This unit is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and apply theoretical knowledge in a range of professional sport, exercise and physical activity settings through professional practice placement. Engagement in professional career environments will foster the development of specific practical and non-practical skills needed to obtain the required graduate outcomes for employment within the industry. This unit involves practical placement, which, will contribute to the professional accreditation standards required by the governing body. This unit will required students to draw on the skills and knowledge developed in previous units within the degree.

Students must have a valid working with children check, current police check and, first aid and CPR certificate prior to commencing placement.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SCL3004

Prerequisites

AHE2006 - Exercise Interventions for Healthy Populations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills in to order to provide safe and effective exercise-related interventions for apparently health client groups;  
  2. Critically review the ethical and legal responsibilities of the Codes of Professional Practice in accordance with ESSA and use ethical reasoning to identify, solve problems and recommend professional practice improvements;  
  3. Gather and examine data with the intention of differentiating between functional or clinical outcomes;  
  4. Prescribe an exercise protocol that has been devised through the analysis of physical assessment data in understanding an individual's goal and motivations and evaluate its effectiveness; and,  
  5. Integrate knowledge already acquired from studies in exercise science, sport science and human performance to demonstrate appropriate behaviour as an entry level practitioner.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test conducted online to determine understanding of scope of practice and associated forms behind placement. 10%
Test Theory test to determine competency for placement 20%
Test Practical test to determine competency for placement 20%
Portfolio 140 hour placement record of engagement, training and reflective portfolio for a single client regarding efficacy of 20-30 hours of exercise training 50%

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