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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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: SPEX13-338
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

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.

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.