Postgraduate | ACU-EXSC650 | 2023
Fatigue, Recovery, Adaptation and Performance
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 10 weeks
- 24 Apr 2023,
- 09 Oct 2023
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Explain fatigue from a psycho-physiological perspective and how it can be measured in the laboratory and in applied high performance sport settings (GA4, GA5, GA8)
- Measure internal and external training and competition load, and explain the interactions with performance and injury (GA4, GA5, GA8)
- Develop protocols for the monitoring and assessment of load and fatigue to maximize adaptation in a high performance sport environment (GA4, GA5, GA 8, GA9)
- - Fatigue-Recovery Cycle and Fatigue Continuum
- - Models of Fatigue
- - Assessing Fatigue
- - Monitoring Training Load
- - Relationships Between Training, Performance, and Injury
- - Enhancing Athlete Recovery
- - Load and Fatigue Monitoring Systems in Practice
To effectively design training programs, practitioners require an understanding of the interactions between training load, fatigue, performance, and injury. Sports scientists and others working in high performance sport need to be able to identify the different models that can explain fatigue and its severity, as well as how different variables can be used to measure fatigue status in response to training and competition. Practitioners also need to prescribe contemporary methods for enhancing recovery.
The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and implement a load and fatigue monitoring and recovery protocol relevant to specific high performance environments.
In order to best enable students to achieve unit learning outcomes and develop graduate attributes, standards-based assessment is utilised, consistent with University assessment requirements. A range of assessment strategies have been purposefully designed for the assessment of learning outcomes reflecting the principles of authentic assessment design and include:
Assessment Task 1: development of an “infographic” to assess student learning of unit content and its communication; and
Assessment Task 2: an athlete monitoring protocol to assess student understanding and application of unit content.
Students must achieve a cumulative grade of at least 50% across all assessments.
- Infographic - Enables students to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts related to load and fatigue monitoring or recovery and communicate this to athletes and coaches (40%)
- A load and fatigue monitoring protocol - Enables students to demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding by formulating an evidence-based athlete monitoring and recovery protocol. (60%)
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