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.

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AHE3115 - Clinical Exercise Practice 1

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 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.

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