Developing Strength and Power

Advance your understanding of strength and power development

A self-paced online course for S&C coaches, exercise scientists, sport scientists, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals

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Location Online
Date/s Online self-paced with bi-annual Q&A via Zoom
Access fromMonday 25 September 2023
Registrations closeMonday 2 October 2023
CertificationCertificate of completion
Developed byDr. Lachlan James

Course content

Strength and power are considered the key physical characteristics in sport, and this short course is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of developing maximal strength, maximal power and reactive strength. Designed to benefit S&C coaches, sport scientists, exercise scientists, personal trainers, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, participants will also gain an understanding of how to periodise the development of strength, and define distinct strength qualities.

This online short course is delivered in five self-paced modules that include informative seminars, as well as recorded interviews with high profile strength and conditioning coaches and sport scientists. A certificate of participation will be sent upon successful completion of the course.

The course takes an estimated total of 15 hours to complete and participants will have access to the course for up to six months. This includes ten hours of video content in addition to a synchronous Q&A.  The synchronous Q&A session will be scheduled to connect participants together for general discussion over the six-month access period.

Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer:

  • Dr Lachlan James
    Senior Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Science, La Trobe University

Includes recorded Q&A/discussions with:

  • Alex Natera Manager Sport Science, NSW Institute of Sport, Australia
  • Dr Warren Young Adjunct A/Prof, Federation University, Australia
  • Dr Lorena Torres Ronda Director Player Performance, You First
  • Dr Tim Suchomel Associate Professor of Exercise Science - Program Director for Master of Science in Sport Physiology and Performance Coaching, Carroll University
  • Jo Clubb Global Performance Insights

Course content:

Topics covered will include:

  1. The periodisation of strength
  2. Classification of strength qualities
  3. Needs analysis for strength qualities
  4. Relevance and associations to performance.
  5. Advanced methods for developing maximal strength, maximal power, explosive strength and reactive strength

Further information


T: 1300 135 045