Examines the principles and objectives of effective exercise assessment programs. Program design is studied in detail in relation to different populations. Aspects of consultation, interview and testing techniques, health education and counselling will be studied with an emphasis on developing practical skills.
- Health and risk factor appraisal
- General principles of exercise testing
- General principles of exercise prescription and programming
Considerations in exercise prescription for selected populations and conditions:
- Men and women
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Respiratory conditions
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||utilise various methods in monitoring physiological responses to exercise and training;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply the principles and objectives of exercise prescription;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||assess specific exercises and determine their appropriateness for specific populations and applications; and||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||select, modify and prescribe safe exercise programs and testing procedures for specific population groups such as: Men and Women, Children, Elderly, and conditions including Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular disorders, Asthma, Pregnancy, Cancer and Arthritis.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- American College of Sports Medicine, 2013, ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9781609139551.
- American College of Sports Medicine, 2013, ACSM's Health-Related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual, 4th edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9781451115680.
- Skinner, JS, 2005, Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases: Theoretical Basis and Clinical Application, 3rd edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9780781741132.
Teaching and assessment
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