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ESSC13008 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Delivery
Advanced Exercise Prescription and Delivery
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General Information


This unit is designed to enhance your understanding and application of exercise prescription and programming, including strength and conditioning concepts, and practical exercise delivery skills. You will also undertake authentic practical exercise delivery via work integrated learning. This will involve working with a variety of apparently healthy populations under the supervision of appropriate health or exercise and sport science practitioners.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, AND ESSC12008 Applied Exercise and Sport Biomechanics

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Mackay City
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Case Study
Weighting: 50%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say Survey


Students commented that a favourite part of this unit was undertaking placement and being able to apply their skills in a real world setting


It is recommended to continue sourcing high-quality placement sites and working with existing high-quality sites to ensure students have positive outcomes from their placement.

Feedback from Have Your Say Survey


Students enjoyed the practical coaching and hands-on nature of the residential school, but some also commented that more direct coaching would be beneficial to their learning.


It is recommended to continue with the practical aspects of the residentials school, and to review the way in which some content is taught.

Feedback from Self-reflection


The addition of podcasts with industry experts created additional learning resources for students.


It is recommended to recruit more industry experts to speak about specific topics in more detail.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain why various types of exercise programming confers health, fitness, or sports performance benefits
  2. Design and deliver safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs, based on best practice that are aligned with the health, fitness, or sports performance needs and goals of clients
  3. Apply your exercise and sport science knowledge to behave and operate as an effective sport and exercise science practitioner in a workplace setting.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Case Study - 50%
2 - Practical Assessment - 50%
3 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Case Study - 50%
2 - Practical Assessment - 50%
3 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books - 0%
Textbooks and Resources



Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition 4th (2015)

Authors: Gregory Haff & Travis Triplett
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492501626
Binding: Other

ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment 2nd Edition 2nd (2020)

Authors: Jeff Coombes & Tina Skinner
ISBN: 9780729542692
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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