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 SCA Band 4
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
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 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.73% 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 Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
The introduction and use of simulated learning case studies in 2020 due to Covid allowed students to continue learning how to undertake exercise assessment, prescription, and delivery, despite Covid restrictions. Which counted towards the completion of placement hours
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue with simulated learning tasks to prepare and support students undertaking placement. These tasks can be completed prior to undertaking physical placement and allows the completion of hours within the first few weeks of term, while physical sites are being organised.
Action Taken
Simulated learning tasks were again made available to students in 2021. These tasks are well-received and enable additional learning opportunities during restrictions, or for students to undertake additional hours if required.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
Zoom drop in sessions were helpful in understanding learning tasks and placement information.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue with weekly zoom drop in sessions and include a combination of both student and unit coordinator led activities.
Action Taken
The weekly zoom drop in sessions were continued in 2021. However, the attendance in these sessions was very low, and often no students logged in. The continuation of these sessions will be reviewed for 2022.
Source: Have your say survey
Feedback
The Unit Coordinator was readily contactable and passionate about the learning material
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator for this unit should continue to be contactable as often students are on placement and have pressing concerns related to placement activity and the linked assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator has continued to make themselves available to students and site supervisors who have queries about placements. This enables students and site supervisors to have their questions and concerns answered in a timely manner.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students commented that a favourite part of this unit was undertaking placement and being able to apply their skills in a real world setting
Recommendation
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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
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.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue with the practical aspects of the residentials school, and to review the way in which some content is taught.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
The addition of podcasts with industry experts created additional learning resources for students.
Recommendation
It is recommended to recruit more industry experts to speak about specific topics in more detail.
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
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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
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1 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books