SISFFIT043 - Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals

    Unit code: SISFFIT043 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Park


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored to meet body composition goals for individual clients. Goals may relate to body composition maintenance or change. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback.
    It requires the ability to integrate information from pre-exercise screenings, fitness assessments, and medical guidance that may have been received for particular clients, to design suitable programs.
    Program design involves effective application of exercise science principles. This unit has a direct relationship with, and is supported by, SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction.This unit applies to personal trainers who work independently with clients using discretion and judgement to develop and instruct individually tailored client programs. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes and outdoor locations.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
    Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

    • develop and document one personalised exercise program that targets specific body composition goals for a total of three clients to collectively include:
    • a female adult
    • a male adult
    • a client seeking to lose weight or fat
    • a client seeking to build muscle or increase weight
    • for each of the above three clients:
    • take, record and interpret key body measurements
    • develop and document two personalised session plans, each with a minimum duration of 30 minutes
    • instruct two sessions for two of the above clients (four sessions in total), according to session plans, each with a minimum duration of 30 minutes
    • consistently use client-centred communication and instructional techniques
    • according to actual client interactions or case studies, evaluate the effectiveness of one client program, modify program and session content and document details of the evaluation and changes.

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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