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SES8007 Advanced Exercise Assessment and Delivery

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 May 2023


This course aims to provide knowledge and skills in relation to the type, care and use of health and exercise assessment equipment. Furthermore, the course will focus on exercise program delivery either in-person or remotely and draws knowledge and skills from a range of sport and exercise disciplines. The course allows students to develop the required mastery that they need to be successful professionals in sport and exercise related fields. The ability to be able to complete assessments of individuals and to combine this with theoretical knowledge to develop and monitor effective programs for a range of individuals is central to this course. The course will use as an initial focus the apparently healthy population. The course also addresses specific physical activities and individuals in selected special populations to meet their health, fitness and performance needs and goals. Students will be provided with a clear understanding of their professional responsibilities in ensuring safe practice and appreciate the need to work with the appropriately qualified health professionals.

This course assists with the developments of advanced knowledge and skills, required to plan and implement exercise programs for an apparently healthy population. Content will be extended to include individuals within selected special populations such as those with chronic illness and/or disability and for the elderly. Exercise prescription principles will be outlined and evidence-based training methods to improve health and performance related to components of physical fitness and wellbeing (physical function and capacity) will be explored. Exercise programs will be outlined and the opportunity provided to develop practical skills in leading and supervising activities in a range of exercise environments. Research data relevant to latest developments and trends will be investigated. Risk assessment and safety aspects will be outlined.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students. To pass this course, students must attend at least 5 of the 6 residential school sessions or fortnightly laboratory classes. Student non-compliance with the attendance requirement will mean the student cannot pass the course.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2023 External
Date printed 30 May 2023