|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: BIO1203 and SES1002
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BIO1206 and SES1299
This course is practically oriented and utilises knowledge and skills developed from a range of related disciplines relevant to health, exercise and sport. The main focus of the course will be for students to develop knowledge and skills to be able to competently conduct a range of specified health and exercise related assessments and to be able to calibrate, maintain and effectively use testing equipment. The ability to conduct both clinical and field testing of a range of people in the population who are engaged in, or seek to be involved in, physical activity is important to health and exercise related professionals such as sports trainers, coaches, sports scientists and physical educators. The ability of sport and exercise professionals to perform, based on best practice, a range of health and fitness tests for elite athletes and other population groups is also an important requirement for employment in the area. Overall, the course seeks to ensure a high level of competency in the safe conduct of a range of health, sport and exercise assessments.
This course provides knowledge and skills in relation to the type, care and use of health and exercise assessment equipment. It provides the opportunity to safely conduct a range of assessments, record and analyse results and report the findings. The course will also outline the interaction of theoretical and practical aspects related to exercise and sport assessment and the role of research from various disciplines.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.