This unit of study is designed to develop theoretical knowledge and technical skills in applying group fitness strategies and approaches. An understanding of how group fitness influences fitness participation, and engagement and adherence in physical activity is fostered including analysis of strategies to encourage and support participation. Knowledge of planning, developing and delivering group fitness activities, including leading and managing groups, delivery of exercise, and modification of activities to client fitness levels will all be applied to practice. Students will develop their knowledge and skills through exploration of a range of group fitness activities such as choreographed and non-choreographed exercise to music activities, bootcamp, aqua aerobics, mind and body, cycle, boxing, and circuits.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SFI2000

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the role of group fitness sessions to support health and encourage participation in physical activity;  
  2. Devise and apply group fitness strategies and approaches to encourage participation in physical activity;  
  3. Consolidate and synthesise group fitness knowledge to develop resources to support professional practice;  
  4. Present effective instruction in group fitness activities to support participation in physical activity;  
  5. Reflect on professional practice in group fitness to develop knowledge of the fitness profession.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Instruction and Evaluation x 2 30%
Report Industry Standards 20%
Assignment Session Plans x 4 30%
Performance Group Fitness Sessions Participation & Evaluation 20%

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