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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.83% 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, 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
Covid-19 caused a delay in the running of the 2020 residential school and it was rescheduled for Week 11 in term 2. Although, due to the unknown circumstances of the virus and state travel restrictions, this residential school will be held online. 2021 should see a return of the normally scheduled on-campus practical residential school for this unit.
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
Additional zoom drop in sessions were held each week to allow students to discuss the assessment item in relation to that week's lecture content. These were also recorded to allow students that could not attend access the content that was discussed.
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
This was not able to be actioned in 2020 as the residential school was postponed until Week 11 in term 2. However, marks for the residential school will be released within two weeks of the completion of 2020 "online" residential school.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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
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1 - Case Study
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Professional Practice Placement
4 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books