HSE724 - Strength and Conditioning for High Performing Athletes


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars

In-person attendance requirements

Students enrolled in this unit will also be required to attend on campus activities delivered as a one week intensive


^Students enrol in Cloud (online) however there are significant on campus requirements.


This unit will provide students with the theoretical principles and practical skills required to physically prepare athletes for competition. This unit will include implementing methods for developing anatomical (neural) adaptation, muscular hypertrophy, strength and power in addition to aerobic and anaerobic power. Specific methods will include speed and agility, plyometrics, weightlifting and power lifting movement variations, methods specific for optimising strength and power, and interval training. Additionally, this unit will examine methods of periodising and tapering training as part of a long-term training development program. On completion of this unit, students will be able to make evidence-based decisions regarding an array of factors involved in delivering a highly effective conditioning program in their professional practice. Performing weightlifting and power lifting movements will be part of this unit.

Hurdle requirement

  • Attendance at a 1 week on campus intensive scheduled towards end of trimester.

Unit Fee Information

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