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SP2009 - Strength Training and Conditioning

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to sport and exercise science students, physical education students and other students as approved by the Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

This subject is designed to teach students the fundamental scientific principles and practices of muscle physiology relevant to strength training and conditioning for sport performance. There is an emphasis on the practical understanding of the metabolic responses to exercise in the design, implementation and instruction of training programs and drills/exercises for sport conditioning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the principles and practices of strength training and conditioning for sports performance;
  • demonstrate an understanding of and ability to evaluate the physical capacity requirements of a sport;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and familiarity with the practical laboratory techniques used in physiological assessments of strength and adaptations to training & conditioning during exercises/drills;
  • Understand the physiological responses of muscle to strength training and the procedures used in conditioning athletes to optimize physiological responses (both acute and chronic);
  • Understand the scientific principles of periodization of training for sport performance, demonstrating such knowledge in a laboratory setting.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (45%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (25%) - Group
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve at least 50% for each assessment item; participate in at least 80% of scheduled practical classes.

Prerequisites: SP2200


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.