Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, appropriate exercise testing protocols for different individuals
2apply knowledge of the principles of exercise prescription
3respond to and reflect on challenges faced in training monitoring and prescription
4explain 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
  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

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 study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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

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

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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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

+