This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to implement basic warm up and cool down programs incorporating stretching to assist athletes to prepare for activity and also aid in post activity recovery.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - communication skills to: consult with athletes to establish the presence of contraindications; refer areas beyond own responsibility to appropriate medical personnel; convey information to athletes about safe warm-up and cool-down techniques; - problem-solving skills to: select and apply appropriate warm-up and cool-down techniques for appropriate activities or events; adjust exercises and techniques in response to athlete needs, and; - self management skills to review and reflect on own performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legislation and organisational policies and procedures to enable the safe conduct and monitoring of warm-up and cool-down programs; - principles of biomechanics and human anatomy and physiology to enable the safe conduct of warm-up and cool-down exercises; - contraindications and precautions for warm-up and cool-down exercises to ensure effective prevention or management of injury; - warm-up, stretching and cool-down exercises and techniques for relevant activities or events to enable an appropriate program to be implemented, and; - benefits of warm-up, stretching and cool-down exercises in preventing injury and aiding recovery.

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