Making Sports Science Easier Webinar

Making Sports Science Easier Webinar
This activity supports the contemporary, evidence based and ethical professional practice of ESSA professionals. The presentation is highly relevant to practitioners, being innovative and contemporary. Information provided is evidence based and fits within the ethical professional practice of ESSA professionals.

Making Sports Science Easier Using Data Analysis and Visualisation Programs Webinar

The presentation will provide an introduction to R and Power BI for applied practitioners. Both R and Power BI are powerful programs that can be used for basic (and advanced) analysis and visualisation of data that practitioners commonly use. This presentation will demonstrate some basics on how to use the programs, some methods to clean datasets and simple ways to summarise data and finally how to visualise it. Both programs are extremely useful to practitioners when required to deal with datasets and can assist in the reporting process back to coaches and athletes. 

Presented by Dr Heidi Thornton, PhD, AES, ASpS2 

Heidi is an applied sports scientist, employed by the Gold Coast Suns Football Club and the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Club. Her roles at both clubs entails all athlete monitoring processes (training and game day), such as collecting, maintaining, and summarising information for performance staff, coaches and players. Heidi has the responsibility to manage and develop both clubs athlete management systems, helping make all processes as efficient and user-friendly as possible. Heidi is involved in a wide range of research projects across various team sports, regularly consult to multiple Universities to present on various topics of applied sports science. Heidi received my PhD from La Trobe University in 2019, which investigated training monitoring practices in team sports, aiming to determine which tools are useful in applied settings to identify training responses.


Wednesday, 15 September 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm  AEST

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  11:30am - 1:00pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
  10:00am - 12:30pm

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.



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Registration for this professional development will close at 10:00am AEST on Wednesday,  15 September 2021.
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15/09/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online Webinar

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