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SES3206 Strength Training and Conditioning

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 16 May 2022


Pre-requisite: SES2103 and SES2104 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSCN


Students undertaking studies in the area of sport and exercise will be required to develop knowledge and skills related to the discipline area of strength training and conditioning. This course will introduce and expand on the theoretical and practical basis of strength training and conditioning to select and perform assessments of general strength training and conditioning exercises. The course will provide the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to design a suitable program, based on best practice, for teaching strength training and conditioning to meet the unique needs of individual across a range of groups in the population. The course also presents students with the opportunity to explore practical applications in the area and to be able to integrate with other sport and exercise discipline areas, particularly biomechanics, functional anatomy, motor learning, and exercise physiology, to ensure best possible outcomes for individuals (based on their needs, including remedial and rehabilitation).

This course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental and advanced scientific principles and practices of strength training and conditioning for sport and exercise performance. The course will assist students to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the design of suitable programs, based on best practice, for use in teaching strength training and conditioning. The course will not only provide information relevant to a general healthy population, especially those involved in sport and physical activity, but to individuals and groups across a range of athletic populations. The use of strength training and conditioning in the development of periodisation programs to optimise sport and exercise areas. Current research and the relationship to other discipline areas will be outlined.

This course contains a mandatory residential school at the Ipswich campus for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022