Telephone: 08 8355 7000
Telephone International: +61 8 8355 7000
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Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach SA 5022

Academic Curriculum

The Henley Sports Academy 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.

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 7 to Year 12 curriculum of the Henley Sports Academy 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.

Areas of Study
In Year 7 to Year 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
  • 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

Students have the opportunity to further understand and analyse the human body, its movements and functions within sport. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Skill and performance development
  • Sport injury prevention techniques  
  • Exercise physiology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Sports nutrition and diet evaluation
  • Sports psychology
  • Biomechanics


Non University Entrance Program (NON TAS)

Students complete Community Studies A and develop an individual program of learning around their knowledge and skills within their Academy sport. Program of learning could include:

  • Skill and performance development
  • Coaching and officiating
  • Sports nutrition and diet evaluation