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Dr Nick Bourne

Programme Leader for Strength & Conditioning


    Fast Science: A History of Training Theory and Methods for Elite Runners through 1975. PhD Dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 2008.
    Bourne N., Todd, J. and Todd, T. “The Influence of the Cold War in the Development of Training Theory in Boxing,” Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture, 7 (June/July 2002): 16-20. Available at
    Bourne, N. and Todd, J. “Science Discovers Strength: The Growth of Weight Training in Athletics, 1950-1970,” North American Society of Sport History Proceedings 2000, 28-29.


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    Bourne, N.D and Reilly T. (1991). Effect of a weightlifting belt on spinal shrinkage. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 25 (4): 209-12



    Performance Coaching (former Performance Coach at Athletes’ Performance in USA)
    Strength and Conditioning (Club Coach USA Weightlifting)
    Training for Speed and Power (Level II Sprints Coach)

    Prevention of Injury, muscle balance and prehabilitation (Chartered Physiotherapist)




    BS2112 Talent ID and Development of Excellence
    SE2113 Training Programs for Sport and Exercise
    BS3105 Applied Coaching in Sport and Exercise


    BS2100 Fitness Assessment
    BS1103 Coaching Principles
    BS1102 Personal and Professional Development
    BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching
    BSc (Hons) Fitness and Health
    BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
    UK Strength and Conditioning Association (Associate Member)
    Former Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
    Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy