Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore concepts relating to professional practice as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). These concepts will revolve around effective communication with patients, accessing clinical information, conducting appropriate assessments and effective clinical reporting and note taking. You will also analyse different clinical frameworks and compensatory schemes to implement reasoned case management with high professional and ethical standards.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Be admitted in on of these courses: HZESPB or HMEPB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Critique strategies (verbal and non-verbal for communicating with patients, medical and allied health professionals.
02. Evaluate various clinical frameworks and compensation schemes that are used to guide Accredited Exercise Physiology practice.
03. Critically interpret and stratify risk factors, indicators and contra-indicators, and manage emergency situations
04. Obtain and evaluate clinical data and provide appropriate clinical reasoning for proposed clinical exercise interventions for individuals with pathology consistent with those listed in the Accredited Exercise Physiologists Scope of Practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJayden Hunter

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 15 - 20
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 14
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written case study evaluation and treatment plan (3000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Two x 1000 word essays (20% each)
Essay 1 will evaluate communication & professional practice as an AEP. Essay 2 will discuss compensation schemes & implications of these for both patients & health care providers.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2

Exercise and Sports Science Australia compensation scheme standards and compliance assessment
Hurdle requirement: Successful completion of the compensation standards and compliance assessment is a hurdle requirement for being able to pass this subject

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO2