PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

SPE3PPS

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject, you will apply theoretical knowledge and integrate a range of professional skills by undertaking an extended professional practice placement. You will access a range of career development tools to acquire the non-technical skills and industry-specific practical skills needed to prepare you for employment in sport and exercise science. Professional accreditation requires a minimum level of placement exposure. Your attendance at professional placements will contribute to meeting this requirement for professional recognition as a sport and exercise science practitioner.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (HBSES) and have passed the core subjects at first year. All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in order to provide safe and effective exercise-related interventions in collaboration with clients.

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

02. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently with peers and clients in a variety of settings.

Activities:
Professional Placement, Oral Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Critically review the skills and attributes required for employment in sport and exercise science

Activities:
Professional Placement, Seminars and Tutorials, Career Development Portfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically review personal performance to identify professional strengths and weaknesses and develop plans for improvement

Activities:
Professional Placement, Seminars, Tutorials, Career Development Portfolio and Oral Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Apply professional behavior in accordance with Exercise and Sports Science Australia's Code of Professional Practice and Ethical Conduct as an entry level practitioner.

Activities:
Professional Placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Grant

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 17
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"These hours will contribute towards professional accreditation"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Career development portfolio (2,000 words equivalent)Students will prepare a portfolio that includes a cover letter, resume, response to selection criteria and build an online professional profile.45 03, 04
Individual oral presentation (10 min) (500 words equivalent)10 min mock job interview15 02, 04
Critical reflection, and professional placement logbook (1,500 words equivalent)Hurdle task to ensure mastery of core exercise science skills and for accreditation purposes https://www.essa.org.au/essa-me/ professional-standards/#es Students must complete 100 hours of professional placement as part of their accreditation requirements to pass the subject (ESSA Practicum Guide 2019: https://www.essa.org.au/Public/EDUCATION_PROVIDERS/Practicum.aspx) Students are required to keep a log o40 01, 04, 06