Develops advanced skills in strength and conditioning in line with the scope of practice of an accredited coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. Students will develop the practical skills needed to coach advanced Olympic lifts, apply knowledge of periodization to annual training plans, use technology to monitor training loads, and apply evidence-based injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques for athletes. Students will practice advanced Olympic lift variations during laboratory classes, use various technologies such as GPS units and linear encoders to monitor training loads, and apply contemporary injury prevention and rehabilitation protocols. The unit has a strong focus on practical skills and current technologies to develop advanced standards of coaching competency in strength and conditioning.
- Theory on olympic lifts/power training
- Advanced periodization for athletes
- Load monitoring and contemporary issues in strength and conditioning A
- Contemporary issues in strength and conditioning B
- Data analysis and technology in sport
- Contemporary issues in injury rehab/prehab
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||describe and instruct advanced strength training lifts and techniques to ensure safety|
|2||apply the principles of training theory in the construction of an integrated annual training plan for the preparation of athletes of various ages|
|3||create a training monitoring program for an athlete and analyse data and research literature to inform professional decision-making|
|4||recognise the general etiology of injury in an athlete when developing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe and instruct advanced strength training lifts and techniques to ensure safety
- apply the principles of training theory in the construction of an integrated annual training plan for the preparation of athletes of various ages
- create a training monitoring program for an athlete and analyse data and research literature to inform professional decision-making
- recognise the general etiology of injury in an athlete when developing injury prevention and rehabilitation programs
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Hard copies available on “open reserve” at the SCU library at all campuses. This ensures as many students as possible can access the texts. Students can also request a chapter scan (10%). Hardcopy and e-book available to purchase at https://www.elsevierhealth.com.au/essas-student-manual-for-health-exercise-and-sport-assessment-9780729542692.html or available through Booktopia: Coombes, J, Skinner, T, , 2022, ESSA's Student Manual for Health Exercise and Sport Assessment, 2nd edn, Elsevier Australia.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
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