FOUNDATIONS OF SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICE B

SPE1FSB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop foundation client assessment skills. Students will develop an understanding of the risks associated with a range of exercises and strategies to minimise risk for clients. Students will be introduced to a range of assessment procedures and equipment used to conduct safe sports and exercise-related assessments. Students will explore the influence of physical activity, exercise and nutritional practices on obesity and other chronic health conditions. The influence of the basic stages of growth and development across the lifespan on exercise delivery will be considered.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBenjamin Dascombe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate the role of physical activity, exercise, sport and nutritional interventions in the response to the obesity epidemic and other chronic health conditions.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

02. Critically review and appraise best-practice guidelines for the use of physical activity in the prevention of health conditions affecting populations.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

03. Apply knowledge of population level interventions to improve the physical activity of at risk populations.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

04. Apply knowledge of the stages of growth and development across the lifespan to exercise programming and delivery.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

05. Apply knowledge of the physiological and pathological mechanisms of acute and chronic injury to the management of sports and exercise-related injuries.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBenjamin Dascombe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30 minute online test (equivalent to 500 words)20 02, 03
One 1,000 word individual essay plus a 20-minute digital group presentation(Approximately 5 students per group)30 01, 03
One 2-hour written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05