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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

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.

Unit content

  • General considerations for the target pathologies – overview and introduction
  • Overview of medical and surgical intervention and the impact of participation in exercise.  
  • Evidence associated with mode, intensity, duration, frequency, volume and progression for a pathological condition
  • The construction of evidence based safe and effective exercise plans
  • Incorporation of goal setting, medical history and clinical status
  • The provision of first aid, and appropriate reporting within multidisciplinary settings.

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

  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2017, ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th edn, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9781496339065.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Exercise Physiology Competencies20%
Exam: closed book60%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Exercise Physiology Competencies20%
Exam: closed book60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1.5 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Exercise Physiology Competencies20%
Exam: closed book60%
Notice

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Fee information

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