EXERCISE PROGRAMMING AND PRESCRIPTION FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

EXS3EPP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will apply skills in exercise testing prescription and delivery to client-centered exercise interventions; as well as, enhance skills in exercise service delivery to apparently 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 the following courses: HBESB or HBES or 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 PrescriptionPrescribedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS AND WILKINS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse the physiological changes across the lifespan and the effects of exercise, including contraindications, during particular stages of growth and development.

Activities:
Blended content: Description of the stages of growth and development across the lifespan; Description of the structural and physiological changes across the lifespan; Evaluation of the literature on growth and development as related to exercise; Identification of conditions that present during certain stages of growth and development. Practicals: Discussion of contraindicated exercises for particular stages of growth and development.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse the purpose, limitations, contraindications or considerations that may require the modification to exercise assessments and exercise programming.

Activities:
Blended content: Evaluation of the literature on how to adapt and modify health and fitness assessments to apparently healthy participants with special conditions that includes, children and adolescents, older adults, pregnant women, overweight, lower back pain and mental health. Practicals: Undertake and modify (where appropriate) health and fitness assessments to apparently healthy participants with special conditions that includes, children and adolescents, older adults, pregnant women, overweight, lower back pain and mental health. Practicum: Health screening and fitness assessments for a range of participants.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Adapt the delivery of exercise programs after individual evaluation of needs, capacity and stage of the lifespan.

Activities:
Blended content: Evidence based exercise programs for apparently healthy participants and participants with special conditions to include, children and adolescents, older adults, pregnant women, overweight, lower back pain and mental health. Practicals: Prescription and modification of exercise programs for apparent healthy individuals and participants with special considerations to include, children and adolescents, older adults, pregnant women, overweight and lower back pain. Practicum: Prescription of client-centered exercise programs for individuals and groups to include appropriate endurance, resistance and flexibility training programs.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically analyse participant#s technique during exercise to interpret dysfunctional movement patterns and apply corrective strategies.

Activities:
Technique correction, monitoring training and response to training. Practicum: Participant technique correction and monitoring.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Apply and evaluate knowledge and skills in accordance with the professional scope of practice and in line with the charter and spirit of the code of professional conduct in a work context.

Activities:
Practicum: Professional conduct and ethical practice in exercise service delivery.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, 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 1.0 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*
One practicum Log (500-words equivalent)Submission of practicum log demonstrating achievement of 70-hours of professional practice in-line with accreditation requirements is a hurdle requirement. 02, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (250-words equivalent, per student)20 01, 02, 03
One Skills Competency Test (30- minutes per student) (1,500-words equivalent)30 02, 04
1.5-hour Theory Examination (1,500-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 10 minute online tests (500-words equivalent total)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2019, 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 1.0 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*
One practicum Log (500-words equivalent)Submission of practicum log demonstrating achievement of 70-hours of professional practice in-line with accreditation requirements is a hurdle requirement. 02, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (250-words equivalent, per student)20 01, 02, 03
One Skills Competency Test (30- minutes per student) (1,500-words equivalent)30 02, 04
1.5-hour Theory Examination (1,500-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 10 minute online tests (500-words equivalent total)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan James

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 1.0 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*
One practicum Log (500-words equivalent)Submission of practicum log demonstrating achievement of 70-hours of professional practice in-line with accreditation requirements is a hurdle requirement. 02, 03, 04, 05
One group presentation (5 minutes per individual) (250-words equivalent, per student)20 01, 02, 03
One Skills Competency Test (30- minutes per student) (1,500-words equivalent)30 02, 04
1.5-hour Theory Examination (1,500-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 10 minute online tests (500-words equivalent total)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05