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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 - 2023

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 Unit coordinator and student feedback


Some students misunderstand pre-placement check requirements, which can cause a delay in the beginning of placement.


It is recommended to introduce additional pre-placement information and briefings for students.

Feedback from Unit coordinator, student and supervisor feedback


Students are being increasingly exposed to challenging situations on placement, due to their exposure to more clinical clients under the supervision of Exercise Physiologists


It is recommended to explore options for appropriate mental health first aid and further resources related to exercise delivery for clinical conditions.

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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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

Edition: 4th (2015)
Authors: Gregory Haff & Travis Triplett
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492501626
Binding: Other

Advanced Strength and Conditioning an Evidence-based Approach

2nd Edition (2022)
Authors: Anthony Turner and Paul Comfort
Routledge ( Taylor and Francis )
London London , UK
ISBN: 9780367491352
Binding: Paperback

Strength and Conditioning in Sports From Science to Practice

Authors: Michael Stone, Timothy Suchomel, W. Hornsby, John Wagle, Aaron Cunanan
Taylor & Francis Ltd
London London , UK
ISBN: 9781000602425
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Prchase either paper or eBook versions of the prescribed text at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer - ability to access study materials, including instructional videos and scan and upload assessment.
  • Smart phone or tablet with recording capabilities (required for residential school to access coaching apps for exercise analysis)
  • Office software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Open Office etc)
Academic Integrity Statement

Information for Academic Integrity Statement has not been released yet.

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