Advanced Strength and Conditioning for Sport Performance
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).
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
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.