Courses & Units

Clinical Exercise Practicum 2 CXA446


Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies.  Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available.  To be eligible to undertake PEP all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP days MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.

Details of PEP compliance can be found at


This is the second of three linked dissertation units. Students conduct research into a field of nursing practice which is informed and supported by collaborative seminars and workshops that provide the student with a forum in which to critique and develop their own research and that of others. The seminars focus on the application of research knowledge and skills to the research being conducted. In this unit students will further develop the research project that will be reported in the thesis submitted for examination in CNA474: Dissertation Part 3.


Unit name Clinical Exercise Practicum 2
Unit code CXA446
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Ms Anne Hanley
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain clinical reasoning in the education, assessment, prescription and safe delivery of exercise for clients relevant to the practicum site attended
  • Critically reflect on your developing experience of being a Student Exercise Physiologist in assessing and delivering clinical exercise scientists.
  • Problem-solve clinical exercise situations. Explain when and how to educate, reassess, modify and progress exercise treatments, or cease treatment and refer on, as required.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in written, verbal, and non-verbal forms with peers, clients from diverse backgrounds, carers, and a wide range of health professionals while on placement;
  • Practice in an ethical, collaborative, and reflective manner as a Student Exercise Physiologist in line with Professional Standards for Exercise Physiology.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
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CXA443 and CXA414 and CXA415 and CXA416


Teaching Pattern

2 hour Induction Lecture/Intensive session (week 1 only).

A minimum of 140 hours of competency-based practicum experience will be accrued during set practicum block time at placement site/s allocated by the College Professional Experience Placements (PEP) Team.

AssessmentPlacement (50%)|Presentation (50%)|Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Clinical Exercise Practicum Student Guidelines and Logbook 2019 – available on MyLO


American College of Sports Medicine (2018). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. (10th Ed). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Myers, J.N., Herbert, W.G. & Humphrey, R. (2010) ACSM’s Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology: Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Neoplastic, Immunologic, and Hematologic Conditions (2nd Ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Ehrman, J.K., Gordon, P.M., Visich, P.S. & Keteyian, S.J. (2003) Clinical Exercise Physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2017) Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine (5th Ed). McGraw-Hill: Sydney, Australia:

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