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SES5104 Scientific Principles of Strength 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

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MASC or GSCC or GSCD

Overview

This course introduces Master of Strength and Conditioning students to the fundamental scientific principles of strength and conditioning for various athletic populations. This course is designed to extend knowledge learnt in the previous course by providing students with industry-relevant theoretical and practical knowledge in key areas such as athlete profiling, testing and data interpretation, program design and execution in strength and conditioning including periodisation concepts and paradigms. This course also provides integrated-learning opportunities for practical skills development in order to help students understand how to apply the scientific principles of strength and conditioning in the context of varied athletic populations including those with unique requirements or abilities.

This course examines scientific principles underlying strength and conditioning for various athletic populations addressing athlete profiling, testing and data interpretation, strength and conditioning program design, programming for athletic development, periodisation concepts and paradigms as well as considerations when designing programs for various athletic population groups with unique requirements or abilities. The knowledge and skills gained from this course will assist students in designing and effectively implementing strength and conditioning programs using industry relevant best practices. Current research pertaining to fundamental scientific principles will be examined via a Problem-Based Learning approach supplemented with key learning extension activities, including online discussion, collaboration, and peer learning.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 16 May 2022