Special Populations

| July 16, 2016

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Special Populations – Chapters 9, 10, and 11

Choose one of the three chapters/populations and write a brief review discussing the concerns and limitations of your population. Include all areas that need to be considered when designing a strength and conditioning program for someone in your selected population. Choose a total of at least four articles from the selected reading list associated with your chapter/population (pages 347, 369, or 400) to support your answers.

Students will read all assigned book chapters and select at least the assigned minimum articles from each chapter and write brief reviews using both the information from the book and the selected readings.


Each assignment should consist of:

  1. APA in-text citations and appropriate bibliography.
  2. Academy Title Page (An example title page may be found under the Resources link in the Welcome to the Course module of this course.)
  3. Introduction to the topic(s)
  4. Brief description(s) of the topic(s)
  5. Results of current literature (focus on the articles you selected).
  6. Discussion of the results and how each topic differs and how they can be used (or are related) to strength and conditioning programs. Discuss pros and cons of different techniques, strategies, methods, etc. Why you feel the way you do about each topic.
  7. Conclusions of what appear to be the most logical techniques, strategies, methods, etc. and why. Include your ideas for future research and what you think should be accepted.
  8. Complete reference including the articles assigned and other supporting literature.

Each brief review article should not exceed 8 pages of text using 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced. Students must demonstrate critical thinking and appropriate interpretation of the data and research presented in the articles. Direct quotes are acceptable but should be limited and should only be used to support a conclusion drawn from your own opinion.

Supporting literature for the assignments should be from primary sources and your book; typically websites and magazine articles are not acceptable references. However, if the website is reputable and is the only location for the information, then websites are appropriate. Additionally, if a website is cited to support “someone’s position” on a topic this is also appropriate. For instance, if the USDA.gov published a statement on creatine then this website is acceptable, but if Joe Smith from hugebody.com (does not exist) publishes a statement on creatine, this is not acceptable. However, if you want to say something like “many ill-informed people think that creatine causes kidney failure in healthy adults” and then cite Joe Smith from hugebody.com, this would also be appropriate. If you are unclear whether you can use a reference you should contact your professor.

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