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Physiological Exercise Mechanisms and Conditioning (8380.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science




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    This unit extends the students knowledge about the training and preparing of athletes. It explores concepts of planning, within both a short and long term program. Students are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the training principles underpinning the development of an athlete's physical capacities. They will undertake and demonstrate practical exercises to improve strength, speed, endurance, and flexibility, and exercises designed to minimise training injuries. Students will undertake a coach self-assessment exercise to improve their coaching performances.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. demonstrate an understanding of the methodology and science underpinning the preparation and development of athletes;

    2. design an annual training program for one or more athletes;

    3. design an integrated recovery program for one or more athletes;

    4. demonstrate an understanding of appropriate exercise selection, and coach these effectively;

    5. utilise a self-reflective model to analyse coaching effectiveness.

    Contact Hours

    Two hours of lectures and one two hour practical class per week.


    Regional Anatomy and Physiology or permission of unit convener.


    Enrolment in one of the following courses: Bachelor of Coaching Science; Bachelor of Coaching Science / Bachelor of Sports Management; Bachelor of Coaching Science/Bachelor of Human Nutrition; Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Coaching Science.

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