APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

EXS2AES

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop knowledge and skills in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery to apparently healthy individuals. You will evaluate the implementation of various exercise modalities and will apply skills in pre-exercise assessments, health and exercise testing and exercise program design and delivery.

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 PrescriptionRecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret pre-exercise health screening and exercise assessments to inform exercise prescription.

Activities:
Blended content: Pre-participation screening and risk assessment, principles of test selection. Practicals: Ability to undertake and interpret standard health and fitness assessments to include anthropometry, body composition, aerobic fitness, blood pressure and flexibility to apparently healthy participants. Practicum: Health screening, anthropometry, body composition, fitness assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Deliver and adapt client-centred exercise programs in consideration of the evidence-base.

Activities:
Blended content: Best-practice guidelines for prescribing. Practicum: Prescription of exercise programs for individuals to include appropriate endurance, resistance and flexibility training programs
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Evaluate evidence to inform exercise programming.

Activities:
Blended content: Models of periodization, principles of aerobic endurance training, alternative modes of training, including non-traditional implement training.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Apply strategies to teach and correct exercise technique.

Activities:
Monitoring.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Adapt relevant behaviour change models to increase exercise adherence.

Activities:
Blended content: Stages of change, behavior change. Practicum: Assessing participant stage of change regarding exercise behavior.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply exercise testing, prescription and delivery skills within the individual#s scope of practice and code of conduct.

Activities:
Knowledge and skills of exercise science curriculum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, 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 reflective case study (1,000-words equivalent)Submission of practicum log demonstrating achievement of 70-hours of professional practice in-line with accreditation requirements is a hurdle requirement.25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
One 20-minute skill competency test (1,000-words equivalent)25 01, 02, 06
One 2-hour final exam (2,000-words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 31-45, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan James

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 45
One 50.0 hours placement - off site per study period 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 reflective case study (1,000-words equivalent)Submission of practicum log demonstrating achievement of 70-hours of professional practice in-line with accreditation requirements is a hurdle requirement.25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
One 20-minute skill competency test (1,000-words equivalent)25 01, 02, 06
One 2-hour final exam (2,000-words equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 05