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The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to design and implement training programs for a range of clients with varying health and fitness goals. This unit will cover modules incorporating service and safety in fitness environments, fitness instructing and testing, providing nutritional information, working with special populations, and group fitness instructing. Health and Physical Activity provides a foundation for you to develop the skills required to work as a fitness professional in a number of different contexts.

Summary 2021

Unit name Health & Physical Activity
Unit code ESP114
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Casey Mainsbridge

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1.5 hr Lecture (13 weeks), 1 x 1.5 hr Tutorial (13 weeks)


Assessment Task 1: Core fitness and exercise proficiencies (30%)

Assessment Task 2: Program design and instruction (35%)

Assessment Task 3: Physical literacy skill analysis and plan (35%)

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