This unit is designed to consolidate students' undergraduate clinical training and provides the opportunity to integrate and apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills that have been acquired throughout the course as they transition into a career as an exercise scientist. 

The theoretical and applied aspects of this unit include a critical reflection of the role, scope and impact of professionals who treat clients (patients) who are apparently healthy or may have a clinical condition, informed both by theoretical and professional knowledge from the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, motor control, anatomy, psychology, exercise prescription, exercise interventions, ethics and career professional development.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SCL3002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Advocate for the importance of exercise scientists and how they contribute to the development of the whole person;  
  2. Elucidate professional learning aims, required job skills and career goals using industry-standard language that is appropriate to the context and setting;  
  3. Critically reflect upon the provision of services offered by clinicians (including accredited exercise physiologists); and  
  4. Articulate the relationship between the application of skills and knowledge acquired in clinical exercise studies.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Written Documentation 20%
Report Reflective Report 20%
Report Practitioner Interview 30%
Presentation Group Presentation 30%
The Portfolio assessment contributes to the 140 hours placement as required by ESSA, undertaken in the first Capstone unit, Clinical Exercise Practice 1.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

Study a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree. Learn more about single units of study at VU.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.