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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 with the opportunity to apply the principles and objectives of an effective training program. Program design is studied in detail in relation to both fitness and performance. Aspects of planning, interview, prescription, monitoring and testing techniques will be studied as well as advanced topics in exercise physiology including exercise in extreme environments, ergogenic aids, and immunology.

Unit content

  • Exercise prescription and testing
  • Training planning and monitoring
  • Advanced topics in exercise physiology

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: