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Triathlon WA Coach Education Scholarships

Triathlon WA Coach Education Scholarships

Date: 03 Aug 2022
Posted: 1 year ago

Thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), Triathlon WA is excited to release our first round of coach development scholarships. We will be offering ten (10) positions on the “Supporting the Female Athlete” short courses through La Trobe University, free of charge to selected coaches.

Successful applicants MUST be available to complete the entire course.

To apply for the scholarship please complete the application via the following link. Closing date of the applications is: 5:00pm Friday 12 August 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

TWA will notify successful applicants by Tuesday 16 August 2022.

You must fulfill the following criteria;

  • Be a current Triathlon Australia Accredited Coach
  • Be a current Triathlon Australia/TWA member with appropriate Coaching Membership
  • Be in good standing with Triathlon Australia/TWA

The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of Triathlon WA and our Coach Education Scholarship Program in Western Australia. Sport and recreation creates vibrant, inclusive and connected WA communities.

Course Information: Supporting the Female Athlete

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

This online short course is delivered in four self-paced modules that include informative seminars by leading practitioners in female health and performance, as well as Q&A sessions with athletes and coaches. The modules will be followed by a four-week applied learning block which will involve group discussions with other participants in the course, as well as an opportunity to apply some of your learnings directly within your sporting environment. A certificate of recognition will be sent upon successful completion of the course.

The course takes an estimated total of 5 hours to complete, followed by a four-week applied learning block where participants can put their knowledge into practice. This phase does not rely on participants having direct access to athletes during this period and will also involve peer-to-peer discussions within the online learning cohort. Students will have access to the course for up to six months.

Includes 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.

Click here for more information on the program.

Please contact TWA Programs and Pathways manager Mike Gee directly for enquiries:
E: programs@wa.triathlon.org.au P: 08 9443 9778