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Academic Curriculum

The Specialist Sport Program provides both elite and talented student athletes with an opportunity to further develop their skills with the aim of competing at the highest level whilst providing a balanced high quality education to support their sporting and educational needs.

Pathways
The curriculum in which the program is based provides students with a strong ‘Sports Science’ focus and draws upon the disciplines of physical education and science. In establishing the link to these disciplines the program provides a strong pathway to gain a University entrance score leading to sports based careers such as Physiotherapy, Human Movement, Health Sciences, Event Management, Sport Psychology, Education and Nutrition.  As students move through the Year 8 – 12 curriculum of the Specialist Sports Program they focus on building upon the skills they have developed in previous years. They are provided with a range of opportunities in and outside of school to develop their leadership and communication skills in supporting their transition into active community members.

PATHWAY MAP
      
Areas of Study
In Years 8-12 students enrolled in the program undertake varying areas of study in supporting their ambitions as athletes. These areas focus on developing the whole athlete and include:

  • Technique Analysis and Development
  • Fitness Analysis and Development
  • Event / Match Performance Analysis
  • Coaching and Officiating Programs
  • Skill Performance Development
  • Primary School Coaching
  • Event Management

To support these areas of study students learn about the following areas:

  • Skill Learning and Development
  • Sport Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Excercise Physiology
  • Injury prevention and management

Year 12 Program
Our Year 12 Program provides two options for students; the first is for athletes who wish to pursue University Entrance score and the second is for athletes who wish to pursue and pathway into the workforce.

University Entrance Program
This course provides students the opportunity through Cross Disciplinary Studies and comprises of both a practical and theoretical component. Student athletes can choose to complete this program using their involvement ‘in school’ or ‘out of school’ sessions, including club, state or national sporting commitments. The program has a strong focus on developing the athlete’s practical skills and developing their understanding of sports science and how it applies to their development as an athlete. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Biomechanical analysis of sporting techniques  
  • Sports Nutrition and evaluation
  • Skill Learning impacts on skill development
  • Fitness analysis and development
  • Data Analysis

Non University Entrance Program
This course allows student athletes to maintain a focus on their development as an athlete as per their other years within the program.  Students will complete a range of seminars throughout the year that as part of the Athlete Development Program. Topics covered in the program include:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Technique Analysis
  • Fitness Development and Conditioning
  • Event and Match Performance
  • Sport injury prevention and management
  • Coaching in Primary Schools
  • Modelling Elite Athlete Behaviours