Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn about the delivery of exercise for diverse populations. This subject will explore the pathophysiology of chronic disease and disability, and the role of exercise in managing these conditions. Building upon the skills learnt in SPE1FEP and SPE2EPD, you will learn how to conduct pre-exercise screening and deliver exercise for people with chronic conditions, including considerations for individuals from different cultures, age groups, and abilities.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Willis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in the HBSES and passed SPE2EPD. All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval


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

Learning resources

Fitness Professional's Handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorHowley, E. T., & Thompson, D.


Edition/Volume7th Edition

PublisherHuman Kinetics


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAmerican College of Sports Medicine


Edition/Volume10th Ed

PublisherLippincott Williams and Wilkins


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Critically review and analyse the aetiology of common chronic lifestyle-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
02. Design and conduct suitable pre-exercise screenings relevant for special populations, and recognise any contraindications.
03. Design, deliver and adapt training programmes to meet client's individual needs, physical capacity and stage of life.
04. Critically analyse literature and case studies on the influence of exercise across the lifespan and on chronic lifestyle-related diseases.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Willis

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written case study reports (2,000 words)

Students will evaluate a client and devise a suitable exercise programme, with written academic rationale to justify their exercise prescription.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

2 x 10 minute practical skills competency assessment (1000 words equivalent per student)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

One-hour written theory examination (1,000 words equivalent)

Contains multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4