CSEP High Performance Specialization™ - Module 1

CSEP High Performance Specialization™ - Module 1
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Module 1:
Physiology and Training Prescription for the Components of Fitness

Section 1: Endurance

1a. Endurance Physiology
Energy Systems (20 slides)
  • ATP as the energy source for biological work
  • The three energy systems that regenerate ATP
  • The rate and capacity of the three energy systems
  • The interaction between energy systems and their relative contribution to various sports and occupations
1b. Endurance Physiology
Determinants of Maximal Aerobic Power (14 slides)
  • The main physiological determinants of VO2 max.
  • Other factors related to VO2 max.
1c. Endurance Physiology
Aerobic and Anaerobic Thresholds (16 slides)
  • The concepts of aerobic threshold and anaerobic threshold. Common methods to identification the anaerobic threshold.
  • The utility of anaerobic threshold for endurance performance.
  • The utility of aerobic and anaerobic thresholds in training prescription.
1d. Endurance Training Adaptations (13 slides)
  • General physiological responses to aerobic exercise.
  • Physiological adaptations to the determinants of VO2max.
  • The impact of endurance training adaptations on physiological parameters during different intensities of exercise
  • Specificity of training adaptations
1e. Endurance Training Guidelines (22 slides)
  • Training guidelines for aerobic health, fitness, and performance
  • Knowledge of volume and intensity with regards to general preparation, specific preparation, competition, and transition phases
  • Evidenced based guidelines for proper warmups and cool downs.

Section 2: Strength

2a. Physiology of Skeletal Muscle - (10 slides)
  • The structure and function of skeletal muscle
  • The sliding filament theory of muscle contraction
  • Excitation-Contraction Coupling
  • Impact of muscle fiber alignment on functional muscle characteristics
  • Types of muscle contraction
2b. The Neuromuscular System - (12 slides)
  • Components of the neuromuscular system
  • Neural control of muscle force production
2c. Adaptations to Strength Training - (10 slides)
  • Skeletal muscle adaptations to resistance training
  • Neural adaptations to resistance training
  • General timeline for the occurrence of various adaptations other adaptations to resistance training
2d. Types of Strength - (13 slides)
  • Basic definition of strength
  • Different types of strength and their application to sport
2e. Training Guidelines - (30 slides)
  • Application of the FITT principle to resistance training
  • Training guidelines for athletic populations
  • Training guidelines for developing maximal strength, explosive strength, and muscle hypertrophy
  • Progression of training sets for novice, intermediate, and advanced athletes
  • Current evidence-based recommendations for strength and hypertrophy training
  • Different types of strength and their application to sport
2f. Movements in the Human Body - (15 slides)
  • To understand the various planes of the human body
  • To understand the various movements that occur in the human body
2g. Strength Exercise Techniques - (30 slides)
  • Guidelines and strategies for performing and teaching safe and effective lifting and spotting
  • Exercises that are performed and spotted correctly can promote injury-free results in an efficient manner
2h. Olympic Weightlifting - (14 slides)
  • The utility of weightlifting exercises for non-weightlifting athletes
  • Additional certification pathways for weightlifting-specific expertise
  • Facility requirements to perform weightlifting exercises safely
  • Basic awareness of the snatch and the clean & jerk and their derivatives
2i. Resistance Training and Children/Adolescents - (20 slides)
  • Long terms athlete development and the Canadian Sport for Life Model
  • Biological maturity and windows of opportunity
  • CSEP position stand on resistance training for youth
  • General training guidelines for the "Train to Train" stage

Section 3: Speed and Agility (18 slides)

  • Categories of Speed
  • Components of, and when to apply frequently used sport and occupational specific testing protocols for:
    • Agility
    • Speed

Section 4: Stature (19 slides)

  • Kinanthropometry as a scientific discipline
  • Somatyping and various models of body composition
  • Application of somatyping and body composition to sport
  • Basics of energy balance related to weight management
Article: International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: 2018 Update Article: Human Body Composition: In Vivo Methods

Section 5: Flexibility (27 slides)

  • Definitions of flexibility
  • Physiological factors related to flexibility
  • Different types of flexibility training
  • Training guidelines to improve flexibility

Section 6: Special Topics

6a. Concurrent Training (16 slides)
  • The strength-endurance continuum
  • Concurrent training and the interference effect
  • Current evidence related to concurrent training and interference
  • Current guidelines for concurrent training
6b. Plyometrics (22 slides)
  • The main training goals of plyometric training
  • Description of the intensity of plyometric exercises
  • Description of the volume of plyometric training
  • Guidelines for progression of volume and intensity
  • Guidelines to progress plyometric exercises
  • Incorporation of plyometric exercises into training sessions

Enrollment length: six months
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