Sport Coaching: Applied Conditioning

Unit code: SSC2003 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park


This unit introduces students to the concept, theories and practical implications of physical conditioning for a range of athlete abilities across a broad spectrum of land-based sports. Learners will explore the knowledge and practical application of speed training for athletes from beginner to advanced levels.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Use cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge pertinent to current theory and research of speed training, reaction, acceleration, maximum speed, speed endurance;
  2. Review the fundamentals of running and agility mechanics, as well as rationalise and demonstrate knowledge of applied drills;
  3. Elucidate the key features of aerobic endurance systems;
  4. Rationalise a broad and coherent body of knowledge within a range of strength training exercises and flexibility formats; and,
  5. Analyse and advise the key features of mobility, warm-up/cool-down and recovery to a variety of key stakeholders.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 30%
Tests x 3 @ 10% each
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 40%
1.Visual Coaching Pro or other exercise program 10%; 2.Exercise workbook 20%; 3.Post class activities (H5P) 10%
Assessment type: Practicum
Grade: 30%
PIL – Conditioning program: In teams, students will design, develop and implement a specific conditioning program.

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

Search for units, majors & minors