In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills in the application of fitness training systems based on contemporary practice in fitness and exercise training to support participation in physical activity. An understanding of training principles, including modifications to programs, and planning, developing and delivering programs will be fostered through practical activities. Students will explore, analyse, research, develop, and deliver programs in a range of fitness training systems such as kettleball TRX, gymstick, myofacial release, plyometrics, cross training, and functional fitness to apply their knowledge and skills to professional practice for developing functional movement outcomes for participation.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review and evaluate the efficacious use of a fitness training system to support participation in physical activity and health;  
  2. Devise and apply fitness training systems to encourage participation in physical activity;  
  3. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of fitness training systems to develop resources to support professional practice;  
  4. Present effective instruction in fitness training systems to support participation in physical activity;  
  5. Communicate knowledge and ideas about fitness training systems to others in a clear, coherent and independent manner.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Review of research on a fitness training system 30%
Test Practical test 20%
Project Develop a program using a fitness training system 20%
Presentation Multimedia presentation on a fitness training system aimed at clients 30%

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