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Unit Overview


Developing evidence-based strategies to plan and deliver individualized, safe and efficient programs is essential in a context relevant to human performance (HP) environments. This unit takes both practical and theoretical approach to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary industry-relevant strength and conditioning concepts, including aspects such as strength and power, aerobic/anaerobic capacity, and speed and agility. Attention will also be given to emerging principles around internal/external load monitoring systems as well as planning and programing for short- and long-term goals. Students will have the opportunity to hear from experts from the HP industry about effective translation of expertise into best practice in order to critically reflect on their own strength and conditioning interventions.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge inherent in the process of training an individual in athletic and occupational environments; (2) improve their current practice through the design of safe and effective interventions aimed at maximizing performance and protecting health in HP settings; (3) develop a seasonal training program for individuals with various fitness background using appropriate framework; (4) describe, evaluate and provide technical guidance for strength training exercise (as required by Level 2 ASCA accreditation); (5) define and interpret the different types of athlete loads; and (6) demonstrate technical skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group presentation; (2) practical assessment; and (3) end of semester online assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nat Benjanuvatra and Associate Professor Olivier Girard
Unit rules
Enrolment in
73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.