EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION AND DELIVERY

SPE2EPD

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will apply their knowledge of client assessment and the principles of exercise prescription in order to design evidence-informed and best-practice exercise programs for a range of clients. Students will undertake forty hours of professional placement in the sports and exercise science industry. This will provide students with an authentic learning environment that will enable them to apply theoretical knowledge to professional practice.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLachlan James

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HBSES AND must have passed SPE1FSC or HLT1IPP.

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 PrescriptionRecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine 201810th edition. LWW.
ReadingsHigh Performance Training for SportsRecommendedJoyce and Lewindon (eds) 2014Human Kinetics

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply risk measures and discipline-specific knowledge of contraindications for engaging in exercise programs to inform client decisions.

Activities:
Lectures, Practicals, Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply knowledge of exercise modalities and interventions to correct dysfunctional movements.

Activities:
Lectures, Practicals, Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply physiological and biomechanical principles to design safe and effective exercise programs for general and athlete populations.

Activities:
Lectures, Practicals, Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse outcomes of client assessments to design and modify best-practice exercise programs.

Activities:
Lectures, Practicals, Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Effectively demonstrate verbal and nonverbal communication skills in the context of exercise instruction.

Activities:
Lectures, Practicals, Professional Placements
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

06. Demonstrate interactions with clients in accordance with Exercise and Sports Science Australia's Code of Professional Practice and Ethical Conduct.

Activities:
Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLachlan James

Class requirements

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

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 40.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case Study assignment (1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 30-min practical examination (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 05, 06
One 1 hour theory examination (1000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
One Practicum Log and Record of Engagement (equiv 500 words)Hurdle task to ensure mastery of core exercise science skills and for accreditation purposes https://www.essa.org.au/essa-me/professional-standards/#es 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06