Course Title: Career Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Career Development

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Lyndell Bruce

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7349

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 203.3.09

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment only

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The aim of this course is to familiarise you with future vocational opportunities through an awareness of practical community placements. A program of seminars and workshops supports this approach. The course will enable you to develop professional contacts within the broad field of community exercise science, and to become aware of the resources throughout the community. The course also enables you to develop a number of career planning skills that will assist you in formulating a vision for your future in Exercise Science and in the completion of your Human Movement Field Experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

- You will develop your oral communications skills to deal with conflict; manage stress; deal with difficult clients and motivate clients to adhere to exercise programs,
- You will develop your written communications skills necessary to write resumes and application letters, and to foster reflective and critical thought through a journal evaluating the nature of your field work experiences,
- You will appreciate the issues of professional conduct and act in a professional manner in your field experience placement,
- You will be able to link your discpline specific knowledge to an applied exercise science setting.

On completion of this course, you shall be expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate communication skills necessary for effective interaction with organisers of community exercise programs, student colleagues and participants,
- Demonstrate a capacity to work effectively and make positive contributions in a team situation,
- Demonstrate an ability to investigate the range of employment opportunities in the broad area of human movement science,
- Demonstrate career planning skills enabling you to effectively pursue your vocational goals,
- Demonstrate the capacity to resource the network of career opportunities.

Overview of Learning Activities

It is intended that course objectives will be achieved through lectures, seminars, and tutorials. This course will be enhanced by integrating the real world by use of targeted Exercise Science site visits and successful graduates passing on their knowledge in career planning and effective use of the fieldwork experience.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be expected to make use of the course site on the Distributed Learning System, which includes announcements, course documents, and a discussion board.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course will consist of:
- Site visit reports (20%)
- Field experience journal (50%)
- Employability skills matrix (15%)
- Resume and application letter (15%)