production
Module 18: Fuel for performance intensity
Module 19: Enhancing performance via diet

Module 20: Supplemental nutrients and performance

Overtraining issues
Module 21: Endocrine system basics

Module 22: Autonomic nervous system
Module 23: Introduction to overtraining

Module 24: Monitoring overtraining states

Module 25: Endocrinology of overtraining


Fatigue Theories

Module 26: Fatigue theories

Module 27: Fatigue during sprinting


Aerobic capacity

Module 28: Aerobic capacity

Module 29: Introduction to lactate


Mechanics of training plan

Module 30: Training load quantification and tapering athletes

Module 31: Putting the training plan together

Module 32: Training design components