University of Technology Sydney

96303 Conditioning the High Performance Athlete

6cp; online: 3hpw interactive activities; independent study: 5hpw; block: 1 x 2h workshop, plus practical exam
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Postgraduate

Description

This subject examines the role of resistance training, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning and other contemporary techniques that are used to prepare high performance athletes. Students develop a strong understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin the training response, as well as learn to critically evaluate emerging techniques within the strength and conditioning field. Additionally, this subject equips students with an in-depth understanding of training prescription that can be utilised in any field that prescribes exercise (e.g. exercise physiology, physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation). The strategies and interventions explored in this course focus on enhancing performance, increasing robustness and reducing the risk of injury for high performance athletes - core skills essential for professionals working in high-performance sport. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking activities which promote independent learning and the effective translation of expertise into practice.

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This subject examines the role of resistance training, aerobic/anaerobic conditioning and other contemporary techniques that are used to prepare high performance athletes. Students develop a strong understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin the training response, as well as learn to critically evaluate emerging techniques within the strength and conditioning field. Additionally, this subject equips students with an in-depth understanding of training prescription that can be utilised in any field that prescribes exercise (e.g. exercise physiology, physiotherapy, exercise rehabilitation). The strategies and interventions explored in this course focus on enhancing performance, increasing robustness and reducing the risk of injury for high performance athletes - core skills essential for professionals working in high-performance sport. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking activities which promote independent learning and the effective translation of expertise into practice.


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