ESSC13008 - Advanced Exercise Prescription and Delivery

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Case Study 50%
2. Practical Assessment 50%
3. Professional Practice Placement 0%
4. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books 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 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.09% 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: Have your say survey
Feedback
Students enjoy the practical components of the residential school, although the competency assessments are challenging, they allow students to work in groups, as well as individually.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue including practical components and assessments in the residential school. These components are also requirements of external accreditation but should be reviewed and improved where necessary..
Action Taken
The practical components of the residential school have remained, and have been continued to be well-received by students.
Source: Have your say survey and student feedback
Feedback
The work integrated learning placement system has improved from previous years, but still requires some improvements to help students complete their paperwork or view sites that have been contacted.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue improving the work integrated learning placement process for students. Communication between the unit coordinator, placement officer, student, and placement site is vital to ensure students can undertake their placements smoothly.
Action Taken
Work integrated learning process have continued to be streamlined so that sites can now complete digital forms and the amount of paperwork that students are required to complete has also been reduced. However, there are specific legal and accreditation requirements that must be maintained and the associated paperwork forms part of those requirements.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students have commented they would like to be able to deliver and prescribe exercise earlier on in the course.
Recommendation
Our current course structure is subject to accreditation by Exercise and Sport Science Australia, unfortunately this means that ESSC13008 will continue to be offered in Term 1, Year 3. It is recommended that students seek more informal learning opportunities outside of their university study, for example coaching, to allow them to practice their skills as they progress through the degree.
Action Taken
Within the current course structure and teaching allocation, it is not possible to begin placement prior to Term 1.
Source: Have your say survey, verbal feedback
Feedback
Students enjoy the practical nature of this unit, and have identified the residential school as a valuable learning experience.
Recommendation
Continue with the practical nature of the residential school and update the practical components as required to be reflective of contemporary practice in Exercise and Sport Science.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
The periodisation task was at times difficult to understand, and some more guidance may be required to assist students to complete this task.
Recommendation
As this written assessment makes up 50% of the grade for this unit, there is a substantial amount of work required to complete it. The learning resources and lectures should be reviewed to ensure adequate scaffolding and signposting of learning material associated with completing this written task. Additional resources may be required to assist students in understanding some of the concepts of periodisation and advanced exercise prescription.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say survey, self reflection
Feedback
Students have requested the marks for the practical components in the residential school are released earlier.
Recommendation
As multiple residential schools are held across different campuses in different week (e,g,in 2018 Mackay Week 7, and Rockhampton Week 9), the unit coordinator was required to ensure marks were appropriately moderated across each campus/residential school. It is recommended that preliminary marks be provided in verbal form (e.g. Pass, Credit, Distinction, etc), if requested and with the caveat that any result is not final until the mark is released, and that final marks be released as soon as practical following the final residential school.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books
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
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 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books