Courses & Units

Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment CXA234


This unit teaches students how to competently and safely plan, conduct and adapt, where necessary, health and exercise assessments based on best practice criteria. Students will also learn how to interpret the results of assessments and communicate findings to the client and, where relevant, other health professionals.


Unit name Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment
Unit code CXA234
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Courtney McGowan
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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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use common laboratory/field based health and exercise equipment accurately and safely for assessment purposes
  • Perform common laboratory/field based health and exercise assessments under varied conditions
  • Analyse information from common laboratory/field based health and exercise assessments with reference to relevant scientific literature
  • Explain assessment findings to varied audiences using verbal and written communication modes

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.





Teaching Pattern

Online - 120 mins per week for 12 weeks
Practical - 180 mins per week for 13 weeks

AssessmentOnline Theory Test (10%)|Online Theory Test (10%)|Client Pre-Exercise Screening & Fitness Assessment (40%)|Client report, rationale and referral (40%)
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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


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

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