Exercise Testing and Prescription

Description

This course teaches students how to measure exercise performance parameters and develop exercise prescription (training programs). The course also addresses pre-participation screening and risk appraisal. Topics covered include the assessment of aerobic capacity, body composition, and muscular strength, power, endurance and flexibility. The application of both laboratory and field based tests will be covered in lectures and laboratories. The theory and practice of designing individualised and group exercise prescription is covered, which includes endurance training, interval training and resistance training.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Undertake pre-participation screening and assess risk classification;

2. Explain the principles of exercise testing, factors that affect test results and criteria to terminate tests;

3. Describe, design and demonstrate competency in the conduct of various exercise tests specific to an individual's fitness and training goals (eg. aerobic, anaerobic, body composition, and muscular strength, power, endurance and flexibility);

4. Interpret and rate the results of exercise tests and report findings to the individual tested;

5. Explain the principles of exercise prescription including components and stages of an exercise program;

6. Design a unique training program that suits the specific training goals of an individual and/or group;

7. Appreciate the safety considerations of exercise testing and training.

Content

  • Health Screening and Risk Stratification
  • Principles of exercise testing and prescription
  • Physiological adaptations to training
  • Testing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  • Cardiorespiratory exercise prescription
  • Testing Musculoskeletal Fitness
  • Resistance Training
  • Flexibility testing and prescription
  • Anaerobic capacity testing and prescription
  • Testing Body Composition
  • Exercise prescription for body composition changes

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2050.

Assumed Knowledge

EXSS1010 is a prerequisite for EXSS2050. Students must successfully complete EXSS1010 before they can enrol in EXSS2050. EXSS2010 or SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology (or concurrent enrolment in EXSS2010) HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part I HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part II

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal and Examination: Class (mid-semester exam)

Participation: Group/Tutorial participation and contribution

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Practical Demonstration: Competency Assessment *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - To allow for sufficient practice of the necessary laboratory skills as signed off on the checklist by the lecturer and/or tutor, students have to attend a minimum of 8 laboratory classes and 8 competency laboratories.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory lab induction and safety induction (testing equipment usage).

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Practical Demonstration: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Laboratory classes for 2 hours per week for full term. Competency practice laboratories for 1 hour per week from week 3 to week 13 only.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term