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Exercise Testing and Prescription - EXSS3023

Year - 2020

This unit is designed to provide a comprehensive and critical examination of exercise testing and programming in low-risk populations. The scientific evidence for exercise dosages for aerobic exercise and resistance training required for health and fitness outcomes will be critically reviewed. Other aspects of exercise programming such as flexibility, warm up and instructional technique will also be covered in this unit. Through the use of lectures and case studies, students will learn how to integrate both the physiological components and logistical aspects of exercise performance, to devise individualised exercise test batteries and prescriptions. During practical sessions, students will have to use different techniques and protocols to evaluate aerobic fitness and muscle function. Student will have to demonstrate excellent data collection skills and ability to interpret results and communicate them to a lay audience.

2x1-hr lecture/week for 13 weeks, 3x 1-hr tutorial, 5x2-hr practical

brochure/report (20%), practical exam with report (30%), end semester exam (50%)

Assumed knowledge
EXSS2027 or EXSS2028


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Movement Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Che Fornusek
HECS Band: 2
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