Advanced Training and Conditioning

    Unit code: SCL3101 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    AHE2129 - Advanced Resistance Training
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit is developed for students in the final year of the Clinical Exercise program. It is designed to give the student a practical understanding of the design and implementation of advanced conditioning programs. Upon completion of the unit, students will have the knowledge to interpret physiological testing data, as well as to monitor and manipulate training to achieve a desired outcome and resulting performance. This unit gives students the capability to create conditioning programs suitable for specific populations of clients. Students are required to apply the knowledge gained in this unit by interpreting testing results, and implement individual training sessions based from these results. The theoretical aspect of this unit includes learning how the conditioning programming variables interact with one another, and how manipulation of these variables affects overall physical performance. This is informed by evidence-based research from the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, motor control and anatomy. Students will be required to design conditioning programs for different types of athletes (including individual and team-sport) and will be assessed on their interpretation of testing results and their creation of appropriate training programs.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Analyse and synthesise information regarding specific physiological and other demands of a mode of training or sport;
    2. Critically evaluate and apply physical training practices within different modes of training and sports, in order to optimise the physical capacities that are important for performance;
    3. Devise conditioning programs for a variety of athletes demonstrating critical thinking, creativity and judgement, based on training variables important for the achievement of physical performance goals;
    4. Adapt and manipulate training variables, so as to achieve desired physical responses from individual athletes.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 15%
    Needs Analysis
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 30%
    Periodisation Plan and Weekly Plan
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 40%
    Athlete Program
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 15%
    Online test

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

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