10 cp Prerequisites: EXSC632 Neurological Analysis, Prescription and Rehabilitation; EXSC633 Exercise and Lifestyle Counselling; EXSC634 Musculoskeletal Analysis, Prescription and Rehabilitation; EXSC639 Applied Anatomy for Clinical Exercise Physiologists
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning
Clinical exercise physiologists must be able to consider ethical, clinical and scientific parameters for their practice. Clinical Experience 1 bridges the knowledge-gap between theory and practice by focusing on the professional qualities that clinical exercise physiologists must demonstrate within hospital systems, community health, private practice, occupational health and safety, and/or relevant sporting and educational settings. The unit draws on experiential learning theory to engage students in integrative and interactive learning environments that explore various clinical contexts and offer opportunities for face-to-face client-centred practice. Exposure to the multidisciplinary nature of Australian healthcare models is important and students will be supervised to conduct assessments and provide safe and effective exercise prescription in a team environment. Students will prepare for their first external clinical placements by reflecting on their continuing professional development across semester with respect to their clinical performance during the exercise lifestyle clinic. This unit aims to facilitate students’ transition toward practicing entry-level exercise physiologists, consistent with the professional standards for Accredited Exercise Physiologists.