EXERCISE PROGRAMMING AND PRESCRIPTION FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

EXS3EPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to develop and deliver client-centered exercise interventions. You will practice and further enhance skills in exercise service delivery to apparently healthy clientele. In addition, you will explore exercise guidelines for healthy populations with special considerations including pregnancy, children and adolescents, older adults, lower back pain, overweight and mental illness.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of HBESB, HBES, HZESPB and must have passed EXS2AES.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription.RecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS, PA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply published pre-exercise screening tools to risk stratify participants, identifying absolute and relative contraindications to fitness testing and participation in exercise.

Activities:
Blended content: Case studies to apply and interpret screening tools to appraise risk, identification of absolute and relative contraindications for metabolic, respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal disease, recognise requirement to refer participants; Practicum: Pre-participation screening and risk assessment for a variety of clients.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Select, perform and interpret appropriate fitness and health assessments for apparently healthy individuals and participants with special considerations.

Activities:
Practicals: Ability to undertake and interpret standard and modified health and fitness assessments to include anthropometry, body composition, fitness, blood pressure and flexibility to asymptomatic and apparently healthy participants with special conditions that includes, children, older adults, pregnant women, overweight, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and asthma; Practicum: Health screening, anthropometry, body composition, fitness assessments for a range of participants.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Critically assess the needs of participants across the lifespan and prescribe appropriate client-centred exercise programs.

Activities:
Blended content: Evidence based exercise programmes for apparently healthy participants and participants with special conditions to include, children, older adults, pregnant women, overweight, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis and asthma; Practicum: Prescription of client-centred exercise programmes for individuals and groups to include appropriate endurance, resistance and flexibility training programmes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Critically analyse participant technique and response to exercise training, including special considerations relating to the individual and environment.

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

05. Apply behavioural change strategies to encourage clients to adhere to healthy lifestyle changes.

Activities:
Blended content: Models of behavioural change; Practicum: Assessing participant stage of change, encouraging healthy lifestyle, techniques to manage drop out.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Abide with the charter and spirit of the code of professional conduct and ethical practice.

Activities:
Practicum: Professional conduct and ethical practice in exercise service delivery.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two hour practical class every 2-weeks starting in teaching week 2 (ie: weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 etc)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Practicum Log (equiv 500 words)Hurdle Requirement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
1 x group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (equiv 500 words)20 05
1 x Skills Competency Test (30-minutes per student) (equiv 1500 words)30 01, 02, 06
2-hour Theory Examination (equiv 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two hour practical class every 2-weeks starting in teaching week 2 (ie: weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 etc)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Practicum Log (equiv 500 words)Hurdle Requirement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
1 x group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (equiv 500 words)20 05
1 x Skills Competency Test (30-minutes per student) (equiv 1500 words)30 01, 02, 06
2-hour Theory Examination (equiv 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatt Bourne

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 24
One 5.0 hours placement - off site per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two hour practical class every 2-weeks starting in teaching week 2 (ie: weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 etc)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Practicum Log (equiv 500 words)Hurdle Requirement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
1 x group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (equiv 500 words)20 05
1 x Skills Competency Test (30-minutes per student) (equiv 1500 words)30 01, 02, 06
2-hour Theory Examination (equiv 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatt Bourne

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 24
One 5.0 hours placement - off site per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two hour practical class every 2-weeks starting in teaching week 2 (ie: weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 etc)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x Practicum Log (equiv 500 words)Hurdle Requirement. 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
1 x group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (equiv 500 words)20 05
1 x Skills Competency Test (30-minutes per student) (equiv 1500 words)30 01, 02, 06
2-hour Theory Examination (equiv 2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05