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Ahead of the Game


USC is hosting a series of sports short courses designed to put you ‘ahead of the game’ with specialty training from experts in their field. Whether you are a sports nutritionist, administrator, coach, marketing professional or athlete we have you covered with a range of topics to help you gain an advantage over the competition.

At USC, we know that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential to keeping up to date and staying in front of the competition. Ahead of the Game speakers are trained practitioners and well qualified to deliver relevant industry knowledge and skills in the education of sports personnel. Attending USC’s sport short courses can help you to maintain your professional competence and may count towards your CPD requirements. Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance acknowledging three hours of professional development.

To register or for information about each workshop, click on the short course topics below.

Program calendar

Date Course Speakers
23 September
Building sustainable team culture Bo Hanson - 4 time Olympic rower and Coaching Consultant, Athlete Assessment
14 October

Sport psychology: Positive parenting of young athletes and

goal setting and performance stress management

Geoff Lovell - Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Deputy Head of School, Social Sciences
28 October
 Leading change in women's sport

Liz Hanson - Client Manager, Athlete Assessments 

Kim Howard - Team Manager, Sunshine Coast Lightning

4 November
Nutrition for sporting performance Gary Slater - Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics
11 November Saturday
Pinnacle practice: Safeguarding equity and diversity in the sporting arena

Brendan Powell - Director, Business Operations, Qld Oztag

Scott Park - Director, Sports Development, Qld and US Oztag

Bridie Kean -  research scholar for Queensland Academy of Sport - Sport Performance, Innovation and Knowledge Excellence (SPIKE)

23 November Thursday
Sport marketing and media: How to create and manage your athlete brand

David Fleischman - Lecturer, Marketing

Peter English - Lecturer, Journalism


Light refreshments included 

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