EXERCISE FITNESS AND HEALTH

EXS1EFH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will investigate the associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and lifestyle-related disease. You will become familiar with fundamental acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise across the lifespan. The subject will introduce you to the principles that surround health screening, exercise testing and exercise prescription.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBESB Bachelor of Exercise Science or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Exercise Physiology or LBBSB Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management) or EBEDPB Bachelor of Education (Primary) All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HZESPB, HBESB or HBES for whom EXS1EFH is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fitness professional's handbook.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHowley, E T & Thompson, D L

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherHUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN.

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ACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAmerican College of Sports Medicine

Year2013

Edition/Volume9TH EDN

PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PA.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss relationships between sedentary behaviours, physical activity and lifestyle-related diseases.
02. Describe the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic metabolic conditions.
03. Examine the fundamental cardiovascular and respiratory responses to exercise and the influence of maturation, growth and detraining on these responses.
04. Employ health screening and risk assessment tools to risk stratify participants prior to exercise testing and prescription.
05. Perform fundamental anthropometry and exercise testing, interpreting results from a health-related perspective.
06. Describe the basic principles of exercise prescription and apply these principles to exercise programs that implement a range of training methods.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size150

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Cousins

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1-hour written theory examination (1,000-words equivalent) Multiple choice and short answer questionsN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6
One online practicum report (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Three 20-minute multiple-choice online tests (1,000-words equivalent total) Each test contributes 10% of students overall gradeN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6