Option 4: Improving Performance

Option 4: Improving Performance

How do athletes train for improved performance?

Module Description

In this module, students investigate approaches to the physiological preparation and skill development of athletes. Students will experience and analyse a variety of training methods and look at the application of these methods to improving performance. The effects of planning on performance and ethical considerations relating to improving athletes’ performance are also examined.

In this module, students investigate the following critical questions:

• How do athletes train for improved performance?
• What are the planning considerations for improving performance?
• What ethical issues are related to improving performance?

This module provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to improve their performance as well as enabling them to apply the concepts to various coaching contexts.


A student:

H7 explains the relationship between physiology and movement potential

H8 explains how a variety of training approaches and other interventions enhance performance and safety in physical activity

H9 explains how movement skill is acquired and appraised

H10 designs and implements training plans to improve performance

H16 devises methods of gathering, interpreting and communicating information about health and physical activity concepts

H17 selects appropriate options and formulates strategies based on a critical analysis of the factors that affect performance and safe participation.

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.