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SP2016 - Exercise Prescription and Delivery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject introduces students to professional issues relevant to working as a sport and exercise science practitioner. The student is provided with an extended opportunity to apply classroom learned knowledge and skills. Students will build on material learned in previous subjects to successfully prescribe and deliver exercise. The subject provides experience in the communication and therapeutic micro skills necessary to work effectively with clients. Topics include client induction, interviewing, history taking, goal setting, periodisation and program planning. Issues of client reluctance and resistance will also be addressed. Other topics will include professional development and communication, ethics and legal considerations. Students will identify, describe, analyse and demonstrate a broad range of exercise modalities, and select appropriate exercises and equipment to suit the needs and abilities of clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply effective communication skills;
  • Prescribe, deliver and evaluate personalized exercise programs;
  • Record and evaluate client performance in professional practice situations.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Client report 1 - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Log/logbook - (%) - Individual
  • Must pass hurdle requirement; meeting with supervisor to show client pre-screening paperwork and 4 week exercise plan - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve satisfactory completion of practicum hours; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in all scheduled practicals; refer to subject outline for further detail regarding must pass requirements.

Prerequisites: SP2201 AND SP2009
SP3016 OR SP2101


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 4 hours practicals
  • 40 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.