High Performance Sport Summer Seminar – February 6-7 – ACU Melbourne Campus
Come along to one or both days of this event which brings together world leaders in high performance sport and athlete management.
ESSA CPD points
1 CPD point per delivery hour; maximum of 5 CPD points per day; maximum of 10 CPD points claimable for any AEP, ASpS1, ASpS2 and/or AHPM.
|Date and Time||Tuesday 6 February 2018||Wednesday 7 February 2018|
|9:00am - 10:00am|
High Intensity Interval Training – Testing & Prescription
Dr Blake McLean
|10:00am - 11:00am|
Creating the Training Environment
Performing Outside the Box
Dr Mitch Mooney
|11:00am - 12:00pm|
The Winning Edge
Hamstring strain injuries in elite sport
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm|
Professional Sport - Comparisons and Contrasts
Controversies in Recovery
|2:00pm - 2:45pm|
From Research to Application
Contemporary Issues in Sports Nutrition
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||Break||Break|
|3:00pm - 4:30pm|
Creating the Training Environment
The Performance Puzzle
5:30pm for 6:00pm start -
Mythbusters – free public seminar
Exposing diet and exercise myths
Professor John Hawley and Professor Louise Burke OAM,
*Please note this is a draft schedule. Details will be confirmed shortly.
Meet our world class presenters
Dr Shona Halson
Dr Shona Halson is a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport, where her role involves service provision, education and scientific research. She has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has been involved in conducting research into the areas of recovery, fatigue, sleep and travel. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
Shona was selected as the Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has authored several book chapters on sleep, fatigue and recovery.
Dr Marc Portus
Dr Marc Portus is the Head of Movement Science Discipline at the Australian Institute of Sport and has 15 years’ experience working in elite sport. He has a PhD in Sport Science (Biomechanics) and a strong interest in the relationship between technique and performance. He will be delivering "The Winning Edge", the high performance sport strategy behind Australia's talented athletes.
Professor Louise Burke
Professor Louise Burke is the Head of Sports Nutrition at the AIS. Among her many duties at the AIS, she provides nutritional services for Road Cycling and Track & Field programs within Australia’s Winning Edge program.
Louise joined ACU as the Chair in Sports Nutrition in the School of Exercise Science and is part of our High Performance Sport lecturing team. Her primary research focus includes: nutritional periodisation – fat adaptation, fluid needs for optimal performance, carbohydrate metabolism and performance of exercise, protein needs for adaptation and recovery and many more.
She has over 250 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, has written many books including two textbooks (“Practical Sports Nutrition” and “Clinical Sports Nutrition”), several general interest books (“Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance” and "Caffeine for Sports Performance") and five cookbooks.
Reference source: AIS
Dr David Opar
Dr David Opar completed his undergraduate degree in Human Movement at RMIT University in 2008, and later commenced his doctoral thesis (PhD) at the Queensland University of Technology in the area of hamstring strain injuries. Soon after its completion he joined ACU as a Lecturer in the School of Exercise Science. Dr David Opar is part of the ACU High Performance Sport lecturing team and manages the ‘Performance and Injury: prevention and management’ unit. He also heads up the ACU Hamstring Injury Group and is leading the way in hamstring injury research. David and his team are in close consultation with professional sporting codes both nationally and internationally to deliver evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies for their athlete group.
General entry payment options
Attend 1 day only: $250
Attend both days: $350
Students and Alumni payment options*
Attend 1 day only: $100
Attend both days: $200
*Please note: We will require proof of student status (student ID to be supplied) upon registration at the seminar. Failure to provide proof of student status will result in no entry to the seminar.
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