Course Title: Exercise Programming and Evaluation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Exercise Programming and Evaluation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2171

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016

OHTH2171

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 3 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

The course will provide you with the opportunity to undertake risk stratification and identify appropriate scenarios to prescribe exercise and when to refer individuals to other health providers. It will allow you to apply exercise prescription principles to the development of individualised exercise programs for healthy individuals, athletes, and those with recognised health problems. You will also learn and experience the importance of appropriate communication both with clients and other health providers. Input from experts in various areas of exercise prescription will add to the content of the course.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP041, Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education):

1.     Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

1.     Critique relevant literature and apply relevant exercise prescription principles to successfully develop and safely implement an individualised exercise program.

2.     Compare fitness test protocols and exercise program methods and choose appropriate tests and methods for individuals.

3.     Evaluate the effectiveness of particular exercise prescriptions on health and fitness variables.

4.     Clarify the roles other health practitioners might have in treating the client and develop appropriate interdisciplinary communication skills.

5.     Successfully determine body composition using skinfold measures, girth measures and BMI.

6.     Successfully conduct submaximal aerobic exercise evaluations and upper/lower body muscle strength evaluations. Upon completion, categorise according to established norms.

7.   Successfully write an exercise prescription for apparently healthy and low-risk individuals for:
(i) loss of excessive body fat
(ii) increasing endurance exercise capacity
(iii) increasing muscular strength.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, practical & online experiences, directed readings and on line material are the primary student learning experiences.


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

Early Assessment Task:  Practical competency test 1 (Hurdle requirement. Any student failing the competency test at the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to pass the competency test.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course).

This assessment task supports CLOs 5, 6, & 7

 

Assessment Task 2: Online quiz

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4

 

Assessment Task 3:  Assessment and Prescription task

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4 & 7

 

Assessment Task 4: Practical skills test 2 (Hurdle requirement. Any student failing the competency test at the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to pass the competency test.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course).

This assessment task supports CLOs 5, 6, & 7

 

Assessment Task 5: Final Exam

Weighting 45%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-4

 

HURDLE REQUIREMENTS (you will need to complete these tasks to pass this course):

1. Practical competency tests (as above).

2. In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in all of 80% of laboratory practical sessions. If you fail to attend the sessions for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, additional sessions will not be provided by the course. 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.