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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

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).

Unit content

  • 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

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 an understanding of the practicum placement requirements
2demonstrate an understanding of the scope of practice, professional code of conduct and ethical practice for an exercise science professional
3demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
4apply specialist knowledge and evidence-based practice to prescribe and deliver safe and effective health/exercise/sports interventions for apparently healthy individuals
5assess the best evidence to support the development of short and long-term exercise programs
6construct and evaluate a group-based exercise session for a distinct group of clients with health, fitness and sports performance goals
7critically appraise own performance with host organisation.

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.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 140 hours (As organised)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Essay25%
Practical Assessment25%
Placement InductionSR

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 140 hours (As organised)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Essay25%
Practical Assessment25%
Placement InductionSR

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 140 hours (As organised)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Essay25%
Practical Assessment25%
Placement InductionSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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