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SPEX13-335: Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery


This subject will introduce students to appropriate frameworks for competently and safely conducting health, physical activity and sport-related assessments. Understanding of physiological testing and assessment data will be complemented by development of effective  exercise program design based on best practice for apparently healthy populations. Finally, theoretical knowledge will be translated to relevant instruction for practical application in exercise delivery.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,010
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,260

Learning outcomes

1. Identify and explain the common processes and equipment required to conduct accurate and safe health, exercise and sport-related assessments in accordance with professional guidelines.
2. Explain the scientific rationale, purpose, reliability, validity, assumptions and limitations of common assessments including assessments of body composition.
3. Perform pre-test procedures that require the calibration and adjustment of test equipment, the test explanation, informed consent and medical history, and pre-exercise risk assessment.
4. Identify when guidance or intervention is required from an appropriate health or medical professional before or during an exercise test.
5. Identify and describe the principles of current best practice for designing exercise programs for health, fitness or performance benefits in apparently healthy populations.
6. Select, develop and conduct appropriate protocols for safe and effective testing and correct use of equipment.
7. Record, analyse and interpret assessment information and communicate results to clients and health professionals in verbal and written form.
8. Describe and demonstrate a range of equipment and exercises to suit the needs and abilities of clients.
9. Identify the common contraindications for participation in exercise that are associated with chronic and complex conditions.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020