HSE724 - Strength and Conditioning for High Performing Athletes


2025 unit information

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




Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars

In-person attendance requirements

Students are required to attend and participate in a scheduled on-campus intensive at either Burwood or Geelong Waurn Ponds campus (please refer to unit site for more information). Intensives are typically delivered up to 5 days.

Domestic students must attend the intensives on-campus at Deakin University.

International students must attend the intensives either on campus at Deakin University, Australia or at Universiti Sains Malaysia.


Students enrol in the unit online however there are significant on campus requirements.

International students who wish to complete intensives in person are recommended to attend all intensives in Trimester 3 and refer to your course handbook for visa requirements under ‘Additional Course Information’ section.

Deakin University is not obligated to provide any students with a COE (confirmation of enrolment) to facilitate a student visa application.


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

  • Must pass Assessment 3 Practical skills leadership (intensive); completed during on campus trimester course intensive.

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