High Performance I

Subject code: SPO130

Subject Aim

Elite athlete development requires the use of complex, well planned training systems developed by exercise professionals. High Performance I explores the skills and knowledge required by coaches, sports trainers and physical development staff to provide guidance to athletes on a range of theoretical and applied learning experiences. The unit provides the education required to utilise, monitor and reflect on an athletes own physical development system and to maintain / enhance strength & conditioning for sporting performance. Through the sports technology system Axiom and their own Athlete Journals, students will submit daily diary entries regarding training loads, training quality, wellness, injury, recovery and movement screening. These diary entries and self-reflections, inclusive of goal setting and physical performance testing, allow the student to become responsible for monitoring their own physical performance and progress, and assist and instruct others.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise anatomical terms with a focus on musculoskeletal anatomy as well as exercise physiology and sports nutrition
  2. Outline basic exercise programs for athletes
  3. Identify the role and impact of different training regimes on physical development outcomes
  4. Demonstrate the importance of balancing training loads, rest and recovery sessions in delivering sustainable physical development outcomes.

Student Assessment

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information. Students are required to prepare for assessments by reading the subject matter in course notes, handouts and readings as well as independently researching. Class work and practical application of theory assist in reinforcing the importance of this subject’s topics. Each student is required to participate in class discussions and activities.

The overall assessment program is the following:

No Assessment Weighting Due Outcomes
1 Individual Journal 35% 1-6 b & c
2 Observation 30% 1-10 a & b
3 Final Exam 35% 13 a, b, c & d

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