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EXSS1040: Introduction to Strength and Conditioning

2024 unit information

This introductory unit will provide students with fundamental skills and understanding of strength and conditioning practice. Students will learn how to safely and effectively supervise strength and conditioning activities, and to design, implement and evaluate a basic strength and conditioning program.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS1040
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the needs and requirements of an athlete and team. (a) Ability to analyse the strength and conditioning needs and requirements of an activity and sport. (b) Develop profiles for an athlete participating in a strength and conditioning program using appropriate assessment measures. (c) Develop short and long-term goals for a strength and conditioning program.
  • LO2. Plan a strength and conditioning training program to meet identified needs. (a) Explain strategies used to identify needs and requirements of an athlete. (b) Be able to select core exercises and lifts commonly used in strength and conditioning to address identified needs and requirements of an athlete. (c) Develop a program schedule to meet the identified needs, requirements and objectives of an athlete. (d) Manipulate exercise prescription variables to maximise conditioning outcomes throughout a program. (e) Identify equipment and resource requirements for a session within the program. (f) Describe evaluation methods to monitor the program prior to implementation.
  • LO3. Implement strength and conditioning training programs. (a) Demonstrate the correct use of equipment, set-up, and performance of core exercises and lifts commonly used in strength and conditioning programs. (b) Instruct core exercises and lifts commonly used in strength and conditioning programs in accordance with accepted best practices. (c) Understand the liaison required between coaches and specialists when working with athletes throughout strength and conditioning programs.
  • LO4. Monitor, evaluate and modify strength and conditioning programs. (a) Understand how to evaluate a strength and conditioning program. (b) Understand the importance of reviewing training records to monitor ongoing progress. (c) Describe assessment measures that can be used to assess the ongoing progress of an athlete. (d) Explain the importance feedback from participating athletes, teams and support personnel. (e) Demonstrate the ability to make modifications to a program, where relevant, to meet identified needs.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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