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SP2006 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to level 2 sport and exercise science students, physical education students and other students as approved by the Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

This subject is designed to provide the physiological basis, practical laboratory skills and scientific knowledge necessary for effective evaluation of metabolic responses, physical fitness and health outcomes in laboratory and field settings. Further, this subject is designed to examine the beneficial effects of exercise and sport on health, chronic conditions and disease.

Learning Outcomes

  • to demonstrate an understanding of several human chronic conditions and diseases;
  • to demonstrate an ability to construct and administer physiological testing sessions in a laboratory and/or field setting;
  • to demonstrate familiarity with physiological testing procedures of fitness and health for all populations;
  • to interpret scientific results of fitness and health assessments and advise on the health benefits of exercise and sport based on physiological principals to all populations;
  • interpret results of cardiovascular, metabolic and performance assessments and advise/prescribe exercise to enhance the health benefits of exercise and sport to all populations including young, adult and elderly, with and without disease/conditions.
Prerequisites: SP1001
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SP3002

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (40%); assignments (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Glen Deakin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); other exams (40%); assignments (15%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.