The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course prepares students for their first work experience in the exercise science industry and includes a minimum of 40 hours of work experience in the exercise science industry according to the requirements set by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). The course addresses the theory on professional skills needed in the industry. It will introduce careers in Exercise and Sports Science and job application strategies. Other important topics that will be addressed are professional conduct, confidentiality and privacy issues, occupational health and safety and risk assessments. The course will address essential competencies that will have to be met before placement work can commence. It is recommended that students focus on completing exercise testing, prescription and delivery work experience with apparently healthy populations.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Construct an effective job application relevant to the exercise science industry;

2. Identify cultural, gender-related, socio-economic, child protection, confidentiality, and consent issues;

3. Construct a risk assessment appropriate to an exercise and sports science setting;

4. Demonstrate safe and appropriate work practice in the use, instruction, and maintenance of exercise science equipment;

5. Exhibit professional behaviour consistent with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA);

6. Develop and display practical competency in assessing clients and delivering exercise within a professional environment.


Content

  • Professional code of conduct and obligations - cultural, gender, privacy, confidentiality, socio-economic, medico-legal and child protection issues
  • Work health and safety and risk assessments of venue/environment, equipment and workplace procedures
  • Safe and appropriate practices in the use and maintenance of exercise and sports science equipment and devices
  • Communication skills and conventions, including written, oral and nonverbal communication and teamwork
  • Professional development, including job application strategies, and careers in exercise and sports science

Requisite

Only available to Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

Must have completed (EXSS2010 or SPOR2010) and (EXSS2030 or SPOR2030) and (EXSS2050 or SPOR2050).

Course replaces SPOR2070. Cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed SPOR2070.


Assumed knowledge

EXSS2070 has course prerequisites. Students must successfully complete EXSS2010 or SPOR2010, EXSS2030 or SPOR2030 and EXSS2050 or SPOR2050 before the can enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Professional Task: Practical Skills Assessment *

Quiz: Online Quiz

Written Assignment: Practicum Application

Written Assignment: Practicum Agreement

Written Assignment: Risk Assessment

Written Assignment: Record of Student Engagement *

* 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 and tutorials.
  • Practicum: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 40 hours of approved practicum to pass the course.
  • Tutorial: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories and tutorials.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students are required to demonstrate competency in professional skills by obtaining an overall grade of at least 50% in their practicum competency assessment.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider. - Confidentiality agreement: Further requirements based on practicum site may include Working with Children Check, NSW Health Check, Police Check.
  • WHS Requirement - Students must complete a Workplace Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a risk assessment and safety induction.

Contact hours

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Laboratory for 1 hour per day for 5 days, (over 1 week prior to start of semester).

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Lecture for 1 Hours per day for 5 days (over 1 week prior to start of semester).

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Practicum involves work placement.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Tutorial for 1 Hours per day for 5 days (over 1 week prior to start of semester).