High Performance III

Subject code: SPO150

Subject Aim

The impact of injuries on athlete wellbeing as well as individual and team outcomes can be devastating. A key role for athletes, coaches and sport managers is the monitoring of athlete training and performance in order to prevent and manage injuries. High Performance III introduces students to key causes of injury, how to recognise symptoms of injury, as well as strategies to assist athletes avoiding and managing sport injuries. On completion of the subject, students will be able to interpret and apply a range of sport science data to monitor athlete training loads, identify potential injuries and develop appropriate rehabilitation programs. Through the use of the sports technology system Axiom and their own Athlete Journals, students will continue to 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, will expand on the knowledge obtained in High Performance I and II, and allow the student to become responsible for monitoring their own physical performance and progress, and be able to relate this data to injury prevention and management.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the role of biomechanics in understanding the causes of injuries in different sports
  2. Outline the role of sport science testing in developing injury prevention and management programs
  3. Demonstrate the importance of monitoring and diagnosing injuries and their impact on athlete performance and wellbeing
  4. Implement a range of relevant injury prevention and athlete rehabilitation strategies.

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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