The Fundamentals of Sport Science

Understand the core principles of Sport Science with our series of easy to digest video tutorials from leading Sport Scientists in Australia and the USA.

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A course that can help teams at all levels understand the fundamental principles of Sport Science without needing a degree!

Delivered by leading Sport Scientists from Australia and the USA, the Fundamentals of Sports Science contains 3 hours of content covering 6 essential topics:

  1. Using GPS in Sports - including History of GPS, Hardware, Software and Key Metrics;
  2. Metabolic Conditioning - including Overarching Principles, General & Specific Capacity, Aerobic Capacity and Appropriate Prescription;
  3. Load Management - including Training Load 101, Training Adaptation, Internal vs External Load, Load Management and Key Metrics; and
  4. Match Day Assessments - including Understanding Context, What Information is Important, How Metrics inform Training and Athlete Benchmarking
  5. Developing Maximum Velocity Running Capacity in Team Based Sport Settings- Jake Giannakis
  6. Pre-Season Planning for the Individual Athlete in a Team Sport Setting- Natasha Turner

At the end of each module there is also a short quiz to test your knowledge of what you have learnt.

Enroll today and start learning the fundamentals of Sport Science.

Your Instructor

Ben Sharpe & Joe Eisenmann
Ben Sharpe & Joe Eisenmann

Ben Sharpe

Ben is the Head of Sport Science at SPT and also serves as the High-Performance Manager for the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club. Prior to this Ben has worked as a strength and conditioning coach at the Richmond Football Club.

Ben's area of expertise is centred around bridging the gap that exists between hands on coaches and sports scientists. He has an interest in educating athletes and club officials from a grassroots level all the way to the elite athlete pathway.

Ben is striving to implement best practice and appropriate implementation of GPS technology, he understands that GPS outputs need to be simplified and tailored to suit the needs of individual clubs and users.

Joe Eisenmann - Former Director of High Performance at USA Football

A scholar-practitioner-leader with 25 years experience in Sports Science, 180+ scientific publications cited over 10,000 times, and 40+ invited national and international lectures.

Joe possesses a diverse skill-set that includes exercise physiology, human growth & maturation, epidemiology, talent identification, testing & assessment, data science, and strength & conditioning.

Alongside the academic underpinnings, also works "in the trenches" with coaches and athletes on a daily basis, and collaborates with sports medicine staff and others using a holistic, integrated approach to athlete development.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Are refunds available if I am not happy with the course?
The Fundamentals of Sport Science course is non-refundable. We would however like to hear your feedback if your are unsatisfied with the content.
Will there be more content added to the course?
We're continuing to evolve the content within SPT University, so there is no doubt there will be more content added in the future. Stay tuned.

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