This unit (SISSSTC402A) describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:

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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - liaise with other coaches and trainers; - give and receive feedback from athletes; - problem-solving skills to select appropriate techniques and strategies for the program to meet the stated objectives; - planning and organising skills to schedule the strength and conditioning program; - technology skills to assess the fitness and condition of athletes and other participants; - document evaluation methods; - record feedback, and; - read and understand policies and procedures information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the major body systems, bones, joints, muscles and their function to enable the selection, instruction and adjustment of appropriate exercises to meet the needs of athletes; - anatomical, physiological and biomechanical differences of athletes including age and sex; - physiological adaptation to strength and conditioning training; - current strength and conditioning training techniques; - exercise prescription and exercise order principles; - physical constraints that may affect planning for strength and conditioning program, and; - legislation organisational policies and procedures to enable the safe delivery of exercise programs including the safe use of equipment and a safe learning environment.

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