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SP2101 - Exercise Prescription Practices and Procedures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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. It provides experience in the communication and therapeutic micro skills necessary to work effectively with a client. Topics include client induction, interviewing, history taking, 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

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan, conduct and evaluate a personalized exercise program;
  • Record and evaluate their performance in professional practice situations;
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities of sport and exercise science professionals and the range of career opportunities in the field;
  • Conduct and evaluate risk assessments.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • 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 acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • 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;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: SP2006 AND SP2009

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Lecturers: Mr Wade Sinclair, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 8 hours practicals
  • 40 hours fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (40%); client evaluation and training session evaluation (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students are required to demonstrate satisfactory completion of 40 hours of practicum

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Wade Sinclair
Lecturers: Mr Wade Sinclair, Dr Teneale McGuckin.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 8 hours practicals
  • 40 hours fieldwork
Assessment: presentations (15%); assignments (40%); client evaluation and training session evaluation (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Student are required to demonstrate satisfactory completion of 40 hours of practicum

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.