This unit is designed as the first part of a Capstone project taken by students in the final year of the ABHE program. It is designed to consolidate the students' undergraduate clinical training via an advanced professional work placement and a reflective, evidence-based analysis of this placement.
The placement aspect of this unit introduces students to the professional roles of clinical exercise physiologists and offers perspectives on the roles of other team members in rehabilitation processes. Students have opportunities to observe clinical exercise professionals in the design, implementation and evaluation of exercise and physical activity programs, and learn about the equipment, facilities and program planning used in exercise delivery for clinical populations. Students have opportunities to practise exercise science in the service of apparently healthy individuals. Students are supervised in the workplace by an approved supervisor, with additional mentoring by university staff. Under supervision, students practise with actual clients and document their learning experiences under the ESSA practicum category of ‘apparently healthy’ category.
The theoretical aspect of the second unit (SCL3002) includes a critical reflection of the placement, informed both by theoretical knowledge from the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics, motor control, anatomy, psychology, sociology, and ethics, and professional knowledge from resistance training, exercise interventions, first aid and career and professional development.
Students must have a valid working with children check, current police check and, first aid and CPR certificate prior to commencing placement.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):