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Mr. Scott Talpey

Senior Lecturer, Strength and Conditioning

Exercise & Sport Science



Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Scott Talpey is an applied sport scientist with expertise in the area of physical preparation for sport. Dr Talpey has developed expertise in physical preparation for sport through combining 15 years of practical experience as a coach with his teaching and research both in Australia and the United States.

Scott has created a strong research portfolio in the areas of training and testing strength and speed qualities as well as sports injury prevention. He has published numerous research articles and presented at many international conferences. His research has received funding from the Australian Football League and Surf Life Saving Victoria.

Scott is a credentialed strength and conditioning coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States.

Scott has experience supervising higher degree by research students in the areas of sports injury prevention and agility training.

A community-based modified sport program for rural community-dwelling older adults: A pilot study

Does an Increase in Supraspinatus Tendon Thickness After Swimming Increase the Likelihood of Future Shoulder Pain?

Pedal Quadrant-Specific Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Endurance Cyclists

Agile Ageing: Implementation Considerations for a Walking Basketball Program

Common High-Speed Running Thresholds Likely Do Not Correspond to High-Speed Running in Field Sports

Discriminative Ability of Lower limb Strength and Power Measures in Lacrosse Athletes

Do maturation, anthropometrics and leg muscle qualities influence repeated change of direction performance in adolescent boys and girls?

Effects of physical training on change of direction performance: A systematic review with meta-analysis

Maximal and Submaximal Intensity Isometric Knee Extensions Induce an Underestimation of Time Estimates with Both Younger And Older Adults: A Randomized Crossover Trial

Race craft: A qualitative exploration of the development, implementation and reflection of tactical decision making in road cycling

Strength Classification and Diagnosis: Not All Strength Is Created Equal

Talent Identification in Youth Basketball: Talent Scouts’ Perceptions of the Key Attributes for Athlete Development

Understanding volunteer motivations and concerns in coaching and officiating basketball: implications for sport policy

A Systematic Review on Fitness Testing in Adult Male Basketball Players: Tests Adopted, Characteristics Reported and Recommendations for Practice

Can exhaled volatile organic compounds differentiate high and low responders to resistance exercise?

Can systemic myokine response to an acute exercise bout predict high and low responders to resistance training?

Countermovement jump variables not tensiomyography can distinguish between sprint and endurance focused track cyclists

The agility demands of Australian football: a notational analysis

Validation of a Follow-Through Developmental Sequence for the Overarm Throw for Force in University Students

Agile ageing – A modifiable vital sign to mitigate the risk of falls in older adults?

Falls prevention in older adults is a targeted priority because a fall can lead to disability,...

Considerations in the Development of a Postgraduate Strength and Conditioning Program: Insights From Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand

Does the warm-up effect subsequent post activation performance enhancement?

Effect of Intention to Squat Explosively on Acute Countermovement Jump Performance

O'Grady, MW, Young, WB, Behm, DG, and Talpey, SW. Effect of intention to squat explosively on...

It’s Time to Change Direction on Agility Research: a Call to Action

Agility is an important skill for both attackers and defenders in invasion sports such as codes...

Sprinting and hamstring strain injury: Beliefs and practices of professional physical performance coaches in Australian football

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to establish beliefs and practices of physical...

The effect of swimming volume and intensity on changes in supraspinatus tendon thickness

Objectives: To compare the change in supraspinatus tendon thickness (STT) following a high volume...

The Occurrence of Different Vertical Jump Types in Basketball Competition and their Relationship with Lower-Body Speed-Strength Qualities

The relationship between lower-body strength qualities and baserunning performance in high school aged baseball players: A pilot study

  • Journals

Changes in Lower Body Muscular Performance Following a Season of NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse

The tactical and technical components of training become a primary emphasis, leaving less time...

Development of muscle mass: How much is optimum for performance?

Training for muscle hypertrophy can be expected to induce some increase in total body mass, and...

The effects of sprint training and the Nordic hamstring exercise on eccentric hamstring strength and sprint performance in adolescent athletes

BACKGROUND. Hamstring strain injuries (HSI) are among the most common injuries in field-based...

A systematic review of prospective epidemiological research into injury and illness in Olympic combat sport

Background Combat sports involve body contact through striking, kicking and/or throwing. They are...

Collecting health and exposure data in Australian olympic combat sports: Feasibility study utilizing an electronic system

Background: Electronic methods are increasingly being used to manage health-related data among...

Gradual vs. Maximal Acceleration: Their Influence on the Prescription of Maximal Speed Sprinting in Team Sport Athletes

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a difference existed between peak speed...

Rating of perceived exertion is a stable and appropriate measure of workload in judo

Objectives: Heart rate (HR), blood lactate concentration [La] and/or rating of perceived exertion...

Sports Injury Prevention: The Role of the Strength and Conditioning Coach

Prevention of sports injuries is a priority for sport stakeholders across the spectrum of...

Sport-specific factors predicting player retention in junior cricket

Understanding factors that motivate young athletes to continue participation in sport can help...

Effect of Instructions on Selected Jump Squat Variables

Talpey, SW, Young, WB, and Beseler, B. Effect of instructions on selected jump squat variables. J...

Is nine weeks of complex training effective for improving lower body strength, explosive muscle function, sprint and jumping performance?

There is currently minimal evidence from training studies that document the effectiveness of...

Research priorities of international sporting federations and the IOC research centres

Background/aim To be fully effective, the prevention of injury in sport and promotion of...

A comparison of Smith machine and barbell half squats to elicit potentiation in countermovement jump performance.

The article presents a study which compares the post activation potentiation (PAP) of Smith...

  • Conference Proceedings

Lower body exercise selection across the force-velocity continuum to enhance sprinting performance

  • Journals

Physical qualities predict change-of-direction speed but not defensive agility in australian rules football

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between selected physical qualities,...

Weekly training and competitive load of community level junior cricket players


  • Conference Proceedings

Association between Leg Power and Sprinting Technique with 20-m Sprint Performance in Elite Junior Australian Football Players

The main purpose of this study was to determine the association between leg power and sprint...


Talpey, SW, Young, WB, and Saunders, N. The acute effects of conventional, complex, and contrast...

Association between agility and change of direction speed and select fitness qualities in Australian football

  • Journals

Changes in leg power, jump and sprint performance following nine-weeks of conventional vs. complex training

  • Journals

Relationship between sprint technique and leg power on the 20M sprint performance of junior Australian footballers

  • Journals

The load-power relationship during a jump squat

  • Journals

The relationship between measures of peak power, sprint, and jump performance: the effect of external loading

  • Journals

Examining approaches to combining strength and power in a training room

  • Conference Proceedings


Feros, SA, Young, WB, Rice, AJ, and Talpey, SW. The effect of including a series of isometric...

The effects of an isometric potentiation protocol in the warm-up of elite rowers

  • Conference Proceedings