EXSC204 - Exercise Testing, Prescription and Delivery
Prerequisites EXSC198 Physiological Bases of Exercise
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
The ability to prescribe and deliver safe, appropriate and effective exercise programs with an evidence–based, best practice approach, to meet the specific health, fitness and/or performance goals of clients, is central to exercise science practice. These knowledge and skills are consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science. This unit introduces students to current methods of exercise testing and prescription. It explores exercise testing and prescription methodology for various populations including the apparently healthy, those of sub–optimal health, and athletes. Scientific knowledge and skills are applied in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise prescription, including integration of learnings from other sub–disciplines of exercise science. Students will be exposed to different methods of delivery, including exercise for individuals and groups and in different environments. The aims of this unit are to provide students with an understanding of the principles of exercise screening, testing, prescription and monitoring, to develop skills in conducting exercise tests and interpreting their results, and prescribing and delivering exercise programs from an evidence–based approach.