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SP2006 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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 skills and knowledge necessary for effective evaluation of fitness and health 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 ability to construct and administer testing sessions;
  • to demonstrate an understanding of several human chronic conditions and diseases;
  • to demonstrate familiarity with testing procedures of fitness and health for all populations;
  • to interpret results of fitness and health assessments and advise on the health benefits of exercise and sport to all populations.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Prerequisites: SP1001
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SP3002

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (35%); assignments (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Dr Glen Deakin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (35%); 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.