Course Title: Principles of Exercise Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Principles of Exercise Science

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2109

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

OHTH2109

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Isaac Selva Raj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 9925 7037

Course Coordinator Email: isaacselva.raj@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.3.07

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments arranged via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to the basic concepts, principles and terminology of exercise and sports science. The information obtained in this course is directly applicable to the study of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, rehabilitation and exercise prescription.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP296, Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science):

  1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science. Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  2. Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
  3. Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).





 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Express common terminology related to movement, exercise training and physical activity programs
  2. Identify scientific principles relevant to the development of physical fitness
  3. Recognise the difference between scientific, peer-reviewed information and non-reviewed information available via the web and printed literature
  4. Relate physical activity, fitness and health
  5. Undertake basic fitness tests and explain the basic concepts upon which they’re based
  6. Rationalise pre-exercise screening, demonstrate competencies required to undertake basic pre-activity screening and explain guiding concepts for referral
  7. Design basic physical activity and fitness programs with consideration of individual goals, expectations and backgrounds
  8. Identify the basic requirements of a safe exercise environment
  9. Modify exercise for specific groups and issues associated with medications, applying your understanding of constraints
  10. Demonstrate good technique in basic exercises

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher-led activities include lectures and practical sessions designed to explain and demonstrate the application of evidence-based principles of exercise prescription. Students will also be directed to conduct literature searches and read specified material available via the library, internet or the myRMIT system.

Thirty-six (36) hours for one semester comprising lectures, laboratory sessions and online activities, plus an additional 36 hours of learner-directed study, including preparation of and for assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture notes, prescribed readings, and access to key sites on the internet will be supplied via the myRMIT system. It will be to the student’s advantage to access and review lecture notes and related materials prior to class. These should not however be viewed as a complete set of lecture note materials.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks 

Early Assessment Task:  Online quiz

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4

Assessment Task 2: Assessment and Prescription Task

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-9 

Assessment Task 3: Practical competency test 1 (Hurdle requirement).

This assessment task supports CLO 5,6,8,10

Assessment Task 4: Practical competency test 2 (Hurdle requirement).

This assessment task supports CLO 5,6,8,10

Assessment 5: Final Exam

Weighting 40% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1-4, 6, 8 & 9

HURDLE REQUIREMENTS 

  1. In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in all of 80% of laboratory practical sessions to meet O H & S requirements. If you fail to attend the sessions for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional sessions will not be provided. If granted Special Consideration, you will become eligible to complete supplementary sessions to meet the hurdle requirement. If you arrive after the class has commenced or leave before the class finishes, you will be marked as having arrived late or left early. You will be provided with one warning, and for each subsequent instance this behaviour will be marked as an absence.
  2. Practical competency tests (as above).