USC Strength and Conditioning Service - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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USC Strength and Conditioning Service

Located at USC Sunshine Coast, the USC Strength and Conditioning Service enables athletes access to the knowledge, expertise and support of sport and exercise scientists. This specialised service provides strength and conditioning services for elite, semi-elite, amateur and developing athletes from various sporting disciplines.


Injury Prevention Testing

Injury prevention testing involves an athlete undertaking comprehensive testing designated to assess their lower-body flexibility, balance, core control and stability. The results from these tests can identify which athletes are at increased risk of sustaining an injury and which athletes have not sufficiently recovered from a previous injury. Ultimately these results provide a basis for an injury prevention exercise program to be implemented (included in package) and assist coaching staff in determining the suitability of an athlete returning to game play.

Injury prevention testing: Individuals FREE with a consultation*

*No gym membership required

Athlete Periodisation and Programming

Athlete programming & periodisation is a service designed to cater for athletes that do not require one-on-one training. This service includes injury prevention testing and 6 months of periodised strength & conditioning programming. Whilst athletes undertaking this service train self-directed, they still get constant ongoing support from USC Sport, and can regularly meet with their strength and conditioning coach to discuss their programming.

Athlete periodisation and programming cost: Individuals A$130

*Gym membership not included.

Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning describes the process of strengthening an athlete’s body to improve specific aspects of their sport and reduce the likelihood of injury, whilst conditioning prepares their body to cope with the specific movements, agility, endurance and speed associated with their sport.

Strength and conditioning sessions offered includes an assessment of balance, strength, flexibility and other sport specific attributes as required, as well as a 3-month membership at USC Gym. Individualised one-on-one strength and conditioning exercise programs are then prescribed to address any issues identified, with the aim of improving athletic performance and reducing the likelihood of injury.

Strength and Conditioning (13 sessions): Individuals A$480

Strength and Conditioning (26 sessions): Individuals A$720

*Three month gym membership included.


Kris Thiesfield

With years of experience and a strong background in strength and power based sports, Kris specialises in these particular areas of athletic development.

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach – Level 2 (ASCA)
  • Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach – Level 1 (AWF)
  • Club Powerlifting Coach – Level 1
Graeme Rousseau

With nearly a decade of Olympic weightlifting experience and competition, Graeme understands the complexity and progression of human movement when developing exercise programs for athletes.

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science 
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach - Level 2 (ASCA)
  • Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach - Level 1 (AWF)
Adam Robertshaw

With years of experience in sporting competition and a focus on strength and power development, combining sports science knowledge allows Adam to tailor exercise programs to meet the demands and needs of athletes.

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach – Level 1 (ASCA)

More information

For further information on bookings, pricing, and services, contact USC Gym at or Tel: +61 7 5459 4770.

Lance Hurdle
Lance Hurdle

Since working with them my body feels amazing
Ben Spratt
Ben Spratt

I’m always feeling strong and fast at the right times