Year
2021
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 Admission into BLITTSPC-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
1a Admission into BLITTSPCG-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching) (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into DIPLSPC-Diploma in Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
1c Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
1d Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
1e Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1f Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
1g Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1h Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1i Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1j Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1k Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1l Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1m Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1n Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1o Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
2 1 of HLPE1552, HLTH1004, HLPE2532
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o) and 2)
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

Throughout this topic, students will investigate the theoretical and practical principles of conditioning and resistance training practices in sport. In particular, principles of program design, periodisation, energy system conditioning, age-appropriate training practices, assessment and monitoring practices, injury management training practices, and training-related 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 exercises.

Educational aims

This topic aims to explore the principles and practice of exercise prescription and the related neuromuscular, skeletal cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptations by exploring the following:

  • Design of best practice exercise programs that target strength, strength endurance, muscular power, aerobic and anaerobic endurance, and anaerobic capacity
  • Acute and chronic effects of exercise on the function and structure of the neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
  • Age-appropriate exercise training programs
  • Mechanisms underlying peripheral and central training fatigue
  • Acute and chronic signs of over-training syndrome
  • Neuromuscular, skeletal, pulmonary, and cardiovascular training-related adaptations
  • Training principles and coaching theory
  • Resistance training ethics and movement competency
  • Introduction to performance monitoring and Injury management practices
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you 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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.