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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students the opportunity to work through the exercise prescription process including initial client consultation, exercise testing, exercise prescription and exercise delivery. It includes a strong practical component designed to increase student confidence in the gym setting and improve client-practitioner communication skills. Advanced topics in exercise physiology are also studied as they relate to the roles of an accredited exercise scientist and accredited sports scientist.

Unit content

  • Initial client consultation
  • Exercise testing
  • Exercise prescription
  • Exercise delivery
  • Advanced topics in exercise physiology and sports science

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, appropriate exercise testing protocols for different individuals
2 apply knowledge of the principles of exercise prescription
3 respond to and reflect on challenges faced in training monitoring and prescription
4 explain the body's physiological responses to specific training methods, environmental stresses, and ergogenic aids

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, appropriate exercise testing protocols for different individuals
    • GA4:
  2. apply knowledge of the principles of exercise prescription
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. respond to and reflect on challenges faced in training monitoring and prescription
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  4. explain the body's physiological responses to specific training methods, environmental stresses, and ergogenic aids
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2019, ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th edn, Wolters Kluwer.
  • Powers, SK, Howley, ET, 2018, Exercise Physiology Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 10th edn, McGraw Hill Education, New York.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.