APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

EXS2AES

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop and practice skills in exercise service delivery to apparently healthy individuals. You will apply skills in health screening, exercise testing and exercise prescription.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBES, HBESB, HZESPB and must pass EXS1EFH.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Strength Training and ConditioningPrescribedNSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association4th EDN, HUMAN KINETICS
ReadingsACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription.RecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Complete pre-exercise screening tools to risk stratify participants identifying absolute contraindications to fitness testing and participation in exercise.

Activities:
Blended content: Pre-participation screening and risk assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Perform and interpret basic fitness and health assessments for apparently healthy individuals.

Activities:
Practicals: Ability to undertake and interpret standard health and fitness assessments to include anthropometry, body composition, fitness, blood pressure and flexibility to apparently healthy participants; Practicum: Health screening, anthropometry, body composition, fitness assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Prescribe appropriate client-centred exercise programs.

Activities:
Blended content: Exercise programmes for apparently healthy participants; Practicum: Prescription of exercise programmes for individuals to include appropriate endurance, resistance and flexibility training programmes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Analyse participant technique during exercise training.

Activities:
Blended content: Common technique errors; Practicum: Participant technique correction and monitoring.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Classify participant stage of change using behavioural change models.

Activities:
Blended content: Stages of change; Practicum: Assessing participant stage of change regarding healthy lifestyle choices.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

06. Describe emergency and first aid responses to medical events and injuries that might result from exercise or physical injury.

Activities:
Blended content: Complications, acute injuries and medical emergencies, emergency procedures; Practicals: CPR, recovery position, bleading.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend 1 x 2 hr lab class per week all semester"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practicum log with 2,000-word reflective case study.equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 20-minute skill competency test.equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 04, 06
One 2-hour final examequivalent to 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatt Bourne

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 45
One 5.0 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students attend 1 x 2 hr lab class per week all semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practicum log with 2,000-word reflective case study.equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 20-minute skill competency test.equivalent to 1,000 words25 01, 02, 04, 06
One 2-hour final examequivalent to 2,000 words50 01, 02, 03, 06