Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will advance your knowledge of movement and functional capacity. You will integrate your skills in analysing movement and functional capacity and posture to inform therapeutic exercise aiming to restore and optimise musculoskeletal and neurological function. 

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to HZESPB or HMEPB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics, 7th EdnPrescribedKroemer, K. (2017)CRC Press
ReadingsErgonomics for TherapistsPrescribedJacobs, K. (2008)Elsevier Missouri

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and critically evaluate assessments to analyse body and movement mechanics, posture and functional capacity appropriate for use by Accredited Exercise Physiologists

Online learning activities, practical workshops

02. Expertly interpret and communicate the outcomes of functional capacity evaluations and explain the potential contributions to treatment from various healthcare practitioners

Online learning activities, practical workshops

03. Critically evaluate literature investigating the components of exercise prescriptions to inform therapeutic exercise treatment plans

Online learning activities, practical workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Week 25-32, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 25 - 25
Five 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 25 - 30
Two 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 25 to week 30 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study: 1,500-word written component and 10- minute edited video. (equiv. 2,500 words total)50 01, 02, 03
One 2,500-word written clinical case report50 02, 03