High Performance Science 2
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Not currently available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2012 [ Standard ]|
The subject High Performance Science II will examine the physiological,
biochemical, mechanical and neural response to training and competition in athletic populations. The subject High Performance Science II, offered in Semester 6 of the Bachelor of Sports Science will build upon knowledge and practical skills established in earlier subjects including SPEX12-308 High Performance Science I. The subject High Performance Science II will examine endocrine adaptation to training loads and the role of fatigue, under recovery and overtraining on performance. The influence of temperature and altitude will be considered in relation to athlete monitoring and preparation with key physiological, biochemical and immunological markers of adaptation identified and examined. The concept of post exercise and performance recovery will be examined using an evidence based approach. The subject will also introduce emerging technologies that are impacting on elite athlete training and performance, i.e., Dartfish video analysis and GPS monitoring. The subject will culminate with attention to the concepts of high performance management organisational structures within the high performance sporting environment.
Students must first complete SPEX12-308 High Performance Science I
Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and
endocrine factors associated with exercise and the high performance athlete.
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological principles of fatigue,
under recovery and overtraining as they relate to the high performance
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of the physiological, biochemical and
endocrinological principles associated with recovery from exercise and the
high performance athlete.
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of thermal stress and altitude on athletic performance.
¿ Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of doping and detection as they relate to high performance sport.
¿ Organise, demonstrate, supervise and provide feedback on specific post
exercise and performance recovery modalities for athletes from a variety of
¿ Communicate effectively with athletes and others involved in the delivery of high performance exercise and recovery modalities to increase sports
¿ Access library and web-based information to obtain current literature in
relation to the preparation and monitoring of high performance athletes.
¿ Be competent users of information technology as it relates to the high