Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Prescribing and delivering exercise to a wide range of apparently healthy populations is a fundamental skill of exercise and sport scientists. The course will develop students’ abilities to use data from initial assessments and desired outcomes to prescribe exercise programs across a range of populations. Students will be expected to be able to competently demonstrate and deliver a range of exercise modalities using professional skills and communication and alter the exercise prescription based on the person's needs. By the end of this course, students will be able to prescribe and deliver exercise programs aimed at developing health, fitness or performance outcomes across a range of populations.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2021.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Employ suitable health and performance assessments to provide data to inform the development of exercise programs, and effectively report these data (ESSA 4.2.2);

2. Identify, select, demonstrate, and effectively coach a range of exercise modalities that are suitable to be prescribed and delivered to a range of populations, and be able to effectively progress or regress the exercise based on the populations needs (ESSA 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5);

3. Employ a range of monitoring tools to monitor exercise load and progress to help determine if it is safe for an exercise program or session to continue (ESSA 4.2.1, 4.2.7, 4.2.8);

4. Prescribe exercise programs according to best-practice models to facilitate health, fitness and performance benefits across a range of populations (ESSA 4.2.10);

5. Facilitate effective communication, enhance learning outcomes, and employ risk management strategies in a professional exercise and sport science context (ESSA 4.2.6, 4.2.9);

6. Prescribe and deliver exercise programs to both individuals and groups across a range of populations, employing a range of strategies to enhance exercise preparation and recovery (ESSA 4.2.3, 4.2.7).


Principles of coaching theory

Physiological adaptations to training

Testing and prescribing resistance training

Testing and prescribing aerobic and anaerobic training

Testing and prescribing flexibility and mobility training

Monitoring training

Assessing movement competency

Training and competition preparation and recovery

Effectively practices of delivering exercise


This course replaces SPOR2050. If you have successfully completed SPOR2050 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

BIOL1001 Molecules, Cells and Organisms

HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2

EXSS2010 or SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology (or concurrent enrolment in EXSS2010)

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: PBL Tasks

Participation: Group/Tutorial participation and contribution

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Practical Demonstration: Competency Assessment *

Quiz: Online Quiz

* 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: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled 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.

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