This course enables you to understand advanced principles behind prescribing an exercise program, and to gain advanced practical skills required to prescribe an exercise program. You will be able to identify the principles of exercise, including training variables such as overload, frequency, intensity, and periodisation. You will understand the human responses to exercise, and the physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors that influence an exercise program.
|Learning materials – TELT||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – Face-to-face||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Describe and explain the human factors influencing exercise performance, including physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Screen potential exercise participants to determine current health status and risks associated with exercise. Evaluate potential participants’ suitability for exercise. Keep records of health screening and exercise risk assessments for participants’ and practitioners’ reference.||
|3||Prescribe exercise for low risk individuals based on participants’ aims and physiological goals. Document and record exercise programs for participants’ and practitioners’ reference.||Creative and critical thinker|
|4||Describe and explain the effects various exercise testing procedures and equipment have on human exercise performance and responses.||Knowledgeable|
|5||Compare and contrast methods of periodization for exercise programming.||Knowledgeable|
|6||Compare and contrast resistance training exercise protocols and equipment. Demonstrate safe, effective use of resistance training equipment.||Knowledgeable|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
SPX121 is a prerequisite for enrolment in SPX203
It is assumed that students will have foundational knowledge in human muscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Although not a pre-requisite course, students are strongly advised to have successfully completed LFS122 Human Anatomy prior to commencing SPX203.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 3 students will be assessed on their ability to assess movement screening tools and prescribe exercise correctives based on their screening.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||20%||
|Week 3||In Class|
20 multiple choice questions
|Refer to Format||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||3||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Group||50%||
|Week 13||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Practical Exam|
Completion of practical exam
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
30 minute practical demonstration
|All - Assessment Task 2:Quiz|
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in prescription and programming based on recent research articles in conjunction with lab based activities and learning materials.
Submit: Weeks 5,7,9,11,13. Five online quizzes delivered via Canvas on contemporary issues in prescription and programming based on recent research articles in conjunction with lab based activities and learning materials. Two research articles will be available to students prior to each quiz with similar themed topics in the lab and from the learning materials.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Presentation and practical exam|
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
Design and implement a 30 minute training session for your client .
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Recommended||Haff , G. Gregory ,Triplett , N. Travis||2015||Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition||n/a||Human Kinetics|
It is compulsory for all students to wear suitable exercising clothing and covered footwear appropriate for physical activity in practical classes and for all practical sessions.
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