Strength & Conditioning Foundational Course


    AU $139


    Thomas Stringwell




    3.5 HOURS

    Course Type

    Licensed Course

    Course Overview

    The Your Gym Sports Performance S&C Foundational course introduces practitioners to the fundamental key principles that underpin the strength and conditioning process. This unique online learning experience outlines the key objectives of a strength and conditioning coach, the multi-disciplinary team, and the overall performance training and injury prevention process. Furthermore, practitioners are introduced to vital theoretical concepts including the force–velocity–power relationship, bioenergetics, motor learning models, and much more.

    Finally, coaches are tutored on the essentials of periodisation and programming, and how to implement effective warm-up strategies within practice. All this is underpinned by additional video tutorials, learning materials, and a variety of online assessment methods, with links to our extensive exercise library.

    Our S&C Foundational program aims to prepare, develop and motivate coaches within their personal practice, whilst introducing practitioners to the foundational principles of strength and conditioning and performance training.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Describe the objectives of the strength and conditioning coach
    • Explain the strength and conditioning process
    • Describe the varying training modes implemented within S&C and the injury prevention process
    • Describe the relationship between force, velocity and power 
    • Identify the bioenergetic systems and how they relate to sports performance 
    • Describe the motor Learning models and how they relate to movement acquisition 
    • Describe and implement effective warmup strategies 
    • Identify the fundamentals of periodisation
    • Identify the fundamentals of programming 
    • Explain the evaluation and self-reflection process within S&C

    About the Author

    My name is Thomas Stringwell and I am the founder of Your Gym Sports Performance Ltd, an education provider that specialises in the fields of strength and conditioning and sports science. I am an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UKSCA. Currently, I provide performance consultancy services across a range of sports including rugby union, rugby league, soccer, handball, boxing, mixed martial arts, BMX supercross, strength sports and Youth Athletic Development.   

    I hold an MSc in Sports Biomechanics (Loughborough University), a 1st class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science (Manchester Metropolitan University) and a Certificate in Education teaching degree (Huddersfield University), with future ambitions of completing a PhD within the field of motor learning, constraints-based learning and non-linear pedagogy.

    I have a real passion for education and coach development, having both coached and taught within the fields of strength and conditioning and health and fitness for over a decade. I am a lifelong strength sports enthusiast, having competed both in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting at a national level, with a genuine drive to support and educate coaches throughout our industry.        

    Your Gym Sports Performance prides itself on educational excellence, providing evidence-based education to aspiring sports and fitness professionals, whilst supporting practitioners throughout their coaching journey. Our Strength and Conditioning educational pathway enables sports and fitness practitioners to progress within their professional arena, providing coaches with the necessary skill set to apply performance training within their current practice. We aim to inspire and motivate coaches to develop as professionals, creating a lifelong learning experience that assists practitioners beyond the completion of their course, whilst raising the standard of sports performance education within the health and fitness sector.


    Certificate IV in Fitness (Recommended) 

    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 09/05/2025. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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