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SPEX13-338: Advanced Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery


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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

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.

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