Advanced Strength and Conditioning for Sport Performance SSEHM501

This micro-credential adopts a practical and theoretical approach to develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary, industry-relevant strength and conditioning concepts.  These concepts encompass areas such as strength and power development, aerobic and anaerobic capacity training, and speed and agility enhancement.  Upon completion of the program, participants will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, conduct, and design strength and conditioning programs aimed at improving athletic performance.   

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to gain a Level 2 Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach accreditation from the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).

Content will be delivered through a blended teaching approach, combining online lecturers and face-to-face workshops.  Lecturers are presented by UWA academics and industry experts.  These lectures will be supported by two full-day immersive and hands-on workshops providing candidates with the invaluable opportunity to translate theoretical knowledge into tangible real-world applications. The workshop dates will be held over a two consecutive weekends - Sunday 6 and 13 October 2024.  Times are yet to be finalised. 
Course dates
22 July - 18 October 2024

Registrations close

15 July 2024

12 weeks
150 hours:
Approximate contact hours:  12 x 3 hr Lectures (online); 16 hr workshop/practical (2 x full-day workshops)
Approximate non-contact hours: 40 hr personal study, reading & revision 40 - 50 hr assessment tasks
$880 inc. GST
Critical information summary
SSEHM501 Advanced Strength and Conditioning for Sport Performance (PDF 98KB)



What you'll learn

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the scope of practice and responsibilities of a strength and conditioning coach

Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluation a training program for athletes at different stages of development

Demonstrate the ability to select or design appropriate procedures to evaluate athlete performance and attributes to inform training program design

Deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning

Critically and positively reflect upon own professional practice

Evaluate established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance


Why study this course?

  • Provides both scientific foundation and practical skills for anyone aspiring to pursue careers in strength and conditioning.
  • Is recognised by the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA).
  • Candidates can apply for ASCA Associate Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach Accreditation upon completion.

Who should study this course

This micro-credential is suitable for Sport and Exercise Science graduates seeking careers in sports/and or sports coaching; or current holder's of a Level 1 ASCA Coach Accreditation wishing to advance their career in strength and conditioning.

What's next after this course?

Future study
Participants who complete this micro-credential can apply for advanced standing if they subsequently apply for a Master of Applied Human Performance Science.
Career outcomes
The course is essential to anyone looking to advance their careers in strength and conditioning for sports performance.  It is also relevant more broadly to fitness professionals and exercise scientists who prescribe tailored exercise programs to enhance their clients' physical performance.


Registrations are open.

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