Developing the Elite Athlete


South Alberta High School is an online learning platform that is a great option for those students who want the flexibility to learn at their own pace and complete the requirements necessary to achieve credit in the Developing the Elite Athlete course.

Earn up to 3 credits.

Developing the Elite Athlete is a 3-credit course broken down into three – 1-credit courses.

Module 1 – Injury Management

  • This section teaches you a revolutionary never seen before concept that breaks down any sport into its functional sports demands. This allows anyone working with an athlete to understand better the sport-specific requirements, which can aid in training, sports performance development, or return to sport rehabilitation following an injury.

Module 2 – Foundations for Training 1

  • In this segment, you will learn the different types of sporting play and the environment in which sport exists. Four types of play/environment combinations will help anyone wanting to work with athletes, design a program for their sports performance training, prevent overuse injuries, or return from injury rehabilitation.

Module 3 – Athletic Development

  • In this section, you will learn seven different practice design variables to be utilized when designing your athlete’s or team’s practice design. These variables will help anyone who wants to work with athletes reach their full athletic potential, prevent overuse injuries or a successful return from an injury, and get back into the game.

Learning Objective

This course presents a never seen before concept on how to eliminate the overuse of sports injuries and develop the elite athlete through practice design. Whether you are aspiring to be a coach, teacher, strength trainer, medical professional or better yourself as an athlete, this course is for you. Check out this cutting-edge philosophy and help your athletes reach their full athletic potential.

Special Guest/Content Creator

DUSTAN LANG is a Physical Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the sports industry. He has consulted with NHL, AHL, WHL, NCAA, PGA Tour, European PGA Tour, CFL, Olympics, and Paralympics athletes. He has consulted with NHL franchises, USA Hockey, Sportsnet, and Hockey Canada. He has provided Physiotherapy services for World Hockey Championships, World Junior Hockey Championships, professional golf events,, and the pro curling tour. Dustan has also taught Physical Therapists and strength trainers from around the world through the Gray Institute and has been an instructor at Medicine Hat College.

Dustan Lang

Special Guest/Content Creator

Online Sessions – Your daily lessons and assignments will be available on our Google Classroom Portal.

Student/Teacher Communication – Teachers at Prairie Rose will grade your work.

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