Provides an opportunity for students to accumulate required work experience, and apply their knowledge and understanding of the principles of Exercise and Sport Science as they relate to apparently healthy individuals. Students must complete their practicum experience in an exercise science related discipline for the purpose of attaining competency in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery. This unit fulfils a major component of the practicum requirements that must be successfully completed to be an Exercise Scientist as outlined by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
- Professional conduct and ethical practice.
- Evidenced-based practice
- Exercise science graduate attributes
- Exercise science placement competencies
- Exercise assessment, delivery and prescription case studies
- Group exercise programming and instruction
- Verbal and non-verbal communication skills
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:|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the practicum placement requirements|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the scope of practice, professional code of conduct and ethical practice for an exercise science professional|
|3||demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills|
|4||apply specialist knowledge and evidence-based practice to prescribe and deliver safe and effective health/exercise/sports interventions for apparently healthy individuals|
|5||assess the best evidence to support the development of short and long-term exercise programs|
|6||construct and evaluate a group-based exercise session for a distinct group of clients with health, fitness and sports performance goals|
|7||critically appraise own performance with host organisation.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the practicum placement requirements
- demonstrate an understanding of the scope of practice, professional code of conduct and ethical practice for an exercise science professional
- demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- apply specialist knowledge and evidence-based practice to prescribe and deliver safe and effective health/exercise/sports interventions for apparently healthy individuals
- assess the best evidence to support the development of short and long-term exercise programs
- construct and evaluate a group-based exercise session for a distinct group of clients with health, fitness and sports performance goals
- critically appraise own performance with host organisation.
- No prescribed texts.
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