SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients

Unit code: SISFFIT014 | Study level: TAFE
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Overview

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty five and over, and female clients aged fifty five and over. It requires the ability to provide instruction of exercise programs aimed at improving health and fitness for older clients, with consideration of aspects of healthy ageing. It also covers promotion of incidental physical activity to clients to minimise the risk of developing sedentary lifestyle behaviours. It involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice and referral requirements.

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.

Assessment

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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:

  • use industry endorsed pre-exercise screening tools and risk stratification processes to identify the risk level of at least ten older clients;
  • prepare referral letters to relevant medical or appropriate allied health professionals with supporting pre-exercise health screening documentation;
  • plan, document, implement and evaluate suitable exercise programs within scope of practice for older clients;
  • conduct sessions;
  • modify programs for clients, and;
  • conduct periodic ongoing evaluation of outcomes from fitness programs in accordance with the established program goals and industry best practice.

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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