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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

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.  

Unit content

  1. Theory on Olympic lifts/power training
  2. Advanced periodization for athletes
  3. Load monitoring and contemporary issues in strength and conditioning A
  4. Contemporary issues in strength and conditioning B
  5. Data analysis and technology in sport
  6. Contemporary issues in injury rehab/prehab

 

Learning outcomes

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:
1describe and instruct advanced strength training lifts and techniques to ensure safety
2apply the principles of training theory in the construction of an integrated annual training plan for the preparation of athletes of various ages
3create a training monitoring program for an athlete and analyse data and research literature to inform professional decision-making
4recognise 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:

  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

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 3 hrs (Weekly)
Practical 1 hr (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills40%
Workbook40%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 3 hrs (Weekly)
Practical 1 hr (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills40%
Workbook40%
Quiz20%

Teaching method
Tutorial 3 hrs (Weekly)
Practical 1 hr (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills40%
Workbook40%
Quiz20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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