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Strength and Conditioning

How is a Strength and Conditioning coach different to my personal trainer or my public gym instructor?
There are a number of differences between a Strength and Conditioning coach and a Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor. Firstly the qualifications into these careers are different. There are many different pathways you can take to become a Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor. This can be done through TAFE or a private organisation like The Australian Institute of Fitness. To become a Strength and Conditioning coach it is recommended that you complete a university degree in human movement or sports science and also complete the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association's courses (up to level 3). Secondly the focus of the job is different. Personal Trainers/Gym Instructors deal with the general public who are looking to increase fitness and improve aesthetics by losing weight and toning up. The Strength and Conditioning coach works predominately with fit, healthy, athletic people with a goal of improving performance.

What does a typical day in Strength and Conditioning involve?
A typical day in Strength and Conditioning involves: - Designing and delivering targeted conditioning programs. These programs could be field, track, pool or gym based. - Assisting and monitoring athletes during their training sessions. - Meeting with each sports Head Coach, Physiotherapist, Doctor and other service providers to discuss planning and periodisation of athletes training programs and upcoming competitions.

Can I do work experience with the AIS Strength and Conditioning department?
Please refer to our careers section.

Can I do my ASCA level 1 and 2 supervised coaching hours with the AIS Strength and Conditioning department?
Unfortunately, the AIS Strength and Conditioning department is unable to assist you with your ASCA Level 1 and 2 supervised coaching hours. It would be best to contact your local sporting clubs to build up these hours.

Can AIS Strength and Conditioning write a program for my child to make them fitter, faster and strong for their club team?
No, the AIS Strength and Conditioning department cannot write a program for children.
However, the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association is a good source to find a Strength and Conditioning coach in your local area. See also our resources page for readily available sources that you can purchase to increase your knowledge.

Can I access the AIS gym to do my own training?
The general public does not have access to the AIS Strength and Conditioning facility. However, there is a second gym located onsite, Swim and Fitness, which offers memberships to the public.

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