Courses & Units

Health, Exercise and Sport Prescription and Delivery CXA233


Upon successful completion of health, exercise and sports prescription the graduate can design, and modify as necessary, safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs, based on best practice, for the apparently healthy population, in a variety of environments that are aligned with the health, fitness and performance needs and goals of clients.


Unit name Health, Exercise and Sport Prescription and Delivery
Unit code CXA233
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Nathan Pitchford
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the principles of current best practice for designing exercise programs, and explain why various exercise types confer health, fitness or performance benefits (as relevant) for the apparently healthy population.
  • Explain in simple, comprehensible language the risks of performing exercise and describe appropriate strategies to address these risks.
  • Design exercise programs that meet the needs of clients, in consideration of: current, best-practice guidelines for performing exercise, the exercise tolerance, physical function and capacity, and motivation level of the client
  • Integrate knowledge of and skills in exercise prescription with other study areas of exercise science.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



CXA232 and CXA237


Teaching Pattern

Workshop – 3 hours (weekly).

AssessmentPractical assessment (20%)|Examination (40%)|Exercise Program Design (40%)
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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition with Web Resource Author: NSCA-National Strength and Conditioning Association ISBN: 9781492501626

ACSM 2017, Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th Ed, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. ISBN: 9781496339072


ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment (Coombes and Skinner 2014) Elsevier: ISBN 9780729581424

Physiological Tests for Elite Athletes 2nd Edition (Human Kinetics), 2012 ISBN 1450436773, 9781450436779

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