EXSC396 - Strength and Conditioning: Prescription for Athlete Performance
Prerequisites EXSC310 Strength and Conditioning: Fundamentals of Athlete Preparation
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
The effective prescription of training programs to enhance athletic performance requires an understanding of contemporary practices and their scientific foundations. This unit is based on scientific principles and practices of strength and conditioning/sports science, including the utilisation of current research and technology to guide real world application in the sporting environment. Contemporary practices addressed in this unit include exercise prescription for developing aerobic capacity, repeated sprint ability, speed and agility, and muscular strength and power. This unit aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop periodised training programs and to employ methods to quantify and monitor training load and the fatigue response. Practical skills associated with the delivery of training programs are embedded within this unit. These knowledge and skills are consistent with the professional standards for Strength and Conditioning and Exercise Scientist accreditation.