The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course prepares students for their first work experience in the Exercise Science industry. 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. The course includes a minimum of 40 hours of work experience in the exercise science industry according to the requirements set by Exercise & Sports Science Australia. It is recommended that students focus on completing exercise testing, prescription and delivery work experience with apparently healthy populations.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Write an job application for a job in the exercise science industry, including curriculum vitae;

2. Identify and explain cultural, gender-related, privacy, confidentiality, socio-economic, medico-legal and child protection issues;

3. Conduct an appropriate risk assessment within an exercise and sports science setting and obtain informed consent from a client;

4. Demonstrate safe and appropriate practices in the use and maintenance of exercise and sports science equipment and devices, including safe and effective supervision of a client;

5. Exhibit professional behaviour, including effective communication, consistent with the Code of Conduct for Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA);

6. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of relevant ESSA approved work experience with apparently healthy populations in the exercise science industry, including reflection on own learning towards graduate attributes.


Content

Topics addressed include:

  • 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 team work;
  • Professional development, including job application strategies, and careers in Exercise and Sports Science.

Requisite

Only 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 course if you have 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 Weighting 10% *

In Term Test: Class Exam Weighting 20%

Written Assignment: Essays - Placement Application 10%, Placement Plan 10% Risk Assessment 10% & Placement Report 40% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • 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 the pre-placement practical skills examination.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work. - A declaration that the student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998

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).