ESSC13004 - Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will expand on your learning from Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science A (ESSC13003) to further improve your ability to integrate exercise prescription and programming concepts, and evaluate training programs. You will also enhance your professional development in exercise and sport science, equipping you with knowledge and skills that will assist in gaining employment following graduation. You will be provided with further opportunity to gain practical experience under the supervision of exercise and sport science practitioners to gain competency and assume responsibilities in the work environment while working with a variety of apparently healthy populations.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: ESSC13003 Advanced Applied Exercise and Sport Science A

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2017

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Professional Practice Placement 0%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.61% response rate.

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.

Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Students found the assessment tasks and feedback provided useful but found detailed instructions on how to complete tasks were lacking.
Recommendation
Detailed feedback on logbooks should continue to be provided by an AES/AEP/ASp with experience in the field. Assessment task instructions should provide further details/expectations to eliminate ANY confusion.
Action Taken
Logbooks were able to be submitted for review by the unit coordinator, and exemplars from ESSA were also provided on the Moodle site so that students understood the level of detail required. Content related to the reflective journal was developed and delivered to ensure students understood the requirements of reflective writing.
Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Students felt placement hours should be RPL'ed for those who already have Cert IV's in Fitness and work as personal trainers.
Recommendation
Unfortunately, placement hours are a requirement for ESSA accreditation, and must be monitored by the university. It is recommended that personal trainers undertaking this unit align themselves with an AEP/AES/ASp in practicum hours, who may provide further/differing learning experiences beyond those available to personal trainers.
Action Taken
The Unit coordinator worked within the ESSA guidelines to ensure that students undertaking placement were supervised appropriately, this was done to ensure students were able to apply for accreditation with ESSA at the completion of their degree.
Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Students suggest the amount of paperwork needed for placements be reduced as some host organizations were declining due to the amount of paperwork involved.
Recommendation
Unfortunately, given this course is accredited by ESSA, paperwork is a necessity to ensure placement quality. However, this process is evolving to become more streamlined every year.
Action Taken
A significant overhaul of the placement process has been undertaken with Exercise and Sport Science staff and the Work Integrated Learning office. This has reduced the amount of paperwork for students and placement sites, and has moved many of the forms "online". Work is continuing to further streamline these processes.
Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Recommendation
Action Taken
n/a
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the placement portion of this unit and found the teaching staff very supportive of the placement process.
Recommendation
Continue to support students before and during their placement to ensure that they are undertaking the tasks that are required to complete their logbooks to the appropriate standard.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Some students appreciated the assessment task that asked them to create a CV and respond to selection criteria for an advertised position. However, some students found that too much emphasis of the unit content was put on this task.
Recommendation
Review the weighting and amount of content that is aligned to the job portfolio written assessment task. However, the learning outcomes of this unit align with professional practice and this unit is critical in readying graduates for work following the completion of their degree.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the reflective practice content and found it helped them in preparing and answering questions for their reflective journal. However, some students found that not all questions in the reflective journal related to their experiences during their placement
Recommendation
The questions within the reflective journal written assessment task should be reviewed for relevancy across different placement types. New questions can be developed relating to one or several "critical incidences", this will allow students to reflect on their own individual experiences in more depth.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify employment opportunities and prepare professional documentation related to employment in the exercise and sport science industry.
  2. Reflect upon performance and experiences in the exercise and sports science workplace.
  3. Demonstrate effective application of knowledge and skill as an exercise and sport science practitioner in a workplace setting.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Professional Practice Placement