Courses & Units

Physical Activity Interventions for Health and Wellbeing CXA418


This unit is designed to meet the new ESSA accreditation criteria in Exercise Physiology in the Exercise for Health and Wellness domain. Students can design and implements safe and effective health and wellness interventions to effect behaviour change and increase physical activity and functional capacity through the range of Accredited Exercise Physiologist target pathologies across diverse contexts and settings.


Unit name Physical Activity Interventions for Health and Wellbeing
Unit code CXA418
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Anne Hanley
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Design and deliver safe, evidenced-based, assessment and exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status, screening and other influencing factors (e.g. individual and sociocultural/economic factors).
  • Formulate strategies to optimise client health behaviours and management.
  • Relay a range of health-related information to clients considering clinical status and other influencing factors for client comprehension, and revise communication to respond to stakeholder needs and to manage changes in clinical situation(s).
  • Identify and respond to changes in clinical status including adverse signs/symptoms and formulate appropriate clinical responses that include session modification or termination, first-aid and onward referral.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary care with clients through understanding of scope of practice and effective communication with other health professionals involved in client treatment.
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Concurrent Prerequisites

CXA446 and CXA417


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly.

1 x 2-hour workshop weekly.

AssessmentCase Study (20%)|Case or problem activated learning (80%)
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ACSM. Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 10th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore. 2018

O’Toole, G 2012, Communication. Core interpersonal skills for health professionals Churchill Livingstone, Chatswood. (Library Catalogue: R 727.3.O86 2012 – a copy has been placed on course reserve)


Skinner, JS. Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Cases: Theoretical Basis and Clinical Application. 3rd Edn. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.

Cameron M, Selig S, Hemphill D. Clinical Exercise. A case-based approach. Elsevier, Sydney, 2011.

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