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SPEX13-338: Advanced Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery May 2022 [Standard]

General information

This subject will provide students with theory and practical skills for  physical activity and sports-related assessments, and the opportunity to develop capabilities for interpreting and communicating assessment results. A comprehensive understanding of program design and integration of divergent exercise modes will be provided  together with principles of competent leadership in exercise delivery to develop a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based exercise testing, prescription and delivery.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:SPEX13-338
Subject title:Advanced Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2022
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Workshop: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Workshop
  • Sports Lab: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Sports Lab
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 48) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities:


Prescribed resources:
  • Haff, G., & Triplett, N. (2016). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. 4th ed., Human Kinetics.
  • Fleck, S., & Kraemer, W. (2014). Designing Resistance Training Programs. 4th ed., Human Kinetics.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe the limitations, contraindications or considerations that may require the modification of assessments.
  2. Identify and apply the principles and rationale for the calibration of equipment commonly used in assessments.
  3. Employ a range of tools and methods to monitor and evaluate exercise load and progress appropriate for the specific needs for a range of clients.
  4. Design and conduct appropriate use of both testing and exercise equipment to facilitate best practice exercise programs that meet the specific needs of clients.
  5. Apply the principles of motor learning and skill acquisition, including the effective use of learning cues and movement progressions, for teaching and correcting movement and exercise technique.
  6. Evaluate and adapt the delivery of an exercise prescription to respond to environmental change or change in the needs or capabilities of clients.
  7. Record and document the responses and progress of clients during an exercise program and report on the outcomes to clients and health professionals.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Written Report client/athlete testing data report (1500 words) 20% Week 3 1, 3, 4, 6, 7.
Case Analysis Exercise programming for the elderly (1500 words) 20% Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Technical Document Athlete exercise program critique 30% Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4, 7.
Skills Test Functional Movement Screen Assignment 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

We discuss assessment of clients and athletes with respect to writing client and athlete initial, progress and final reports which may be disseminated to athletes and coaches.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

We discuss muscle physiology in detail and the influence on advanced resistance training techniques such as Occlusion training, History Dependence of muscle contraction and velocity based training.

1, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This week we discuss the basis of chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries. We investigate the influence of exercise on prevention and recovery of musculoskeletal injuries. Students will be stepped through assessment, prescription and progression of exercise for true to life case examples.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Approved on: Mar 3, 2022. Edition: 2.6