SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

Unit code: SISFFIT004 | Study level: TAFE
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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • effectively use knowledge of the following body systems to improve own instructional practice to plan and instruct at least five different client sessions: cardiovascular; respiratory; musculoskeletal, with attention to bone strength, muscle endurance and muscle strength; nervous; digestive, and;
  • explain and demonstrate: the major movements of the body, while identifying major muscles; actions of major joints during exercise; relevant information regarding structure and function of skeletal muscle, and process of muscle contraction during exercise; muscle actions and functions during different types of contractions.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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