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Periodization Training for Sports Online CE Course-3rd Edition

Periodization Training for Sports Online CE Course-3rd Edition

$219.00 USD

Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online:
    • Periodization Training for Sports, Third Edition Ebook
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam
    Periodization Training for Sports CE Course, Third Edition, will ensure you know what works, why it works, and when it works in the training room and on the practice field. Using content from the book Periodization Training for Sports, Third Edition, by Tudor Bompa and Carlo Buzzichelli, this advanced-level course presents Bompa’s scientifically based principles while detailing how to apply them to optimally train athletes’ biomotor abilities for their respective sports and for their roles in those sports.

    Coaches and athletes will immediately benefit from ready-to-use programs and training models for more than 35 popular sports that take into consideration the unique demands for athletes competing in each sport. The periodization principles described in this course are proven to maximize performance, minimize the risk of injury, and eliminate training plateaus.

    You will learn how to use periodized workouts in order to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength maintenance, and tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Rather than experiment with untested training regimens, you can apply the proven methods of Bompa and Buzzichelli to safely and effectively train athletes to reach peak physical condition and gain a competitive edge.    

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Understand the theory of periodization.
    • Analyze and use various types of training plans.
    • Recognize the differences in periodization models.
    • Design the annual plan for various sports and athletes at all levels.
    • Organize the training sessions within the weekly training plan.
    • Understand the physiology of strength training and the laws and principles of strength training for sports that derive from it.
    • Periodize strength training for all sports.
    • Explain the strength training methods to be used for each phase of the annual plan.
    • Manipulate strength training variables to obtain the desired training effect for each session.
    • Understand the theory and methodology of energy systems training.
    • Integrate speed and endurance training with strength training for maximum sport performance.
    • Identify the speed and endurance training methods to be used for each training phase.
    • Explain appropriate nutrition for athletes: macronutrient ratios, timing, and periodization of nutrition.
    An accompanying study guide offers learning activities that emphasize the key points to understand in preparing for the course exam. The study guide includes a table of contents, course syllabus, chapter activities, case studies, and referenced study guide answer key.  

    This self-guided course allows you to work at your own pace and explore the material through a comprehensive text and study guide, finishing with a 75-question exam composed of multiple-choice and true-or-false questions covering the book content.


    A continuing education course for strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and fitness coaches and instructors.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Course Syllabus
    Course Materials
    Course Instructions
    Learning Objectives

    Part II. Learn and Practice With the Periodization Training for Sports Book
    Chapter 1. Strength, Power, and Muscular Endurance in Sports
    Chapter 2. Neuromuscular Response to Strength Training
    Chapter 3. Training Strength and Energy Systems
    Chapter 4. Fatigue, Muscle Soreness, and Recovery
    Chapter 5. Periodization as Planning and Programming of Sport Training
    Chapter 6. Principles of Strength Training for Sports
    Chapter 7. Manipulation of Training Variables
    Chapter 8. Sport Nutrition
    Chapter 9. Microcycle Short-Term Plan
    Chapter 10. Annual Plan
    Chapter 11. Phase 1
    Chapter 12. Phase 2
    Chapter 13. Phase 3
    Chapter 14. Phase 4
    Chapter 15. Phases 5 and 6

    Part III. Exam and Evaluation
    Exam Instructions
    Exam Answer Sheet
    Course Evaluation
    Certificate Information

    About the Author

    Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, revolutionized Western training methods when he introduced his groundbreaking theory of periodization in Romania in 1963. After adopting his training system, the Eastern Bloc countries dominated international sports through the 1970s and 1980s. In 1988, Dr. Bompa applied his principle of periodization to the sport of bodybuilding. He has personally trained 11 Olympic medalists (including four gold medalists) and has served as a consultant to coaches and athletes worldwide.

    Dr. Bompa’s books on training methods include Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training (Human Kinetics, 2009), Periodization Training for Sports (Human Kinetics, 2015), Conditioning Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2015), and Serious Strength Training (Human Kinetics, 2013). His books have been translated into 17 languages and used in more than 130 countries for training athletes and educating and certifying coaches.

    Bompa has been invited to speak about training in more than 30 countries and has been awarded certificates of honor and appreciation from such prestigious organizations as the Argentine Ministry of Culture, the Australian Sports Council, the Spanish Olympic Committee, and the International Olympic Committee.

    A member of the Canadian Olympic Association and the Romanian National Council of Sports, Dr. Bompa is professor emeritus at York University, where he has taught training theories since 1987.

    Carlo Buzzichelli, AAS, is a professional strength and conditioning coach and the director of the International Strength & Conditioning Institute. Carlo was a pupil of Tudor Bompa and is considered one of the foremost experts on strength training. Carlo has held seminars at various universities and sport institutes worldwide, including the Superior Institute of Physical Education and Sports of Camaguey in Cuba; the University of Makati in Manila, Philippines; the Superior Institute of Physical Education and Sports of Ciego de Avila in Cuba; the Universidade Paulista and the Olympic Center of Sao Paulo in Brazil; and the World Athletic Center in Arizona. In 2012 Carlo was a speaker at the International Workshop on Strength and Conditioning of Trivandrum in India. Carlo’s teams have conquered eight promotions and placed first and second in league cups. Carlo was a team coach in the World Track and Field Championships and Commonwealth Games. He has coached athletes who have won 17 medals at national championships in track and field, swimming, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and powerlifting. His athletes have won two international golds in track and field and three silvers and one bronze in track and field and Brazilian jiu-jitsu; they also have set five national records in powerlifting.


    Periodization Training for Sports will definitely increase your understanding of sport preparation and help you create training programs to improve your performance.”

    —Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS, Author of Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy,

    Periodization Training for Sports will assist coaches in developing a scientifically supported, multifaceted skill set that is essential for guiding athletes toward high-performance results.”

    —James Smith, High-Performance Sport Consultant

    “This is a book that has no equal! A must-read for all coaches and athletes at all levels.”

    —Brandell Lewis, Strength and Conditioning Specialist