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Assessment and Prescription for Strength and Conditioning CXA314


This unit builds upon students' general knowledge of functional anatomy and principles of training and introduces students to principles of assessment and prescription for strength and conditioning. This includes testing the associated fitness variables of strength, power, speed and agility, and then designing and delivering exercise prescription to improve these variables. Students will develop skills in pre-exercise screening, technical knowledge and practical skills for strength and conditioning assessment and prescription for a range of healthy people ranging from novice to elite. The students will also be introduced to the underlying physiological and biomechanical principles behind exercise prescription and delivery.


Unit name Assessment and Prescription for Strength and Conditioning
Unit code CXA314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr James Fell, Dr Cecilia Kitic, Mr Peter Culhane

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


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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1hr lecture per week, 1 x 2hour practical class per week, 4 x 1 hour online task


Client Screening Assignment (1000 words) 10% Practical Skills Assessments 40% Online tasks 20% Final Exam (2 hours) 30%

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