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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will be provided with the knowledge to design specifically tailored training plans with an emphasis on athlete populations. You will learn how to evaluate the demands of a given sport, then prescribe targeted training interventions to enhance relevant strength, endurance and speed qualities. Periodisation strategies will be discussed to enable the short- and long-term development of the athlete with respect to their sport. In the practical component, you will learn how to instruct advanced resistance training exercises and conduct advanced field tests of fitness qualities.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLachlan James

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBSCD AND must have passed SPE1FSC.


Incompatible subjects SPE2EPD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and PrescriptionRecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810th edition. LWW.
ReadingsHigh Performance Training for SportsRecommendedJoyce and Lewindon (eds) 2014Human Kinetics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically apply risk measures and discipline-specific knowledge of contraindications to design engaging exercise programs

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02. Evaluate knowledge of exercise modalities and interventions to correct dysfunctional movements.

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03. Apply physiological and biomechanical principles to design safe and effective exercise programs for general and athlete populations.

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04. Critically analyse outcomes of client assessments to design and modify best-practice exercise programs.

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05. Clearly and effectively communicate exercise instructions both verbally and non-verbally

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06. Interact responsibly with clients in accordance with Exercise and Sports Science Australia's Code of Professional Practice and Ethical Conduct.

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