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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Provides the student with the opportunity to apply the principles and objectives of an effective exercise assessment program. Program design is studied in detail in relation to different populations. Aspects of consultation, interview and testing techniques and health education will be studied with an emphasis on developing practical skills.

Unit content

  • General principles of exercise testing and screening 
  • General principles of exercise prescription and programming 
  • Selecting and implementing appropriate fitness and exercise tests 
  • Designing exercise programs for healthy individuals 
  • Conducting and evaluating training programs and outcomes

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Essential prescribed text: Vivian Heyward and Anne Gibson, 2014, Advanced Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, 7th edn, Human Kinetics, USA. ISBN: 13: 9781450466004.
  • Prescribed text: American College of Sports Medicine, 2014, ACSM's Health-related Physical Fitness Assessment Manual, 4th edn, Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, USA. ISBN: 13:978-1-4511-1568-0.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project report40%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical skills30%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project report40%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical skills30%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Project report40%
Exam: closed book30%
Practical skills30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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