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SES3101 Exercise Prescription and Practice

Units : 1
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: BIO1206 and SES2103 and SES2205 and SES2202 and SES2104


This exercise prescription and practice course includes a strong practical focus. Students will draw on knowledge and skills from associated disciplines to intensively focus on designing, and modifying (as necessary), safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs, based on best practice. This course will allow students to develop the required mastery that they need to be successful professionals in sport and exercise related fields. Students will combine theory with practical assessments of individuals to develop and monitor effective programs for a range of individuals. The course will use as an initial focus the apparently healthy population but it will also cover specific physical activities and individuals in selected special populations to meet their health, fitness and performance needs and goals. Students will work independently and as a member of a team to develop expertise and satisfy the needs of clients within this course.

This course will enable students to develop knowledge and skills required to plan and implement exercise programs for an apparently healthy population and for individuals within selected special populations (such as those with chronic illness and/or disability and for the aged). Exercise prescription principles will be examined in conjunction with evidence-based training methods to improve health and performance related to components of physical fitness and wellbeing (including the components of physical function and capacity). Principles of exercise program development will be considered to enable students to develop practical skills in relation to the design and delivery of exercise activities to a range of individuals and groups in diverse exercise settings. The course will take an evidence-based approach to exercise prescription and practice to support contemporary exercise methodology including risk assessment and safety considerations for diverse exercise settings.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 17 May 2022