Courses & Units

Health, Exercise and Sport Prescription and Delivery CXA233

Introduction

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.

Summary

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

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA232 and CXA237

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Workshop – 3 hours (weekly).

AssessmentExamination (40%)|Practical assessment (20%)|Exercise Program Design (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended

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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