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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

  1. Professional conduct, ethical practice, and exercise science scope of practice
  2. Evidenced-based practice and clinical reasoning
  3. Group exercise programming and instruction including Telehealth
  4. Health beyond exercise: communication, coaching and behaviour change
  5. Exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery: putting it all together

 

 

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:
1practically apply exercise science knowledge and skills in a variety of professional learning and work settings, including Telehealth and group exercise
2choose and apply a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication methods appropriate to the client and/or population, carers and other health and exercise professionals
3identify risks and apply appropriate risk management strategies to the professional practice of exercise science
4practice in accordance with ethically relevant policies, legislation and regulations that apply to exercise science settings including privacy, consent and record keeping

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. practically apply exercise science knowledge and skills in a variety of professional learning and work settings, including Telehealth and group exercise
  2. choose and apply a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication methods appropriate to the client and/or population, carers and other health and exercise professionals
  3. identify risks and apply appropriate risk management strategies to the professional practice of exercise science
  4. practice in accordance with ethically relevant policies, legislation and regulations that apply to exercise science settings including privacy, consent and record keeping

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Coombes, J., Burton, N., & Beckman, E, Essa's Student Manual for Exercise Prescription, Delivery and Adherence-EBook, Elsevier Health Sciences.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • The SCU Career Development Program information site on MySCU contains a wealth of useful resources including access to UniHub and the Graduate Careers & Internship Preparation modules. Students are required to complete five of these modules as part of their assessment for this unit (see later).

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hrs (Across the term)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR
PlacementSR

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
PlacementSR
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
PlacementSR
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR
PlacementSR

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR
PlacementSR

Teaching method
Practical 2 hours (4 weeks)
Placement 140 hours (Across the term)
Assessment
PlacementSR
PortfolioSR
Practical skillsSR
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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