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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Coombs, J, Skinner, T, 2014, ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment, 1st edn, Elsevier, Chatswood.
  • 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 study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Training Program40%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Training Program40%
Exam: closed book40%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (12 wks)
Practical session 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Training Program40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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