Supporting the Female Athlete

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Learn about the unique physiology and requirements of females in sport.

This online, self-paced short course delves into the world of female physiology in sports, and will develop your skill in coaching and supporting female athletes. 

$99.00

Key facts

Course category
Health and Medicine, Sport
Options
Option 1 Register any time from 3 June - 1 December 2024, with course access until 31 December 2024. Online (On demand)
Duration
Access the course from registration date to 31 December 2024
Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course

Why this course?

With the increased awareness and focus on the unique physiology and requirements of females in sport, this course is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of training, nutrition, and injury prevention for female athletes. Aimed at coaches and support staff at all levels of sport, particularly within the development pathway, you'll also gain an understanding of how to create healthy sporting cultures that support optimal performance for female athletes.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Topics covered include:

  • Medical and dietary considerations for female athletes
  • Training and performance across the menstrual cycle
  • Communication and psychology for female athletes
  • Strength, conditioning and injury prevention techniques.

The course features presentations from: 

  • Professor Sophia Nimphius, Edith Cowan University, specialist in the enhancement of athletic performance and reduction of injury risk.
  • Professor Holly Thorpe, founding member of the High-Performance Sport New Zealand WHISPA (Healthy Women in Sport: A Performance Advantage) multi-disciplinary working group.
  • Alicia Edge, CEO of Compeat Nutrition and Performance Dietitian for Football Australia.
  • Ros Cooke, Lead Physiotherapist for England Netball and Team GB Women's Football.

You’ll learn:

  • Skills in how to deliver female-specific training, nutrition and injury prevention programs
  • Enhanced coaching skills tailored to female athletes
  • How to foster optimal performance in female athletes across all sporting levels
  • How to create a healthy sporting cuture for female athletes.

Your study experience

The total expected time commitment for the course is up to 5 hours, which includes access to videos and additional learning materials. 

 

On completion of the course, you will be given a certificate of attendance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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I would like information about a short course. Who can assist me?  

Email: LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

Phone: 1300 135 045

Can payment of a course fee be made in instalments?

No, course fees need to be paid in full before you can commence the course.

I cannot pay by credit card. Are there other payment options available? 

To arrange payment by BPAY or EFT, please contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

I have paid the fee for a short course. When will I have access to the course?  

Access to courses is generally available two weeks in advance of the scheduled course start date, or as advised in the registration confirmation email.  Course materials are made available via our Learning Management System (LMS) for which you will be provided with your username and initial password.

Can I arrange payment with a Purchase Order?

Yes, we accept Purchase Orders. Please email to LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au and our La Trobe Professional team will provide you with payment details and access to your course. 

I am getting an error when I try to log into my LMS account. Can you help? 

Please visit our Student IT Support contact us webpage if you require assistance.

I want to enrol multiple staff in a short course. How do I go about this? 

Contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au for assistance registering multiple staff.