Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
13 x 3-hour workshops per semester
12 x 4-hour independent studies per semester
13 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
1 x 35-hour project work per semester
Prerequisites
1 of HLPE1552, HLTH1004, HLPE2532
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLPE2301, HLPE3551 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Introductory knowledge of human functional anatomy and physiology
Assessment
Assignment(s), Practical work, Project, Test(s)
Topic description
In this topic students will learn the theoretical and practical principles of conditioning and resistance training practices in high performance sport. Principles of program design, periodization, age appropriate training practices, and safety protocols will be covered. Furthermore, students will also complete a series of practical workshops, designed to teach technical principles of Australian strength and conditioning resistance training lifts. Students will also gain specialist knowledge on sports-specific injury prevention and monitoring practices.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to explore the principles and practice of exercise prescription and the related neuromuscular, skeletal cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptations by exploring the following:

  1. Design of best practice exercise programs that target strength, strength endurance, muscular power, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and anaerobic capacity

  2. Acute and chronic effects of exercise on the function and structure of the neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems

  3. Age-appropriate exercise training programs

  4. Mechanisms underlying peripheral and central training fatigue

  5. Acute and chronic signs of over-training syndrome

  6. Neuromuscular, skeletal, pulmonary, and cardiovascular training-related adaptations

  7. Training principles and coaching theory

  8. Resistance training ethics and movement competency.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Design of exercise programs that target strength, strength endurance, muscular power, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and anaerobic capacity

  2. Describe the acute and chronic adaptations of exercise on the function and structure of the neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems

  3. Design and communicate age-appropriate exercise training programs

  4. Discuss and identify the mechanisms underlying peripheral and central training fatigue

  5. Design training programs in accordance with the principles of periodization.

  6. Organise and communicate training programs in accordance with the principles of coaching theory.

  7. Monitor and communicate training-related adaptations

  8. Safely administer and coach a series of resistance and conditioning exercise in accordance with Australian Strength and Conditioning Associations (ASCA) guidelines.