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PHSE514 Athletic Training and Conditioning

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

A study of the methods of training and conditioning as they apply to the athletic population.

This paper explores elements of training and conditioning, athlete testing and evaluation and training planning for individual and team-sport athletes.

Paper title Athletic Training and Conditioning
Paper code PHSE514
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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PHSE 202 and PHSE 203
PHSE 314
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGCertAppSc, PGDipAppSc, PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MAppSc, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
PHSE 310
Suitable for students interested in working with athletes and sports training.
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Phil Handcock
Paper Structure
  • Athlete profiling
  • Field testing
  • Aerobic and anaerobic training
  • Resistance training programming
Teaching Arrangements
This paper uses lectures, laboratories, laboratory assignments and practical sessions as part of the formal teaching arrangements. Students will be expected to engage in a range of self-directed learning activities.
Readings and supplementary material are provided on Blackboard or through the University Library. There is no set text book, though recommended texts will be discussed in class.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, communication.
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Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this paper students should be able to:
  • Identify athlete training needs
  • Understand the complexity of human adaptation to physical conditioning
  • Develop specific training sessions and organise these into a training plan
  • Critically evaluate research and innovation in the area of physical conditioning

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 33, 36, 38, 40
P2 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
P3 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 33, 36, 38, 40
P4 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 32, 34, 37, 39
P5 Thursday 15:00-16:50 33, 36, 38, 40
P6 Thursday 15:00-16:50 32, 34, 37, 39